Posts Tagged ‘Fatima’

Mary at Fatima, 100 years on Comments 0

Thursday, May 11th, 2017

It’s always interesting to look at a date or a period of time and ask, “What happened on this day ten years ago? Or fifty or a hundred years ago?” Sometimes we can be surprised how quickly time has passed from a momentous event. And so, let’s play the game to the extremes, and ask: Read more

Canonisation of Fatima children Comments 0

Monday, March 27th, 2017

The canonisation of Fatima children Jacinta and Francisco Marto will take place when Pope Francis visits the Portuguese shrine in May. Read more   Related Posts:Roll out blue carpet for drive-in screening of movie…DC archbishop doubles down on criticism of Trump…Pope Francis prays for media covering the…St. Junipero Serra statue torn down in San Francisco Read more

Sister Lucia of Fatima’s case for beatification Comments 0

Thursday, February 16th, 2017

Sister Lucia of Fatima’s case for beatification is ready to be presented to Vatican officials. The Catholic Church in Portugal says it has assembled over 15,000 pages of testimony and documentation to support Lucia’s case. Lucia was one of three shepherd children who said the Virgin Mary appeared to them in the town of Fatima Read more

10 little known facts about Fatima Comments 0

Thursday, February 16th, 2017

The 100th anniversary of our Blessed Mother appearing to three shepherd children at Fatima in Portugal officially begins on May 13 Mary appeared there six times, once a month from May through October. Most people know about the Miracle of the Sun during that October 13 apparition that was witnessed by at least 70,000 people. Read more

Plenary indulgence opportunity until 26 November 2017 Comments 0

Friday, December 9th, 2016

A plenary indulgence opportunity is available for the next 12 months. It will mark the 100th anniversary of Our Lady’s appearance at Fatima, Portugal. Pope Francis has granted the opportunity from 27 November 2016 until 26 November 2017. Read more   Related Posts:Pope to give a special Urbi et Orbi blessingStop and speak to the Read more

Did the sun really dance at Fatima? Comments 0

Friday, November 4th, 2016

It is claimed the miracle of the dancing sun at Fatima was seen by 70,000 people on October 13th 1917. Some dispute the number, but there was certainly a very large crowd. Look at photograph of the crowd. View photograph of the event Read an eye witness account Many attempts have been made to explain what Read more

Fatima end times call cited in Mexico marriage debate Comments 1

Tuesday, July 12th, 2016

A reference by a Fatima visionary to an end times battle over marriage and the family has been cited as a same-sex marriage debate looms in Mexico. Desde la Fe, the weekly of the archdiocese of Mexico, wrote of a statement from Sr Lucia dos Santos. This comes as Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto announced Read more

José Mourinho to speak Pope’s words in Fatima film Comments 0

Tuesday, June 7th, 2016

Manchester United’s new manager José Mourinho is lending his voice to the character of Pope Francis in an animated film about Our Lady of Fatima. Portuguese production company Imaginew said Mourinho will be the voice of the Pontiff in four languages – Portuguese, English, Spanish and Italian, the Catholic Herald reported. These are “the languages Read more

Vatican denies claims on Ratzinger and Fatima third secret Comments 0

Tuesday, May 24th, 2016

The Vatican has rejected claims that Pope Benedict XVI said the Third Secret of Fatima was not released in its entirety in 2000. Such claims, expressed in recent articles, were described by the Vatican as “pure inventions” and “absolutely untrue”. The claims relate to when the Pope emeritus was prefect of the Congregation for the Read more

How Our Lady of Fatima kept Pope John Paul II going Comments 0

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

During the late John Paul II years, one constant bit of subtext on the Vatican beat was the pope’s health and his physical capacity to lead. I used to joke that my definition of bliss would be never having to go on TV or radio again and start by saying, “Well, I’m not a doctor, Read more