A shower of graces poured down at Abuja,
in Nigeria      

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The Good Lord has his complacency in the small acts done by common people. While the dignitaries and honour guests, international officers and Church hierarchs attended the Second African Congress of the World Apostolate of Fatima from October 6-10, 2010 at Abuja, Nigeria, nearly three thousand members of the World Apostolate of Fatima participated in the international meeting from their crowded fly tents and followed with great discipline, silence and reverence the developments of the African Summit and the formation talks.

They participated in great numbers in the penitential services, Confessions and Communions in the five days of the meeting. At the end, they carried in their hearts the divine life which the Good Lord shared with them, His sense of urgency for conversion and evangelization; His care for families and young people (most of them were families and young members of the WAF); the reverence to the sacred; the human warmth of solidarity and charity to neighbors, sharing a meal or their water under the hot sun.

I can imagine the crowds that followed Jesus in the Holy Land to hear His message of salvation, the same discipline and silence, the same reverence toward the sacred, the same solidarity and charity to their neighbors. Then, the Good Lord gave both of them, before and now, the prize of His Word, His Body and Blood as spiritual food; His light to overcome the shadows of this world. And, like the Book of Revelation, chapter 12, "the Woman dressed in sun" expressed her joy for the crowd of her spiritual children following her Only Son in the beautiful "spiritual dance" of a bouquet of grace and mercy, "a shower of graces" for the small ones, the humble ones, for they deserve that joy! God bless!