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October 26, 2013 (Romereports.com) Amongthe thousands of people who came out to St. Peter's Square to welcomeOur Lady of Fatima, was American Patti Birks. As the original statuewas being carried out, she recited the prayer she says every singleday. 


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"You and me, I and you, in time, in Eternity in our Ladyof Fatima and all the tabernacles of the world.” 

Shehas always felt a strong devotion to Our Lady of Fatima. She made ita point to come to Rome as the Pope entrusted the world to theImmaculate Heart of Mary. She traces her faith back to her latefather, Chief Petty Officer William Rogers Birks, who overcame someof the worst challenges that come with war. 

PATTIBIRKS 
"He was captured in WWII by the Japanese. He survived theinfamous Bataan death march and three and a half years in a Japaneseprison camp.”

Throughoutthat time, it was his faith that always stayed strong. This she says,is one of the lessons her father showed her. Now through her talks indifferent schools, it's that message that she wants to share withothers. 

PATTIBIRKS 
"You'vegot to get up and carry your Cross and move on, You have to got to gothorough it and have the faith that you're going to make it.” 

Shealso likes to point out that she was born on October 13th,which coincides with the date of Our Lady of Fatima's last recordedapparition, back in 1917. She says sharing her devotion is more thanjust a hobby—she says it's a mission


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