Our Lady of Fatima

Where:  Fatima, Portugal

When:  May 13, 1917


The Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to three children, Lucia Santos and her cousins Francisco and Jacinta Marto (ages 9,10 & 11)  at Fatima, Portugal. The children described her as,

"brighter than the sun, shedding rays of light clearer and stronger than a crystal goblet filled with the most sparkling water and pierced by  the burning rays of the sun". Mother Mary asked them to pray the rosary every day. She also warned them about the consequences of the World  War II, a result of the sins of people. She requested them to pray  for sinners and wrong doing souls as many souls perish in hell.

Francisco Marto:

Born:   11th June 1908

Died:  4th April 1919 (age 11 yrs)

Beatified:   13 May 2000, 

Canonized:  13 May 2017

Jacinta Marto:

Born:  11 March 1910

Died:   20 February 1920

Beatified:  13 May 2000

Canonized:   13 May 2017

Lucia Santos:

 Born: 28 March 1907

 Died: 13 February 2005