'Miracle of the sun' broke darkness of Portugal's atheist regimes

On “the day the sun danced,” thousands of people bore witness to a miracle that not only proved the validity of the Fatima Marian apparitions, but is also said to have shattered the prevalent belief at the time that God was no longer relevant. What crowds witnessed the day of the miracle was “the news… Continue reading 'Miracle of the sun' broke darkness of Portugal's atheist regimes

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

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

What was Sr. Lucia's advice after Fatima visions? Pray. Everyday.

The niece of Fatima visionary Sr. Lucia dos Santos said her aunt was a normal person like everyone else, but shared some personal advice that her saintly relative used to give: to pray at least something every day. “She always asked me to pray the rosary every day, because there were many who did not… Continue reading What was Sr. Lucia's advice after Fatima visions? Pray. Everyday.

A personal look at Fatima's saintly Sister Lucia

Fatima visionary Lucia dos Santos was saintly woman – not because she saw visions of Mary, but because of her raw humanity, simplicity, and even her sense of humor, says the cardinal who opened her cause for canonization. When asked about the most “saintly” quality Lucia had, Cardinal Jose Saraiva Martins said it was “her… Continue reading A personal look at Fatima's saintly Sister Lucia

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)

Our Lady of Fatima is coming to the United Nations

One day before the May 13 celebration marking the 100th anniversary of the Fatima apparitions, a statue of Our Lady of Fatima will be visiting the United Nations. May 12 will mark the second time this particular statue has been to the United Nations, the first being in 1952. Among the presenters at the May… Continue reading Our Lady of Fatima is coming to the United Nations

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

It's official: Pope Francis to canonize Fatima visionaries during May visit

During his trip to Portugal for the centenary of the Fatima Marian apparitions next month, Pope Francis will canonize visionaries Francisco and Jacinta Marto, making them the youngest non-martyrs to ever be declared saints. The children will be canonized during Pope Francis’ May 13 Mass in Fatima. The decision for the date was made during… Continue reading It's official: Pope Francis to canonize Fatima visionaries during May visit

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

Fatima nun has 15,000 pages of evidence for beatification cause

As the 100th anniversary of the Fatima apparitions approaches, Portuguese Catholic Church officials announced on Monday that thousands of pages have been gathered to testify to the holiness of Sister Lucia dos Santos – one of the original three children who were witnesses to the famous Marian apparition. The documentation gathered for Sr. Lucia consists… Continue reading Fatima nun has 15,000 pages of evidence for beatification cause

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

Vatican releases exciting news for Pope Francis on Fatima apparition anniversary

Thought rumors have been floating around for some time, the Vatican confirmed Saturday that Pope Francis will travel to Fatima, Portugal May 12-13 in honor of the centenary of the apparitions. “On the occasion of the centenary of the apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary at Cova da Iria, and welcoming the invitation of the… Continue reading Vatican releases exciting news for Pope Francis on Fatima apparition anniversary