Today is the feast of Our Lady of Fatima, marking the first of six visitations to three children in Fatima, Portugal. On May 13,1917, Lucia dos Santos, and Francisco and Jacinta Marto were tending their sheep when Mary first appeared to them, asking them to come to that same place on the 13th of every month for the next few months.
Our Lady of Fatima Calls Us to Pray the Rosary
In her visitations, Our Lady asked them to pray the Rosary daily to obtain peace. This request was made at the time of the first World War.
On her third visitation, Our Blessed Mother gave the children a prayer to recite. We now say this prayer at the Continue reading