The events that occurred in the tiny village of Fatima, Portugal, in 1916 and 1917 are well documented. Its story tells of an Angel who first visited three young shepherd children. These angelic happenings only prepared the children for a more heavenly splendor. For it was noted that during the following year of 1917, the little children experienced consecutive apparitions from Mary the Mother of God.
Through her messages to the shepherds, Mary appeared before ultimately performing an unexplainable, miracle for tens of thousands to witness. Her message of Fatima then, and applicable for today, speaks of the importance of prayer and daily sacrifice.
Presently, there has been a heightened interest in devotion to Our Lady of Fatima. In petition for peace to the world, Pope Francis dedicated its people to her Immaculate Heart. Today, worldwide visitors and tourists regard Fatima, Portugal, as a most important religious place of prayers and petitions.
Finally, as the Centennial of Fatima (1917-2017) approaches, this message of Our Lady of Fatima told then, offers a heavenly solution for all nations of the world today.