Our Lady of Fatima

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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

Our Lady of Fatima.

Our Lady of Fatima pilgrim statue arrives in Ukraine prior to March 25 consecration

Mar 17, 2022

By Katie Yoder

A special statue of Our Lady of Fatima has arrived in Ukraine, ahead of Pope Francis’ consecration of the country... Read more

Archbishop Mieczyslaw Mokrzycki of Lviv, Ukraine.

Ukrainian archbishop calls for worldwide novena ahead of Pope Francis' consecration of Russia, Ukraine

Ukrainian Catholic leaders have been urging Pope Francis to take the dramatic step to consecrate both Ukraine and Russia to... Read more

Our Lady of Fatima.

Here are resources on the 1984 consecration of Russia

Mar 15, 2022

By CNA Staff

With the announcement that Pope Francis will consecrate Russia and Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary March 25, interest... Read more

Pope Francis in Fatima, 2017.

Here's what you need to know about consecration of Russia and Ukraine by Pope Francis

The Vatican's surprise announcement March 15 that Pope Francis will consecrate Russia and Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary... Read more

Pope Francis in front of a statue of Our Lady of Fatima on the feast day of Our Lady of Fatima.

Pope Francis to consecrate Russia and Ukraine to Immaculate Heart of Mary

Mar 15, 2022

By CNA Staff

The consecration will take place on March 25. Read more

Our Lady of Fatima.

Our Lady of Fatima shrines asked to join in prayer for conversion of Russia

Mar 11, 2022

By CNA Staff

The appeal was made by the rector of Ukraine’s Sanctuary of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Fatima. Read more

Bishop José Ornelas Carvalho.

Pope Francis appoints new Catholic bishop of Fatima

Jan 28, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Bishop José Ornelas Carvalho succeeds 74-year-old Cardinal António Marto. Read more

Lucia dos Santos. Public Domain.

What was Sr. Lucia's advice after Fatima visions? Pray. Everyday.

Oct 13, 2021

By Elise Harris

The niece of Fatima visionary Sr. Lucia dos Santos said her aunt was a normal person like everyone else, but... Read more

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

10 things you need to know about how Fatima's 'Miracle of the sun' ended an Atheist regime

Oct 13, 2021

By CNA Staff

October 13, 1917 marked the last Marian apparition in Fatima, and the day in which thousands of people bore witness... Read more

Our Lady of Fatima.

Fatima visionary predicted 'final battle' would be over marriage, family

Oct 13, 2021

By CNA Staff

Sister Lucia dos Santos, one of the three children who witnessed the Marian apparitions at Fatima, died in 2005. But... Read more

Cardinal José Tolentino de Mendonça celebrates Mass at Fatima, Portugal, May 13, 2021.

Cardinal at Fatima shrine: World needs ‘spiritual restart’ after pandemic

May 13, 2021

Cardinal José Tolentino de Mendonça was preaching on the May 13 feast of Our Lady of Fatima. Read more

Oct. 13, 2017: Statue of Our Lady of Fatima at the Via Conciliazione in Rome, Italy on the 100th anniversary of the Marian apparition.

Maine Catholic schools to observe Fatima anniversary

May 12, 2021

Children at Maine’s Catholic schools will participate in a series of Marian devotions on Thursday, to honor the Blessed Mother... Read more

The Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fatima in Portugal.

Portugal’s Catholic bishops suspend public Masses amid rising COVID-19 cases

Jan 22, 2021

Public Masses will be suspended in Portugal from Saturday, the country’s bishops have announced.  Read more