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by Mary Farrow Fatima, Portugal, May 13, 2021 / 07:01 am America/Denver (CNA). It’s the most popular and well-known Marian apparition in the recent history of the Church. One hundred years ago, the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to three shepherd children in a field in Fatima, Portugal. She brought with

CNA Staff, May 13, 2021 / 04:30 am America/Denver (CNA). A cardinal celebrating Mass at Portugal’s Fatima shrine on Thursday said that the world needs a “spiritual restart” as well as economic reconstruction after the pandemic. Preaching on the May 13 feast of Our Lady of Fatima, Cardinal José Tolentino

May 13 is the anniversary of the apparition of Our Lady to three shepherd children in the small village of Fatima in Portugal in 1917. She appeared six times to Lucia, 9, and her cousins Francisco, 8, and his sister Jacinta, 6, between May 13, 1917 and October 13, 1917.

On the eve of the 100th Anniversary of the "Miracle of the Sun", the Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary in Fatima (CT Photo/Greg Hartman)
Fatima, Portugal, Mar 13, 2021 / 04:01 pm MT (CNA).- The Bishop of Leiria-Fátima, António Cardinal dos Santos Marto, announced that the 2021 pilgrimage to Fatima will take place virtually due to existing restrictions in Portugal because of the coronavirus pandemic. The cardinal encouraged the faithful to make a spiritual

Francisco, 11, and Jacinta, 10, are the youngest non-martyrs to be canonized in the history of the Church. The brother and sister, who tended to their families’ sheep with their cousin Lucia Santo in the fields of Fatima, Portugal, witnessed the apparitions of Mary, now commonly known as Our Lady

by Hannah Brockhaus Vatican City, Nov 22, 2020 / 04:27 am MT (CNA).- Pope Francis offered Mass for the Feast of Christ the King on Sunday, and afterward oversaw the traditional passing of the World Youth Day cross and Marian icon to a delegation from Portugal. At the end of

by Courtney Mares Rome Newsroom, Oct 16, 2020 / 09:00 am MT (CNA).- World Youth Day Lisbon launched its website and unveiled its logo Friday as Portugal prepares to host the world’s largest gathering of Catholic young people in August 2023. The logo, featuring the Blessed Virgin Mary in front

Covid-19 Our Lady of Fatima Shrine
by Courtney Mares Rome Newsroom, May 13, 2020 / 10:00 am MT (CNA).- For the first time in its history, the Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima celebrated the May 13 anniversary of the 1917 Marian apparitions without the presence of the public. “Yes, the sanctuary is empty, but not