Fatima: The True Story


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A Great Sign From Heaven

The Marian apparitions at Fatima have not merely been approved by the Church: due to their prophetic nature, they have been given a place of prominence over all other apparitions. What did Our Lady really say? Why does Fatima continue to have such great importance for the Church and the world? Begin a journey that will help you understand Our Lady’s messages and let them transform the way you live out your faith.

What is the True Story of Our Lady of Fatima?

The Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to three shepherd children in 1917 in Fatima, Portugal, on the 13th day of the month from May to October. The final apparition on October 13th concluded with the spectacular “Miracle of the Sun” and was witnessed by over 70,000 people. Although many Catholics have heard of Our Lady of Fatima, most do not know the incredible story in its entirety or its crucial importance in world history, the life of the Church, and our own eternal salvation.

Why This Apparition Matters To You

Over a century after the apparitions, Our Lady’s appearance at Fatima remains a event of the greatest importance in the life of the Church. Pope Francis, who dedicated his pontificate to Our Lady of Fatima, honored the centenary with a historic visit to the site of the Marian apparitions on May 13th, 2017. You can immerse yourself in the history and meaning of Fatima from your own home by participating in this 30-day series, which will present and explain the apparitions and show you how they apply to you and your family today.

We believe it is important for everyone to know the Fatima story, what it means, and how it has dramatically unfolded in history since the original event. In the words of Pope Benedict XVI: “We would be mistaken to think that Fatima’s prophetic mission is complete.” As you read, listen, and pray through this series, our goal is for you to practice your Catholic faith in a way that will be transformative for your whole life.

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Though I am only at day four I am learning so much. This series is excellent. I hope and recommend all Catholics wishing to advance in their spiritual life to sign up. I prefer to go through the exercises in the morning so that its message is on my mind throughout the rest of the day.

- Jane DiCicco

I am really enjoying the Fatima series so far, I love it as a thirty-day retreat. Anyway, thank you for existing and helping to educate and grow faithful Catholics in our love of Jesus and one another!

- Lisa D.

Thank you for following up as I was going to send you an email to express my appreciation for being invited to participate in this Novena. I was familiar with the Fatima story but this Novena went well beyond anything I expected The historical, scriptural background that was provided was very informative. More importantly, Lucia’s account of Mary’s message especially the impact of making the Rosary an integral part of one’s prayer life was of immeasurable value to me. I have a new appreciation of the importance of the Fatima message and with God’s grace will be able to stay faithful to honoring Mary. One last comment, I can’t tell you much I enjoyed Father Winslow’s commentaries They were insightful and conveyed the seriousness of our responsibility to respond to the challenges of Mary’s message.

- Charels M.

I thoroughly enjoyed the 30 day Fatima series and experienced some wake up calls and new energy for saying the rosary every day. I feel spiritually enriched. It was so well done and presented in a capturing way. Thank you so very much for all the good work and time that went into developing this EXCELLENT course.

- Lois G.

Thank you for the opportunity to read about Our Lady of Fatima over the past 30 days. I liked the series, but had wished there were more prayers and meditations rather than history ? although I realize the history is very important.

- Beverly S.

Thank you so much for putting together this well-documented series on Fatima – 100 years. We absolutely loved it and are so glad we made the decision to purchase it. It was truly worthwhile and inspiring. For 30 days, we looked forward with growing anticipation to each of the sessions. This is highly recommended for anyone who desires an in depth study of Fatima and our Blessed Mother’s message for the world, as relevant today as it was in 1917.

- Bob & Sandy H.

Thank you so very much for this wonderful series. I do wish to share with my family members. My sister tried to sign up but it said the site is no longer available. She truly wishes to read this series. Could you Please make this available in a published book to be read over and over, and to be able to share this with others. So many times I came across super important information that I know my adult children should heed and would help them live a more pure life. (They Need Fatima more than ever)!!! Please don’t take this away! It has so much important history, explanations, causes and reasons, why this apparitions took place. Also, it is good to know the importances of all the previous apparitions, giving the same message. I feel that my children and many more people just go through life as if they were the ones in charge and in control. This is a message I truly want my children to pay attention. Thanks to all who created this marvelous series. I now am inspired to fulfill the Five First Saturdays, and to amend my life.

- Mary D.

I absolutely love this series. I had previously read a book on Fatima, but this has been so complete. I enjoyed learning the state of the world, especially Russia and Portugal during this time. I will be going to Fatima in September and will be much better prepared for the whole experience. Thank you.

- Joan I.

I totally enjoyed the 100 days of Fatima series. I would love to go through the series again.

- Margaret W.

I ABSOLUTELY LOVED this Fatima study!!! Looked foreward to it everyday, cant believe its unfortunately concluded. I LEARNED SOOOO MUCH about Our Holy Mother, about Fatima in general…..I thought the study was VERY well presented and informative……I LOVE the Rosary, will be praying along with this Rosary for as long as I am able to access it!! Bought the special edition Fatima Rosary – it has become my favorite!! I hope you will offer other studies in the future – I will DEFINATELY subscribe. And yes, I have been RICHLY spiritually blessed by this study, I feel MUCH closer to Our Lord and His Holy Mother because of my Participation!!! Thank you SOOOO MUCH for this wonderful, beautifly done study!!

- Sherry G.

I was blown away, had no idea of the importance of this visitation. Why don?t we get more information regarding Fatima? Everyone I have spoken to knew nothing about the 30 day presentation, mentioned it to a group in church this Sunday. Anyway, I loved it and couldn?t wait for the next daily presentation. I have been taking my iphone into church with me to pray the rosary along with the audio ?pray the rosary?. The audio with Father Winslow was powerful.I want this in my library!

- Carl K.

I absolutely loved this series and learned so much more about Fatima that was ever told to me before. It has changed my life. We have booked a trip to Fatima for next spring!

- Michael S.