In the early years of the twentieth century, one of the bloodiest centuries in all of human history, God sent His Mother Mary to three shepherd children in Fatima, Portugal, with a message of His unfailing love and mercy for all people.
On May 13, 1917, and then once again each month through October, the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to Lucia dos Santos (age 10) and to her cousins Francisco (age 9) and Jacinta Marto (age 7).
Each apparition was a visitation of love. Through these simple shepherds, the world was called back to God. The message and events in Fatima were nothing short of prophetic and continue to grow in their importance today.