Did Our Lady of Fatima predict the “End Times”?

Does the third secret of Fatima hold the key to what will happen when the world ends? In 1917, the Virgin Mary appeared to three children near Fatima, Portugal. She entrusted to them three “secrets,” two of which were revealed while a third was kept hidden until the year 2000. During that year, the future… Continue reading Did Our Lady of Fatima predict the “End Times”?

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… Continue reading Pope Francis: I am suspicious of ongoing Medjugorje apparitions

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,… Continue reading This is the miracle that led to the Fatima children's canonization

READ: Pope Francis’s prayer at the site of the Fatima apparitions

The Pope will pray to the Virgin Mary to ‘help us follow the example of Blessed Francisco and Blessed Jacinta’ The Catholic News Service has produced an English translation of the prayer Pope Francis has written and will recite at the Little Chapel of the Apparitions in Fatima on May 12. Pope Francis: Hail Queen,… Continue reading READ: Pope Francis’s prayer at the site of the Fatima apparitions

Join me at the feet of Mary, Francis asks ahead of Fatima trip

Wednesday evening, just two days ahead of his trip to Fatima, Pope Francis sent a video message to the people of Portugal asking them to be with him during his pilgrimage, whether physically or spiritually, as he presents flowers to the Blessed Virgin Mary. “I need to feel your closeness, whether physical or spiritual; the… Continue reading Join me at the feet of Mary, Francis asks ahead of Fatima trip

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… Continue reading Everything you need to know about Fatima (Part 1)

Businessman sends free Fatima statues to parishes throughout the world

José Camara, who has paid for statues to be sent everywhere from England to Madagascar, says he has nearly depleted his life savings Every time José Camara thinks his ministry is completed, somebody else needs a statue of Our Lady of Fatima to spread the devotion. Camara, a retired Portuguese businessman, has donated more than… Continue reading Businessman sends free Fatima statues to parishes throughout the world

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… Continue reading How does the Church determine a true Marian apparition?

How the upcoming canonization affirms the Fatima apparitions

The canonization of Fatima visionaries Francisco and Jacinta Marto has been hailed as an exciting moment for the Church, but the rector of the Marian shrine has said that it bears an even greater significance in terms of putting a spotlight on Our Lady’s message. “I think the canonization in a certain way helps to… Continue reading How the upcoming canonization affirms the Fatima apparitions

Pope Francis calls consistory to approve canonisation of Fatima seers

The consistory to approve the canonisation of Blesseds Francisco and Jacinta Marto will take place on April 20 The Vatican has announced that Pope Francis will preside over a consistory to approve canonisation of the Fatima visionaries, Francisco and Jacinta Marto. Once the approval of the cardinals is given at the consistory, scheduled to take… Continue reading Pope Francis calls consistory to approve canonisation of Fatima seers

Sister Lucia declared Second Secret of Fatima fulfilled

In 1917, Our Lady delivered a stunning prophecy to the three child visionaries at Fatima. Russia, she warned, would fall into “error” and spread this error around the world. She asked Russia to be consecrated to her Immaculate Heart. Was this prophecy fulfilled? In 1917, the world was suffering through the tragedy of the First… Continue reading Sister Lucia declared Second Secret of Fatima fulfilled

Pope approves second miracle for Blessed Francisco, Jacinta Marto

On Thursday Pope Francis approved the second and final miracle needed to canonize Blessed Francisco and Jacinta Marto, two of the shepherd children who witnessed the Fatima Marian apparitions. The Pope approved the miracle in a March 23 audience with Cardinal Angelo Amato, Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, during which he… Continue reading Pope approves second miracle for Blessed Francisco, Jacinta Marto

Cardinal Nichols consecrates England and Wales to the Immaculate Heart of Mary

Thousands attended the consecration in Westminster Cathedral Cardinal Vincent Nichols has crowned a statue of Our Lady of Fátima in the centenary year of her appearance, and re-consecrated England and Wales to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. At a packed Westminster Cathedral, filled to its 3,000 capacity and with large crowds spilling into the plaza,… Continue reading Cardinal Nichols consecrates England and Wales to the Immaculate Heart of Mary

A WARNING? The several Sightings of the Virgin Mary spike around the globe, could be related to Fatima

Recently, a large number of miraculous sightings have been reported. The sightings range from unusual and unnatural cloud formations, to weeping statues of the Virgin Mary and more. Is this a sign that something great is about to happen? Are we prepared for the moment, if it should come soon? Supernatural appear to be on… Continue reading A WARNING? The several Sightings of the Virgin Mary spike around the globe, could be related to Fatima

Our Lady of Fatima to be crowned again to mark centenary year

The National Pilgrim Virgin Statue and Relics will arrive at Westminster Cathedral on February 18 Cardinal Nichols will crown Our Lady of Fatima and consecrate England to the Immaculate Heart of Mary during a Mass at Westminster Cathedral on Saturday February 18. The consecration will be a renewal of the original offering made by Cardinal… Continue reading Our Lady of Fatima to be crowned again to mark centenary year

THE FINAL BATTLE: Meaning behind Fatima Apparition's final battle prediction revealed

Sister Lucia dos Santos, one of the three children who witnessed the Marian apparitions at Fatima, died in 2005. But before her death, she predicted that the final battle between Christ and Satan would be over marriage and the family. So says Cardinal Carlo Caffarra, who reports that the visionary sent him a letter with… Continue reading THE FINAL BATTLE: Meaning behind Fatima Apparition's final battle prediction revealed

The 100th Fatima anniversary brings with it three ways to obtain an indulgence

For the 100th anniversary of the apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima in Portugal, Pope Francis has decided to grant a plenary indulgence opportunity throughout the entire anniversary year, which began Nov. 27, 2016, and will end Nov. 26, 2017. The rector of the Fatima Shrine in Portugal, André Pereira, explained to CNA that the… Continue reading The 100th Fatima anniversary brings with it three ways to obtain an indulgence

100 years later – Do we still need Fatima? THIS answer may surprise you!

Next year is the 100-year anniversary of the Miracle of the Sun during an apparition of Our Lady of Fatima. A century after her visit, we ask the question, does the world still need Fatima? Here is one surprising answer. But Fatima was a century ago. Russia, about which Our Lady delivered a dire warning,… Continue reading 100 years later – Do we still need Fatima? THIS answer may surprise you!

Sir James MacMillan to compose work for Fátima anniversary

The celebration in 2017 will be attended by Pope Francis Composer Sir James MacMillan has been commissioned by the Shrine of Fátima to write a work for the shrine’s centenary. Sir James, a Catholic Herald contributing editor, will write the 15-minute work for the closing concert of the Centennial of the Apparitions at Fátima on… Continue reading Sir James MacMillan to compose work for Fátima anniversary