Between May 13 and October 13, 1917, three Portuguese children, Francisco, Jacinta, and Lucia, received apparitions of Our Lady at Cova da Iria, near Fatima, a city 110 miles north of Lisbon. Mary asked the children to pray the rosary for world peace, for the end of World War I, for sinners and for the conversion of Russia.

Mary gave the children three secrets. Since Francisco died in 1919 and Jacinta the following year, Lucia, who later became a Carmelite nun, revealed the first secret in 1927, concerning devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. The second secret was a vision of hell.

Pope John Paul II directed the Holy See’s Secretary of State to reveal the third secret in 2000; it spoke of a ‘bishop in white’ who was shot by a group of soldiers who fired bullets and arrows into him. Many people linked this to the assassination attempt against Pope John Paul II in St. Peter’s Square on May 13, 1981. The feast of Our Lady of Fatima was approved by the local bishop in 1930; it was added to the Church’s worldwide calendar in 2002. Sister Lucia died in 2005 at the age of 97.

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  1. Please help me in my daily life to get a wisdom …to find a job and to have a clear vision to choose the right partner … in your nsame mother of God please intercide in my life . help to pray a rosary as well.

  2. Dear Mother, please be with us during this difficult time in our family. Please intercede and pray for the case against my husband be settled in our favor. Please protect our son. Thank you for all you have done for us. AMEN

  3. Our Lady Please pray for us. after 51 years living in our home we have to leave now & pray that we find a place that will bless us with your presence help us to met our financial needs & continue to bless my Mother with good health. Help me to learn to accept my father’s passing & learn to care for myself again I need to be in the best of health & lose all the weight that I gain worring about my parents & taking care of them since 2001. Since Aug 14 2012 we have been living in a storm that has been hitting us hard. Intercede to God & Pray for us

  4. Our Lady intercede and pray for peace of our beloved country Tanzania. Let unit and love among people of different religions prevail, leaders rule with wisdom and people live in God’s fear. Amen

  5. Dear Blessed Mother I am anxious as I am unemployed at this time but when I pray the rosary it brings me peace. I pray to you to help me to find a job soon. My daughter who is single works with children, she loves working with children and I pray to you that she finds a husband so that she can have the child she so desperately wants. Hear my prayer dear Mother.

  6. Oh Blessed Mother, Jesus & God the Father, please help my father to heal & become cancer free. Help him to have as little pain as possible during his treatment. Please watch over, heal & protect my family. Forgive us of our sins. Thank you. I love you

  7. Dear Mary, please pray for my children to.find peace and not be made by the courts to go to their father’s, which they fear. Children should never be forced to go where they are afraid. Please help their father get help and let the children remain as is until he is healed and they are ready to go. Please also help provide for us and my mother in this hard financial time and bring peace to her physically and emotionally, as we all need help with the emotional as we deal with the sudden loss of my father and the stress of the fear for the kids. We need a miracle …for the courts are going toward him, not kids or their counselor’s . You have intereced before and brought us a miracle, please bring for.these kids. Amen.

  8. Mary most lovable mother, our lady of fatima do pray for us and protect us in times of our hardships. Be at our side to protect us through the miraculous holy rosary.


  9. Dear Holy Lady of Fatima. I ask you with all heart the take care ofy mother and father who just entered heavend and add until Connie and Juanito ask Our Lord Jesus to show them his Grace and Mercy. I also ask you for Personal help in my and Pete’s life. Bless our children and health, and we need help with our finances. Sask Dear Jesus to show us his favor in our lives. Please watch over Asia and Kayla, Brian, Bernie, Marbella, Amy, Grace, Daniel, Masimo Mrs. Graciela Grassing, all Pete’s brothers and my brother and sisters also all my family. I know I have gone on too long, forgive me. Thank you, Blessed Lady of Fatima.

  10. Queen holy Mary, intercede for me. Open my husbands mind and heart to give me and our marriage another chance. Amen

  11. Blessed Mother Mary I ask you to please pray for my family members who have left the Church.
    Intercede to your Son our Lord Jesus Christ for Amy, Derek and Greg to hunger for the Eucharist.
    Pray for us….Amen

  12. Dear Mother Mary please cover all my family members and friends with your maternal mantle from every spirit of death roaring around us, mother of perpetual help we trust in you and your son our Lord Jesus Christ, because we know and believe that no one has come to you for help and left unaided. Thank mother Mary

  13. Hail Mary full of grace the lord is with the blessed art thou among woman and blessed is the fruit of the womb Jesus.holy Mary mother of God pray for all sinners and now at hour of death. Mary lady of Fatima intercede for my family and of the hole world and for dose that are praying for the gift of womb

  14. Our lady of fatima please pray for us for Steve s Cancer. to shrink it, and make it lie dormant. Please hear our prayer. We implore you.
    Maria x

  15. Holy Mary Mother of God, please intercede to your most Divine Son my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, for the healing of my cancer. I have been claiming a healing miracle. Please intercede to your Son, and my Lord and savior on my behalf. Thank you my Blessed Mary Mother of Christ. I Love You.

  16. Holy Mary Mother of God, please intercede to your most Divine Son my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, for the healing of my cancer. I have been claiming a healing miracle. Please intercede to your Son, and my Lord and savior on my behalf. Thank you my Blessed Mary Mother of Christ. I Love You.

  17. Bless me with a good raise in my wage, that Kevin will be together with me and we find love again. Bless my family with good health, especially Izzy, that she doesn’t have anymore issues with her Endocrine problems. And thank you for everything you’ve given me in my life.

  18. Dear Mary…I want you please through your Son pray for all my family and Grand ‘children to be saved our day..please open their eyes before it’s too late and for my husband and Son to stop smoking..and thank you for all you doing in my life…

  19. Mother Mary, Our Lady of Fatima please intercede for my brother and wife for increase in faith in the Catholic church may they be devoted to You and your Son Jesus Christ our Lord also praying for the fruits of the womb for their family.

    Praying for my brother in law to be devoted to you and your Son Jesus Christ, to be punctual to Sunday Masses.

    Pray for good health of mind and body for my parents, brothers and sisters. For success in their works, studies, God’s favours upon us always and grace to be faithful to God always. And other spiritual and temporal needs.

    Pray for peace in the whole world.
    Mother of Perpetual Help, pray for us.

    • We catholics never pray to Mary, prayer is solely for God. We ask only her intecession. The same way as when you ask your pastor, relatives or friends to pray for you when you are up to a certain situation or challenges in your life. How much more when you ask Mary to pray for you knowing that she is the mother of God Jesus Christ. Jesus never refused her mother. Remember in the bible the wedding in Cana? Mary ask Jesus that they run out of wine, and he told the servants to do whatever Jesus tells them to do. Jesus even mentioned to Mary that it not time for him to reveal himself but he did not refuse her Mother. The same thing may happen when you ask Mary’s intercession. Try it for yourself and you will see the Goodness of the Lord. And I say ” Holy Mary mother of God, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death”. Amen. God bless. Henry

    • Yes Catholics believe that also. The Bible actually talks about this in other passages, continue looking.

      That claim is a regular and unfortunately successful tactic of Satan. He uses people who profess to be Christians to attack the Church he founded. Who needs enemies, when we have fellow believers to contend with.

      All of the usual comments and claims of non Catholic Christians can be refuted with a more thorough analysis of Sacred Scripture.

  20. O Most Holy Virgin Mary, Queen of the most holy Rosary, you were pleased to appear to the children of Fatima and reveal a glorious message. We implore you, inspire in our hearts a fervent love for the recitation of the Rosary. By meditating on the mysteries of the redemption that are recalled therein may we obtain the graces and virtues that we ask, through the merits of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Redeemer. Amen.

    ARE,,,,VERY,,,,FEW,,,,,PLACES,,,,,,,AN,,,,HONORABLE,,,,,MAN,,,,,,OR,,,,,WOMEN,,,,CAN,,,,,,WORK,,,,,LIVE,,,,AND. RAISE
    A,,,,,,,FAMILY,,,!!!!!!!!!! B U T ,,,,,,THIS,,,,,I,,,,KNOW,,,,TO,,,,BE,,,,,TRUE. !!!!!!!!!!!!!
    THE,,,,,TIMES,,,,,,ARE…….CHANGING ,,,,,!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WE,,,,,,,WILL……..OVERCOME……….THIS…..UGLINESS!!!!!!!
    HOW,,,,,DO,,,,I,,,,KNOW,,,,THIS. !!!!!!??????????? BECAUSE…I……WILL….BE….THE…..LEADER….OF….SUCH…….GOOD
    MEN….AND…..WOMEN………AND……WE…..WILL…..OVERCOME……THE…..EVIL….THAT…..E X I S T S …………!!!!!!! ON….
    THIS….DAY….OF…..MAY. THE. 13th………A….GREAT…..CHANGE…..IS…..ABOUT….TO….OCCUR!!!!!!!!!!!!
    ARISE………AGAIN !!!!!!!!! WE…..ARE….ENTERING……THE…..AGE….of…..GOLDEN!!!!!!!!

  22. Immaculate Heart of Mary, purify us. Foster faith, hope, charity globally. World peace seems so unachievable and abstract, but renewed efforts to unite the scattered bickering forces plaguing more than just hospitals, through persistent prayer, is essential. Reveal methods of prudent justice to those in power, and let the dignity of each human life reflect the Holy Face of Jesus, by setting aside conditional love for Divine Love. Dissolve debt and lessen unjust violence in places where shadows mask evil. Let personal and public integrity shine in the darkness. What we do when no one is there to see it matters much more than in places of adulation and audience approval. Let us do good, expecting nothing back. Let us donate anonymously to temper pride. Bring us sanctifying grace with every prayer, penance, sacrifice. Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on us. You’ve already claimed us through Baptism so reawaken our mutual need for each other and for You. Holy Family of Nazareth, guide and guard us. Amen.

  23. Mary of Nazareth, Mother of God, Queen of Heaven and Earth, and Our Lady of Fatima, please obtain for me grace to attend Holy Mass, daily, and to pray the Rosary, daily, for the rest of my life. Please help me remain grafted into Jesus, into the Most Holy Sacraments, Confession and Eucharist, and into the Mysteries of His Life, through you and with Joseph. Continue to nurture in me a deep love for Holy Mass and the Rosary; enable me to share these heavenly treasures, that others may seek them too with awe and thanksgiving and be healed by the unfailing power of true love. Amen.


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