Tuesday, 7 January 2014

Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fatima

One of the places we visited in Portugal was Fatima. This is the site where the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to 3 children in 1917. More about the Sanctuary here.

In the centre of the square is the Monument to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. 
There is a spring where you can collect water.
Chapel of Apparitions
The exact spot of the apparition is where the statue of Our Lady of Fatima stands.
Inside the Sanctuary
Tomb of Jacinta and Lucia  
Tomb of Francisco
Pilgrim Virgin of Fatima
On pilgrimage days the whole square is filled.

On the other end is the Church of the Most Holy Trinity
A very modern church which was consecrated in 2007.

Church of the Most Holy Trinity
Inside - seating capacity is 8500.


  1. Interesting and lovely pictures, thank you for sharing them

  2. You always have me running to do more research! Wonderful photos and info! I have to say that modern architecture doesn't impress me as much as that from the 'old world'!