|People crawled on their knees, praying. Some for
over a mile. Carmel colored candles are the only
thing sold on the premises, in all shapes and
sizes, including the long ones on the right.
|Palm Sunday’s blessing at the end of Mass –
the courtyard could easily hold over a million
worshipers, at times like Easter Sunday.
|The end of the kneeling path is the place where
the first apparition occurred, in 1917. Three
shepherd children reported seeing the Virgin Mary
once a month for 6 months.
|Our Lady of Fatima, sculpted in 1946, is based
on the description from the children. The crown
was added by a Russian archbishop who crowned
her “Queen of the World”. This statue has
traveled to over 100 countries to spread the word.
|Joao Paulo II, or John Paul II is beloved.|
|Travelers worldwide come to Fatima.|