En Fátima recé por ti
A small souvenir from Fatima, meant as a gift for a person for whom the pilgrim prayed at the shrine.
Pilgrims making their way to the sanctuary of Our Lady of Fatima on their knees, Portugal.
Blessed Francisco and Jacita, two of the visionaries of Fatima.
The altar of Our Lady of Fatima in the church of São Domingos in Lisbon, Portugal.
On either side of the statue of Mary stand statues of Jacinta and Francisco Marto, two of the visionaries of Fatima. They were both victims of the Great Spanish Flu epidemic of 1918-20 and declared blessed in 2000. The third visionary of Fatima, Lúcia, died in 2005 at the age of 97.
Ntra. Sra. de Fatima
A Spanish holy card of the pilgrim statue of Our Lady of Fatima.
O come to the throne of grace,
O come to the heart most pure!
To Mary, our hope of life,
In whom salvation is sure.
O Lady of Fatima, hail!
Immaculate Mother of grace;
O, pray for us, help us today,
Thou hope of the human race!
- Our Lady of Fatima hymn
The miracle of the doves:
The statue of Our Lady of Fatima left the Cova da Iria for Lisbon in 1946. On this occasion, white doves let loose by someone in the crowd, fluttered down to rest by the feet of the statue and remained there for days without food and drink, oblivious to the jostling crowds, blaring bands and the long road and river journey back to Fatima.
- A Pilgrim’s Handbook to Fatima
Procissão das Velas
The procession of the candles in Fatima, 12 May 2007.
Don’t lose heart. I will never forsake you. My Immaculate Heart will be your refuge.
- Mary in Fatima, 1917
A procession in honour of Our Lady of Fatima in Asturias, Spain, sometime in the 1940s.
13 May is the feast of Our Lady of Fatima, which celebrates the apparition of Mary to three shepherd children in the Portuguese village Fatima 97 years ago.
The site of the apparitions is one of the world’s most visited religious shrines.