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Mass in Lisbon 1 p.m. ET
Meeting with the world of culture 5 a.m. ET
Arrival in Fatima & Vespers 12:30 p.m. ET
Blessing of the Candles and Rosary 4:30 p.m. ET
Mass in Fatima 5 a.m. ET
Mass in Porto 5 a.m. ET
Papal Visit to Cyprus
June 4 - June 6, 2010
Papal Visit to Great Britian
September 16 - September 19, 2010
Almost eight months had passed since the last apparition of the
Angel. Lucia, Francisco and Jacinta continued to practice what the
Angel had taught them, praying and offering sacrifices to the Lord.
Lucia was now ten years old, Francisco would be nine in June and
Jacinta had just turned seven in March, when on May 13th, 1917, they
chose to pasture their sheep in a hilly depression owned by Lucia's
father and known as the Cova da Iria, or Cove of Irene. It was
there, with one exception, that the Blessed Virgin under the title
of Our Lady of the Rosary appeared on six occasions in 1917, and a
seventh time in 1920 (to Lucia alone).
As important as the place and the time is the situation of the world. At that moment the First World War raged in Europe, introducing mankind to the most savage forms of warfare seen to that date. In far off Moscow Lenin prepared the revolution that would overturn the Russian social order in November 1917 and eventually engulf almost half the peoples of the earth. It was in that context that heaven condescending to earth to provide the antidote to the moral and social evils of the world - the message of Fatima.