Everything is fine May 13ththe Catholic Church celebrates the Day of the Virgin of Fatima, one of its most emblematic figures.
Our Lady of the Rosary of Fatimathis is its formal name, it is an invocation with which the Virgin Mary is venerated in Catholicism.
As with other Marian apparitions, this religious festival was also born from the testimonies of three shepherd children -Lucía dos Santos, Jacinta and Francisco Marto- who claimed to have witnessed various appearances at Cova da Iria, Fatima, Portugalbetween May 13 and October 13, 1917.
Virgin of Fatima: why her day is celebrated on May 13th
the celebration of Feast of the Virgin of Fatima It is made every May 13th to remember its first appearance, on May 13, 1917.
That day, the Virgin presented herself to Lucia and her cousins Francesco and Jacinta Marto, who lived in the city of Aljustrel, in Fatima. the children were shepherds of their family herds.
And in that first meeting the Virgin Mary told them, among other things, thatwould graduate for the next six months every 13 days at the same time. And she fulfilled it.
Our Lady of Fatima: What were your apparitions?
In the second appearanceMaría told the boys that Francisco and Jacinta would die in the meantime Lucía would have survived to witness the apparitions.
In the third appearance of the Virgin, which took place on July 13, The secret was revealed to Lucia. The frightened girl cried out the name of the virgin, there was a loud thunder and the vision ended.
The day August 13, When the fourth apparition was to take place, the children did not arrive at Cova da Iria, they were held up by the administrator of Ourém. Thus, the meeting with the Virgin took place days later, the August 19thIn a place called Valinhos.
The children saw the Virgin again September 13 at Cova da Iria. And the sixth and last apparition, took place on October 13thwhen the “miracle of the sun”where attendees saw the Astro King dance.
Virgin of Fatima: What happened to the three shepherd children
Francisco and Jacinta died during the so-called Spanish flu pandemic that hit 1918. LucyFor his part, he turned his life towards religion. entered the Convent of the Dorothy Sisters.
He June 13, 1929in the chapel of the convent of Tuy, in Spain, the girl had another one mystical experience in which he saw the Holy Trinity and the Virgin Mary. And the October 13, 1930, the Bishop of Leiria has proclaimed the apparitions of Fatima authentic.
After 18 years from the apparitions, Sister Lucia wrote her testimony which was kept secret for many years. Some texts have seen the light in the last century. They spoke of repentance, of prayer and gave devastating visions of hell.
Virgin of Fatima: How is the prayer to the Virgin of Fatima
Our Father, Hail Mary and Glory.
My mother, I also ask you for my parents, so that they live united in love; for my brothers, my family, and my friends, so that by living together as a family, we may one day enjoy eternal life with you.
Our Father, Hail Mary and Glory.
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