Tag Archives: Fatima

Pope Francis: I am suspicious of ongoing Medjugorje apparitions

Asked by journalists about the alleged appearance of the Virgin Mary at Medjugorje, Pope Francis said the original apparitions more than three decades ago deserve further study, but voiced doubt in the supposed ongoing visions. He stressed the need to distinguish between the two sets of apparitions, referencing a report submitted to the Vatican’s Congregation

Read more

This is the miracle that led to the Fatima children’s canonization

Tomorrow, on the 100th anniversary of Mary’s first appearance at Fatima, Pope Francis will canonize Jacinta and Francisco Marto, two of the three shepherd children who witnessed the Marian apparitions. A press conference preceding the Pope’s arrival highlighted the miracle that paved the way for their canonization. The miracle involved a Brazilian boy named Lucas,

Read more

Everything you need to know about Fatima (Part 1)

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

How does the Church determine a true Marian apparition?

When it comes to apparition reports the Catholic Church takes a prudent approach When it comes to Marian apparitions, the Catholic Church takes a prudent approach that focuses more on the message than the miracle. Supernatural phenomena, like the alleged miracle of the sun in Fatima, Portugal, nearly 100 years ago, are not the primary

Read more