What happened at Fatima?

Fatima is the greatest supernatural event of the last hundred years.
It is the solution for the crisis our world is going through.
It is a remedy for the salvation of countless souls.

Fatima is a beacon of hope in the darkness of our times!

Overview

We know what happened at Fatima thanks to Lucia dos Santos. She was one of three children who saw the Blessed Virgin Mary. Lucia spoke with her. Later in life, Lucia wrote an eyewitness account of what happened at Fatima. She was by then a Carmelite nun and she wrote in obedience to her religious superiors. Her vivid eyewitness account is published as Fatima in Lucia’s Own Words.

Our Lady appeared to three children, Lucia dos Santos, Francisco Marto, and Jacinta Marto. The year was 1917. At the time, the children were ten, nine and seven years of age respectively. All three lived in Aljustrel, a village in the parish of Fatima, Portugal. The apparitions took place on a small plot of land belonging to Lucia’s parents called the Cova da Iria, where the children used to graze their sheep.

A message of apocalyptic proportions was entrusted to these little children. The message was directed not only to the people of Fatima, not only to Portugal, but to all mankind!

Our Lady's Message

The reason that Our Lady came to Fatima was to deliver a message to the world. This was delivered during her third apparition on 13 July 1917. The message is the most important point of the whole Fatima story. Find out more...

The Apparitions

Our Lady appeared at Fatima, in Portugal, six times to three children, Lucia, Francisco and Jacinta. The Apparitions took place between the 13th of May and the 13th of October, 1917. Find out more...

The Angel of Fatima

The Angel of Portugal, also known as the Angel of Peace appeared to the three Fatima children in the summer of 1916, one year before the apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The children were visited three times by the angel. Find out more...

The Three Children

Both Jacinta and Francisco passed away shortly after the apparitions, as foretold by Our Lady. Lucia dos Santos joined the Sisters of Saint Dorothy at Tuy, Spain, and later became a Carmelite in Coimbra, Portugal. In 2005, Sister Lucia died in Coimbra Carmel and in the same year her cause for beatification was officially opened. Find out more...

Our Lady's Requests

If we take on board Our Lady’s requests there will be peace and many souls will be saved. She requested: Conversion and amendment of life; Prayers and penance; Consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary; First Saturdays Devotion. Find out more...

Five 1st Saturdays

When she appeared at Fatima in 1917, Our Lady said she would come to ask for the ‘Five First Saturdays devotion’. This she did on 10 December 1925, when she appeared to Sister Lucia saying: “I promise to assist at the moment of death with the graces necessary for salvation all who, on the first Saturday of five consecutive months, go to confession, receive Holy Communion, pray the Rosary, and keep me company for a quarter of an hour while meditating on the fifteen mysteries with the intention of offering me reparation.” Find out more...