The Memorial of Our Lady of Fatima
Our Lady of Fatima is the Patron Saint of Roman Catholic Diocese of Leiria-Fátima
Our Lady of Fatima brief life History
|Feast Day||13 May|
|Patron Saint of||Roman Catholic Diocese of Leiria-Fátima|
Our Lady of Fatima Short life History
Today’s memorial commemorates the apparition of the Blessed Virgin Mary to three children in Fatima, Portugal on the 13th of each month from May to October in 1917. Our Lady appeared to Lucia, age 9, Blessed Francisco Marto, age 8, and Blessed Jacinta Marto, age 6, while they were tending sheep; they described her as “a woman all in white, more brilliant than the sun”, and her message was to do reparation for sins that offend God, and to pray constantly for the conversion of sinners.
She asked for devotion to the Holy Trinity, and for praying the Rosary daily for world peace. Word spread, and by the final apparition on 13 October, 70,000 people showed up to witness the Lady and the sign that she had promised; they witnessed the sun make three circles and zigzag around in the sky.
This was approved on 13 October 1930
Today’s Catholic Quote:
Our Lady of Fatima is also known as Lady of the Rosary (she called herself that when Lucia asked her name)