Our Lady of Fatima

2017 is the centennial of the Fatima apparitions (May 13 - Oct. 13).

The Message

The apparitions of Our Lady at Fatima took place between May 13 and October 13 in the year 1917. Our Lady appeared to three Portuguese children at Cova da Iria, near Fatima, a city 110 miles north of Lisbon, Jacinta and Francisco Marto, and Lucia dos Santos. During these apparitions, Mary asked the children to pray the rosary for world peace, for the end of World War I, for sinners and for the conversion of Russia. Three "secrets" were revealed to the children, which were recorded by Lucia and revealed by her later: The first two in 1927, and the last was withheld until 2000.

A short summary of the secrets and the history of Fatima appears

The True Story of Fatima by Father John de Marchi, IMC

How the Holy Fathers have honored Our Lady's apparitions

Eight surprising facts about Fatima

Fr. Corey Litnzer's Notes from Spring Study Day

The Children Fatima children

Pictured left to right are Lucia dos Santos and Francisco and Jacinta Marto. 

Maria Lucia 

Jacinta & Francisco 

  Spirituality of Francisco 



Crowds at Fatima witness the miracle of the sun

The Miracle of the Sun

Below is pictured the crowd of more than 30,000 people gathered near Fatima on Oct. 13, 1917 to witness an apparition of the Blessed Virgin Mary, who promised to appear there on that day. What they witnessed is called the "Miracle of the Sun."

Apparition of Oct. 13, 1917, better known as "the Miracle of the Sun"

Photo of the "Miracle of the Sun"

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