"The Story Fatima" Portugal Things to Do Tip by freya_heaven

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  Derek & Freya at Fatima
by freya_heaven

On the 13th May 1917, 3 local shepard children saw an apparitian of the Virgin Mary. In the vision, Mary made 3 comments.

The first was requested that the children return to the site of the apparition on the 13th day of each month for the next 6 months. On the 13th of October that year over 70,000 pilgrims visited Fatima. Apparently a miricle happened, intense sunlight & people suddenly cured of illnesses & disabilities.

The second message was for the faithful to pray and make sacrifices for world peace (the first world war was raging on at this time)

The 3rd Message remained a secret, only known to each Pope. Pope John Paul made the secret message public in 2000, in the apparitions the Virgin Mary had rightly predicted the assination attempt of the Pope which took place in 1981.

The Bullet which wounded the Pope has been welded in to statue of Mary at Fatima.


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  • Updated Jun 7, 2004
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