Our Lady of Fatima

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Official portrait of Francisco and Jacinta Marto, designed by Silvia Patricio. Courtesy of the Fatima Shrine.

Francisco and Jacinta: brother and sister saints who were seers at Fatima

Feb 20, 2024

By ACI Prensa

On Feb. 20, the Church celebrates the lives of two children, Francisco and Jacinta Marto, two of the seers of... Read more

In the history of the Catholic Church, various saints and blesseds have described what hell is like and even the precise place where the “bad” Christians would be.

What is hell like? Check out these visions received by Catholic saints

Jan 27, 2024

By Abel Camasca

In the history of the Catholic Church various saints and blesseds have described what hell is like and even exactly... Read more

A man adorned in the flag of Spain prays the rosary for Spain on Dec. 8, 2023.

Rosary for Spain to join worldwide Confraternity of Our Lady of Fatima prayer crusade

Jan 3, 2024

By Nicolás de Cárdenas

The objective of the initiative is to implore, through the Immaculate Heart of Mary, God’s help and intervention, particularly for... Read more

Thousands prayed for peace at the Fatima shrine in Portugal Oct. 12, 2023.

Thousands at Fátima Shrine pray for peace in the Holy Land and Ukraine

Oct 13, 2023

By Walter Sanchez Silva

In his reflection before the faithful from 35 different countries, Cardinal Américo Aguiar encouraged the faithful to pray to the... Read more

Crowds looking at the Miracle of the Sun, occurring during the Our Lady of Fatima apparitions in 1917.

How the ‘miracle of the sun’ in Fátima helped to end an atheist regime

Oct 13, 2023

By CNA Staff

Oct. 13, 1917, marked the last Marian apparition in Fátima, a day on which thousands of people bore witness to... Read more

Pope Francis prays the rosary in Fatima, Portugal, with young people with disabilities on Aug. 5, 2023.

PHOTOS: Pope Francis prays the rosary in Fátima with young people with disabilities

Aug 5, 2023

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis prayed the rosary with young people with disabilities on Saturday morning in the Fátima chapel. Read more

Lucia dos Santos via Public Domain.

 5 Things to know about Venerable Lucia dos Santos

Jun 22, 2023

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

The cause for sainthood of Sister Lucia dos Santos, one of the Fatima visionaries, was advanced by Pope Francis on... Read more

Sister Lucia Dos Santos.

Pope Francis advances the sainthood cause of Fatima’s Sister Lucia

Jun 22, 2023

By Courtney Mares

Lucia, who was 10 years old at the time of the 1917 Marian apparitions, outlived the other visionaries by decades,... Read more

Pope Francis at the Wednesday general audience on Dec. 28, 2022.

Pope Francis laments new euthanasia law in Portugal on feast of Our Lady of Fatima

May 13, 2023

By Hannah Brockhaus

“I am very sad, because in the country where Our Lady appeared, a law to kill has been enacted,” Pope... Read more

The statue of Our Lady of Fatima was returned to St. Andrew the Apostle Catholic Church in Gibbsboro, New Jersey, Sept. 7, 2022.

Our Lady of Fatima statue to tour Newark Archdiocese throughout May

May 1, 2023

By Joe Bukuras

One of only 13 copies in the world, the statue will leave its home at the Shrine of Fatima in... Read more

Pope Francis prays at the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fatima in Portugal on May 12, 2017.

Pope Francis invites Catholics to renew consecration to Immaculate Heart of Mary on March 25

Mar 22, 2023

By Courtney Mares

The solemnity of the Annunciation on Saturday marks one year since Pope Francis consecrated Russia and Ukraine to the Blessed... Read more

Bishops at the Second Vatican Council.

Fatima, Vatican II, and the world’s consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary

Oct 23, 2022

By Andrea Gagliarducci

The 60th anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council is not the only notable anniversary currently being celebrated... Read more

Sister Lucia Dos Santos.

Fatima’s Sister Lucia is one step closer to being beatified

Oct 18, 2022

By Courtney Mares

The postulators of the cause for beatification of Sister Lucia dos Santos have submitted the positio to the Dicastery for... Read more

Sister Lucia, seer of Fatima (left); detail of the sanctuary of Pontevedra (right)

Spanish shrine where Our Lady of Fatima appeared to Sister Lucía is falling into ruin

Aug 11, 2022

By Nicolás de Cárdenas

The place where Our Lady called for the first Saturday devotion needs urgent reconstruction work. Read more

Mass at the Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima in Portugal on May 13, 2022.

Pilgrims in Fatima offer prayers for peace in Ukraine

May 13, 2022

By Courtney Mares

May 13 marks the 105th anniversary of the first apparition of Mary in Fatima. Read more

Pope John Paul II collapses after being shot on May 13, 1981, in St. Peter’s Square.

‘Everyone was crying’: An eyewitness recalls the attempted assassination of St John Paul II

May 13, 2022

By Markus Vögele

David DePerro was 9 years old when he saw the shooting in St. Peter’s Square on May 13, 1981. Read more

Image of Our Lady of Fatima in Lisbon's cathedral.

The modern miracle of Fatima

May 13, 2022

By Courtney Mares

While men in the trenches of World War I faced chemical gasses and industrialized weaponry that wrought unprecedented human carnage,... Read more

The damaged statue of Our Lady of Fatima at the Major Theological Seminary of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in Vorzel, Ukraine.

‘A blow from the devil’: Shattered Fatima statue found in Ukrainian Catholic seminary occupied by Russians

Apr 11, 2022

By CNA Staff

‘This affair struck me as very unusual,’ said seminary rector Father Ruslan Mikhalkiv. Read more

Crowds looking at the Miracle of the Sun, occurring during the Our Lady of Fatima apparitions.

Why is the First Saturdays devotion called the 'unfulfilled part of the Fatima message'?

Mar 30, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

What is the First Saturdays devotion, and what is its connection to Fatima and the Blessed Virgin Mary's request for... Read more

Blessed Alexandrina of Balazar

The blessed who influenced the pope to consecrate the world to Mary during World War II

Mar 21, 2022

By Diego Lopez Marina

Blessed Alexandrina of Balazar influenced Venerable Pius XII to consecrate the world to the Immaculate Heart of Mary in 1942. Read more