Our Lady of Fatima (Feast)

On 13th May 1917, the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared at Fatima in Portugal to three shepherd children aged 10, 9 and 7. Running home to tell their parents they described the Lady as “brighter than the sun, shedding rays of light clearer and stronger than a glass filled with the most sparkling water”.

Photograph of the Three Fatima Children

The visions continued every month for the following six months. On the occasion of the final vision, more than 70,000 people witnessed a promised miracle described as ‘the dancing sun’. The three children were, Lucia Santos and her two cousins, Jacinta and Francisco Marto.

Jacinta and Francisco, as predicted by Our Lady, died a few years later, victims of the great Spanish flu epidemic. Lucia became a nun and lived a life of penance, prayer and adoration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. She died in 2005 aged 97yrs.


Our Lady of Fatima:

Pray for us that we will inherit the rewards of eternal life as promised by the Risen Jesus.

Glory be to the…


Today’s Prayers & Reflections: