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Fátima, pilgrim

Fátima is a city in Portugal famous for the Marian apparitions, recognized by the Catholic Church, that took place there in 1917. Fátima became famous for the affluence of pilgrims to the Marian shrine (with a largest Basilica dedicated to Our Lady), built to commemorate the religious events of 1917 when three shepherd children reported several apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary under the title of "Our Lady of the Rosary". The children - Lúcia dos Santos and her cousins Blessed Jacinta and Francisco Marto - experienced the reported Marian apparitions in a pasture.


The Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fátima (also known as the Fátima Shrine, the Sanctuary of Fátima or Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary) is built at the site of the Marian apparitions reported by the three Portuguese children in 1917. The tombs of the three children are in the Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary. Scenes of the Marian apparitions are shown in stained glass. Its construction began in 1928 and it was consecrated in October 1953.


(From Wikipedia,,_Portugal,

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Taken on July 1, 1995