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A vintage postcard of a procession in Fatima, Portugal.

A vintage postcard of a procession in Fatima, Portugal.

A statue of Our Lady of Fatima in Siena, Italy.

A statue of Our Lady of Fatima in Siena, Italy.

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A statue of Our Lady of Fatima in the Millennium church in Timisoara, Romania.

A statue of Our Lady of Fatima in the Millennium church in Timisoara, Romania.

The statue of Our Lady of Fatima at the sanctuary of the Barbinite Fathers in Youngstown, New York.

The statue of Our Lady of Fatima at the sanctuary of the Barbinite Fathers in Youngstown, New York.

A 1950s postcard of the candle procession at the shrine of Our Lady of Fatima, Portugal.

A 1950s postcard of the candle procession at the shrine of Our Lady of Fatima, Portugal.

Heart

Are you suffering a great deal? Don’t lose heart. I will never forsake you.

- Mary in Fatima, 1917

A room with wax votive offerings in Fatima, Portugal.
It is common for pilgrims to the shrine to offer and burn wax body parts, or sometimes whole bodies, to Mary as a token of thanks or prayer.

A room with wax votive offerings in Fatima, Portugal.

It is common for pilgrims to the shrine to offer and burn wax body parts, or sometimes whole bodies, to Mary as a token of thanks or prayer.

Nossa Senhora de Fátima

Nossa Senhora de Fátima

Today is the feast of Our Lady of Fatima, which celebrates the apparition of Mary to three shepherd children in Portugal in 1917. The village of Fatima has been an important place of pilgrimage ever since.

Today is the feast of Our Lady of Fatima, which celebrates the apparition of Mary to three shepherd children in Portugal in 1917. The village of Fatima has been an important place of pilgrimage ever since.

Notre-Dame de FatimaA vintage French postcard depicting Our Lady of Fatima.

Notre-Dame de Fatima

A vintage French postcard depicting Our Lady of Fatima.

Our Lady of the Rosary of Fatima

Our Lady of the Rosary of Fatima

Virgen de Fatima
The statue Mary in the shrine of Our Lady of Fatima in Lancha de Genil in Granada, Spain.

Virgen de Fatima

The statue Mary in the shrine of Our Lady of Fatima in Lancha de Genil in Granada, Spain.

Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fátima

Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fátima

Pilgrim Madonna

Pilgrim Madonna

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