Teams International Gathering Fatima July 16 to 21, 2018
9000 global attendees!
Oceania will be well represented at the upcoming International Gathering in Fatima this July.
Forty-five members, including four priests, are now making final arrangements to be part of this unforgettable event.
Participants are looking forward to meeting Teams members from all around the world. They will experience what it means to belong to a truly international movement that bridges many languages and cultures. Over a six-day period, they will hear from excellent speakers and have the opportunity to pray, share and laugh with 9000 Teams members.
A number of attendees from Oceania are travelling together on a pre-Gathering tour of Northern Spain and Portugal, ending in Fatima. This will be a wonderful chance for the group to get to know each other before the event.
Your prayers would be much appreciated for all attendees and especially for the couple from the Philippines, that they will be able to secure visas to attend the Gathering. In the past, it has been very hard to get approval. Last time, the Philippines missed out, but this time things are looking a little more positive.
You may like to follow the news leading up to and during the event by viewing the international Teams website at: http://www.endfatima2018.pt/en/
About the Logo: This artistic and profoundly spiritual logo evokes Our Lady of Fatima, who will watch over us during the whole period of our Gathering in July 2018.To learn more about the meaning of the various components of the logo, go to
http://www.equipes-notre- dame.com/en/life-of-the- movement/news/a-logo-for-the- fatima-gathering-of-2018
The theme: Reconciliation, a sign of love. See link: http://www.endfatima2018.pt/en/tema/
The biblical focus is ‘The Lost Son’:
“He was still a long way off when his father caught sight of him. His father was so deeply moved with compassion that he ran out to meet him, threw his arms around his neck and kissed him.” Lk 15, 11-32