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Coverage Schedules

Tuesday, May 11

Mass in Lisbon 1 p.m. ET

Wednesday, May 12

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

Thursday, May 13

Mass in Fatima 5 a.m. ET

Friday, May 14

Mass in Porto 5 a.m. ET
 

Upcoming Papal Visits

Papal Visit to Cyprus
June 4 - June 6, 2010

 

 

Papal Visit to Great Britian
September 16 - September 19, 2010

The Fatima Children

 In the year 1917, in a mountainous region at the center of Portugal, the Mother of God appeared six times to three young children. Elsewhere on the continent the “Great War” raged, that would cost Europe an entire generation, over 37 million lives. Besides sending her own sons to die (in France and North Africa) Portugal was in political chaos at home. There was a dizzy succession of governments following a revolution in 1910. The monarchy had been replaced by a republic, with a new liberal constitution separating Church from state. Government officials, under the influence of Freemasonry, were not sympathetic to the Faith. But for the people themselves, the Faith was the air they breathed, as in the village of Aljustrel, a collection of whitewashed houses on a dusty road in the parish of Fatima.

There Lucia, Francisco, and Jacinta were born and raised in homes where the catechism was their daily bread, stories from the Bible their recreation, and the word of the village priest was law. Lucia de Jesus Santos was born, the youngest of seven children, to Antonio and Maria Rosa Santos, on 22 March 1907. She was a plain child with sparkling eyes and a magnetic personality, a natural leader to whom other children looked with confident affection. Blessed with an excellent memory, Lucia was able to learn her catechism, and make her First Communion and Confession, at age six. She herself became a catechist at nine. Lucia would be the constant guide and companion to her first cousins, Francisco and Jacinta Marto, through the trials that accompanied the apparitions of the Blessed Mother.
 

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The Fatima Children

Lucia Santos

Bl. Jacinta Marto

Bl. Francisco Marto

 

The Apparitions

The Theology of Apparitions

Apparitions of the Angel of Portugal - 1916

Apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary - 1917

Text of the Secret of Fátima with Commentary

 

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