Our Lady of FatimaThe famous apparitions of Mary to the children of Fatima took place during the First World War, in the summer of 1917. During the first apparition on May 13, 1917 Our Lady asked the children to pray for the conversion of sinners and to return every month on the thirteenth. On October 13, the ‘Lady’ identified herself as ‘Our Lady of the Rosary’. On the same day a celestial phenomenon took place: the sun seemed to tumble from the sky and crash toward the earth.


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