2017: The Centenary of Fatima arrives

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Lucia, Francisco, and Jacinta Marto

At long last, we have arrived at the century mark of Our Lady's Apparitions in Fatima. We invite you to re-aquaint yourself with the events.

The story of Fatima really begins in the year 1916 when 3 children—Lucy, a girl of 9, Francisco, a boy of 8, and Jacinta, a little girl of 6 years old received the visit of an Angel in order to prepare them to the apparitions of Our Lady the following year.

An answer of Our Lady

On May 13, 1917, the children did not know the confused condition of the world. They had not heard the voice of Pope Benedict XV, who had addressed himself to the Mother of Mankind, asking the Blessed Virgin Mary to look upon the world in tears, to sympathize with the wailing of innocent children, the anguished cries of mothers and wives. This was the day on which the Queen of Heaven had decided to answer the Holy Father’s plea.

About noon, the children were startled by a sudden flash of lightning. Looking up, they saw no sign of a storm. The sky had never been so beautiful, nor the valley more peaceful. Again came the flash....

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