Our Lady of Fátima
Location Fátima, Portugal
Date 13 May—13 October 1917
Witness Lúcia Santos
Jacinta and Francisco Marto
Type Marian apparition
Holy See approval 1930, during the pontificate of Pope Pius XI
Shrine Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fátima, Fátima, Portugal
Our Lady of Fátima
(Portuguese: Nossa Senhora de Fátima) (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈfatimɐ]) is a title given to the Blessed Virgin Mary as She appeared in apparitions reported by three shepherd children at Fátima in Portugal. These occurred on the 13th day of six consecutive months in 1917, starting on May 13. The three children were Lúcia Santos and her cousins Jacinta and Francisco Marto.
The title of Our Lady of the Rosary is also sometimes used to refer to the same apparition (although it was first used in 1208 for the reported apparition in the church of Prouille), because the children related that the apparition called herself “Lady of the Rosary”. It is also common to see a combination of these titles, i.e. Our Lady of the Rosary of Fátima (Portuguese: Nossa Senhora do Rosário de Fátima).
The events at Fátima gained particular fame due to their elements of prophecy and eschatology, particularly with regard to possible world war and the conversion of Soviet Russia. The reported apparitions at Fátima were officially declared “worthy of belief” by the Catholic Church.
Photograph of the Miracle of the Sun – On October 13, 1917 Witnessed by 100,000 People and Photographed.
Page from Ilustração Portuguesa, 29 October 1917, showing the people looking at the miracle of the sun during the Fátima apparitions attributed to the Virgin Mary.
Basilica of Our Lady of Fatima
Blessed Pope John Paul II – Consecrated the World to the Immaculate Heart of Mary on March 25, 1984
The Actual Tree where Our Lady of Fatima appeared on is gone, now. This Statue and Little Chapel were built on the Actual Site of Our Lady of the Rosary of Fatima’s Six Apparitions – From May 13 to Oct 13, 1917.
“I am Our Lady of the Rosary. Will you Pray the Rosary for Peace?”