Posts Tagged ‘Our Lady of Fatima’

Roll out blue carpet for drive-in screening of movie ‘Fatima’

Monday, August 10th, 2020

More than 70 cars lined up last Tuesday night for a screening of “Fatima” — a new movie about the Virgin Mary’s reported 1917 appearances to three shepherd children in Fatima, Portugal — complete with photographers to capture cars arriving on the blue carpet and some screening-day swag — “Fatima” face masks. Read more

What you need to know about Fatima

Thursday, October 12th, 2017

It’s the most popular and well-known Marian apparition in the recent history of the Church. One hundred years ago, the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to three shepherd children in a field in Fatima, Portugal. She brought with her requests for the recitation of the rosary, for sacrifices on behalf of sinners, and a secret regarding Read more

Saving Lucas Batista – the Fátima miracle

Monday, May 15th, 2017

The Vatican says the complete and unexplained recovery of  severely injured Lucas Batista is the miracle needed to canonise Franciso and Jacinta Marto. They say doctors, some of them non-believers, said Lucas’s recovery could not be explained. Pope Francis canonised the siblings on Saturday at Fátima. Lucas was five when he fell 6.5 metres out of a Read more

Fátima’s saints – Fransisco and Jacinta canonised

Monday, May 15th, 2017

Pope Francis made a pilgrimage to Fátima on Saturday to canonise two of the three shepherd children Our Lady appeared to 100 years ago. Jacinta and Francisco Marto, who died in 1919 are now “Saint Jacinta and Saint Francisco”. (The third “child”, their cousin Lucia, died in 2005.) Thousands of pilgrims lined Francis’s route and Read more

Mary at Fatima, 100 years on

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

Latin Mass for Fatima centenary feast

Monday, April 10th, 2017

The traditional Latin Mass may be celebrated on Our Lady of Fatima’s feast day this year. The Mass will mark the 100 years since Our Lady is said to have appeared in a series of visions at Fatima, Portugal. The Vatican office which governs the use of the traditional Latin Mass gave permission for “a Read more

How Our Lady of Fatima kept Pope John Paul II going

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

Famous Our Lady of Fatima statue comes to Guam

Friday, March 6th, 2015

The International Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Our Lady of Fatima visited Guam for 10 day last month. The world-famous statue  was sculpted in 1947 by Jose Thedim, based on the description of Sr. Lucia, one of the three young seers who saw Our Lady each month from May to October 1917 in Fatima, Portugal. Patrick Read more

Pope consecrates pontificate to Our Lady of Fatima

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

Pope Francis has asked Cardinal José Policarpo of Lisbon if he can consecrate his pontificate to Our Lady of Fatima. Addressing a general assembly of the Portuguese Bishops’ Conference, the cardinal said: “Pope Francis asked me twice whether he could consecrate his new ministry to Our Lady of Fatima. “It is a mandate I can Read more