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Spectacular Fatima Visit
Promises Peace

"My peace I give unto you...Let not your heart
be troubled, nor let it be afraid."
-John 15:27

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The Fatima miracle is the most spectacular event in the history of the Rosary.

Mary's message was that the power of the Rosary could create peace in the modern war torn world.

To receive this promised peace, Mary asked her children to pray the Rosary everyday, do penance and for the Pope in union with all the bishops of the world consecrate Russia to her Immaculate heart.

If all these things were done, the world would have peace.

On May 13, 1917, Mary chose to give her Rosary message to three shepherd children in rural Portugal. The children's names were Lucia, Francisco and Jacinta and the town was Fatima.

Three Children of Fatima Mary appeared to them dressed in white and holding a rosary just like she did to St. Bernadette at Lourdes. Also similar to Lourdes, Mary prayed the Rosary with them at each visit, which occurred monthly between May 13th through October 13th of the same year.

The events during the final visit in October are most important.

Lucia saw three scenes in the sky that represented the joyful, sorrowful and glorious mysteries.

  • The first being, a vision of Mary, Joseph, and Jesus as a young child,
  • Next, a vision of Jesus as a grown man and Mary appearing sad as Our Lady of Sorrows,
  • In the final scene, Lucia saw Mary alone appearing gloriously crowned as Our Lady of Mt. Carmel.
When these scenes disappeared, 70,000 people witnessed the sun "dancing" in the sky. Miracle of Fatima

Suddenly, the sun left its usual place and moved erratically about the sky. The sun then appeared to hurl towards the earth.

The ground was muddy from days of rain but it suddenly became dry.

Many of the witnesses thought the world coming to an end. But just as suddenly, it returned to it's normal place.

The miracle of the sun has made Fatima one of the most famous events in the history of the Rosary.

Mary asked for people to pray the Rosary daily. She said...

"Pray the Rosary everyday to obtain peace for the world."

The event of the dancing sun defied nature and was a clear sign that God sent Mary to give this message of prayer and penance to the world.

Mary loves the Rosary and it is a powerful means of attaining peace and holiness in your life.

To gain this peace, you must fulfill Mary's request by praying the Rosary every day.

Pope Benedict XVI at Fatima in the year 2010 said...

"We would be mistaken to think that Fatima's prophetic mission is complete. Here there takes on new life the plan of God which asks humanity from the beginning: "Where is your brother Abel...Your brother's blood is crying out to me from the ground!" (Gen 4:9) Mankind has succeeded in unleashing a cycle of death and terror, but failed in bringing it to an end... In sacred Scripture we often find that God seeks righteous men and women in order to save the city of man and he does the same here, in Fatima, when Our Lady asks: "Do you want to offer yourselves to God, to endure all the sufferings which he will send you, in an act of reparation for the sins by which he is offended and of supplication for the conversion of sinners?" (Memoirs of Sister Lucia, I, 162).

At a time when the human family was ready to sacrifice all that was most sacred on the altar of the petty and selfish interests of nations, races, ideologies, groups and individuals, our Blessed Mother came from heaven, offering to implant in the hearts of all those who trust in her the Love of God burning in her own heart. At that time it was to three children, yet the example of their lives spread and multiplied, especially as a result of the travels of the solidarity. May the seven years which separate us from the centenary of the apparitions hasten the fulfillment of the prophecy of the triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, to the glory of the Most Holy Trinity."

Do your part, pray the Rosary everyday for this, our Holy Father's intention.

And by all means promote the Rosary to your family and friends.

To gain peace throughout the world and hasten the triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, many more must pray the Rosary.

It is the only way to usher in the promised reign of peace.

View how powerful the rosary has been throughout history here...

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What Other Visitors Have Said About Fatima

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Pilgrimage of a lifetime! 
I went on a pilgrimage to Fatima last July 2014 at the age of 30. I had the most amazing experience, which has changed my life forever more and deepened …

How Fatima Changed My Life. 
Born on September 13th, 1965, I always had a deep love and devotion to Our Lady of Fatima. I first went to Fatima, Portugal in August 13th of 1988, during …

The Appearance of Mama Mary In My Dreams 
Somewhere in 2011 Mama Mary appeared in my dream and she left me a message. She was saying that on the 13 there will a catastrophe, she only mention is …

Going To Confession In Fatima Not rated yet
I visited Fatima 8 years ago, with a tour. My time there was limited but I had vowed to go to confession there. So I separated from my group and went to …

I Love Not rated yet
I love Jesus, Mary, God, Joseph, all the saints, all the angels, every dead or living soul (even the bad ones,they deserve a chance)

Beauty Incarnate Not rated yet
When I visited Fatima, it was with my Spirit and Truth group, a group of young adults who want to learn more about their Faith. It was very beautiful! …

Fatima - A Trip That Changed My Life Back To God Not rated yet
I went to Rome to see the Pope in 2005. (It had been 40 years since; as an 18 year old I went to work in Rome as an au-pair (nanny) for a year). It …

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Catholic Mysteries Of The Rosary

Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary
The Joyful Mysteries are taken mostly from St. Luke's Gospel in the New Testament. They involve the joyful events of Jesus' childhood. The most joyful event in all of human history is the Incarnation or when God became man and dwelt among us read more...

Luminous Mysteries of the Rosary
What a gift the the Luminous Mysteries of the Rosary are. Meditating on these Mysteries of Light bring even deeper understanding of the public life of Jesus. They fill in the blanks between Jesus' childhood and His suffering and death on the cross. Therefore read more...

Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary The Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary remind you of how much Jesus loves you. He suffered and died for you. "Greater love than this no man hath, that a man lay down his life for his friends." -John 15:13. You are loved by Jesus read more...

Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary
The Glorious Mysteries are the crown of Jesus' triumphs. How exhilarating to know that Jesus is God and that He rose from the dead, making you an heir to Heaven. Reminding yourself of these glorious events as you pray the Rosary prayer will keep your faith alive and strong read more...

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Almighty and everlasting God, look upon the Heart of Thy well-beloved Son and upon the acts of praise and satisfaction which He renders unto Thee in the name of sinners; and do Thou, in Thy great goodness, grant pardon to them who seek Thy mercy, in the name of the same Thy Son, Jesus Christ, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee, world without end. Amen.
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