What is it about Fatima?
A Reflection on the Centenary of the Apparitions in Portugal
This year, on May 13, will be the hundredth anniversary of the apparitions of Our Lady to the three shepherd children of Fatima in 1917. The three were: Blessed Francisco Marto (b. June 11, 1908 – d. April 4, 1919); Blessed Jacinta Marto (b. March 11, 1910 – d. Feb. 20, 1920); Lucia dos Santos (b. March 28, 1907 d. Feb. 13, 2005). Lucia was the oldest of the three children and the youngest of seven siblings. Following the deaths of her cousins, at 14 years old, she was sent to