Our Lady of Fatima, 1917-2017

Fatima-focused stories.

(photo: Dennis Callahan/denniscallahanphotos.smugmug.com via Flickr, CC BY SA 2.0)

May 13 marks 100 years since the Blessed Virgin first appeared to shepherd children Lucia dos Santos and her cousins, Francisco and Jacinta Marto, in a field in Fatima, Portugal.

In the 100 years since, the information revealed by the Blessed Mother in her appearances to the children revealed the scope of what was to befall the world in the 20th century, the bloodiest century on human record, as well as a remedy to correct it: praying the Rosary.

The centennial will be observed with a visit from Pope Francis. Jacinta and Francisco will be canonized during the Holy Father’s May 12-13 visit. EWTN will carry live coverage of the event as well as special Fatima-related programming.

VARIOUS FATIMA COVERAGE:

The Saint, the President and Fatima

Fatima and the Russian Revolution

St. John Paul II and Fatima

Saints Devoted to Fatima

Fatima for Families

Fatima-related ‘TV Picks’ Part 1  & Part 2

Fatima Shrines in the U.S.

Fatima, Faustina and Visions of Hell

Fatima and the Rosary

Fatima Reads

Fatima and Divine Mercy

Pope Francis and Fatima

Fatima: 100 Years Later

US Fatima Celebrations

Fatima Webinar & Resources

Iconographer Focuses on Fatima

Cistercian Father Thomas Esposito says of discerning one’s college choice, ‘There has to be something that tugs at you and makes you want to investigate it further. And then the personal encounter comes in the form of a visit or a chat with a student or alumnus who communicates with the same enthusiasm or energy about the place. And then that love of a place can be a seed which germinates in your own heart through prayer.’

Choose a College With a Discerning Mind and Heart

Cistercian Father Thomas Esposito, assistant professor of theology at the University of Dallas (UD) and subprior (and former vocations director) of the Cistercian Abbey of Our Lady of Dallas, drew from his experience as both a student and now monastic religious to help those discerning understand the parallels between religious and college discernment.