• Pilgrimages to Fatima are on the uptick

    Pilgrimages to Fatima are on the uptick

    • May 8, 2017

    Dr. Pedro Valinho Gomes, director of pilgrim services at the Fatima shrine, noted the number of groups and pilgrims visiting Fatima from Asia has been climbing noticeably amid the general increase in pilgrimages, “which is something rather new that has started in the past 10 years.”

  • Fatima and the Atheists

    Fatima and the Atheists

    • May 8, 2017

    Fr. Dwight Longenecker says the Miracle of the Sun happened in Fatima on October 13, 1917. We have documentary, eyewitness, and photographic evidence that 70,000 people ‘saw’ the sun spin, felt it was yanked from the sky and that it plunged to earth. Everyone said they saw the same thing. Everyone was so frightened they screamed and ran for their lives. Clearly something happened, what was it? The answer given by believers is more rational than the answer given by atheists.

  • One hundred years later, Fatima’s message still echoes

    One hundred years later, Fatima’s message still echoes

    • May 7, 2017

    In 1917, meaning, purpose, value, along with transcendence, dignity, and benevolence were rapidly being shed, and this interior emptiness was fueling humanity’s ungodly rage and desire for annihilation. It was into that environment that Mary injected herself in Fatima, bringing a message of light and hope.

  • Papal visit completes Fatima anniversary celebrations

    Papal visit completes Fatima anniversary celebrations

    • May 4, 2017

    Portuguese Bishop Antonio dos Santos Marto of the Diocese of Leiria-Fatima said the centenary celebrations of the apparitions at Fatima “wouldn’t be complete without the presence of the pope,” explaining that the pope “is part of the message of Fatima.” Francisco and Jacinta Marto, two of the children who saw Our Lady, will be canonized May 13 during Pope Francis’s Mass at the Fatima shrine.

  • Vatican cricket club takes interreligious tournament to Fatima

    Vatican cricket club takes interreligious tournament to Fatima

    • Apr 21, 2017

    The priests, deacons, and seminarians who make up the Vatican’s cricket team will be traveling to Fatima to take part in an interreligious tournament. The event will take place just three weeks before Pope Francis will visit Fatima for the 100th anniversary of the appearance of Our Lady to three shepherd children in the country.

  • No secret: Last three popes share close bond to Fatima

    No secret: Last three popes share close bond to Fatima

    • Mar 30, 2017

    On the 100th anniversary of the apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima, we look back on its very special relationship with the last three popes. St. John Paul II credited Mary his near-escape from death, Pope Benedict XVI was a “great devotee” and Pope Francis will visit the site this year in honor of the centennial.