The Apparitions

It is almost certain that we would not be celebrating the beatifications of Jacinta and Francisco Marto were it not for the apparitions which they experienced. Yes, every Catholic has the possibility to attain to the measure of sanctity which this honor represents. However, in practical terms it was the tutelage of an angel and the Blessed Mother that led  these two young children to holiness in just a few short years. That tutoring began in the spring of 1916 with three visitations of the Guardian Angel of Portugal, apparitions which served as preparation for the visits the following year of the Mother of God.

 

The Theology of Apparitions

Apparitions of the Angel of Portugal - 1916

Apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary - 1917

The Message of Fátima

Text of the Secret of Fátima with Commentary