Sr. Lúcia and the Seventh Apparition

A relatively little-known aspect of the history of Our Lady’s apparitions in Fátima, Portugal concerns a comment made to Sr. Lúcia about a “seventh” apparition. On May 13, 1917, in her first apparition to the three shepherd children, Our Lady stated, “I have come to ask you to come here for six months in succession, on the 13th day, at this same hour. Later on, I will tell you who I am and what I want. Afterwards, I will return here yet a seventh time.”[i] Has this seventh apparition already occurred? We shall look at this matter presently.

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Cardinal Bertone Talks About Third Secret of Fátima

Catholic News Service carried an article with an interview from Cardinal Bertone and the third part of the secret of Fátima.

Pity that I did not have this available prior to the publication of my book!


Cardinal Bertone talks about the third secret of Fatima

Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, former Vatican secretary of state, speaks with EWTN on May 4, 2017. Credit: Daniel Ibanez / CNA.

By Andrea Gagliarducci

.- The third secret of Fatima deals with past events, but at the same time its call to conversion is always current, always up to date, said Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, Vatican Secretary of State emeritus.

In an interview with CNA, Cardinal Bertone spoke about the third secret of Fatima, how the decision to release the secret was made, and his memories of his three meetings with Sr. Lucia, the longest-living of the three shepherd children who had been the custodian of the secret until it was released by the Vatican at the request of Pope John Paul II.

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Cardinal Martins, Fátima, and the Last Three Popes

Catholic News Service has a nice article on Cardinal Saraiva Martins and the last three Popes with respect to Fátima. I encourage you to read it.


VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Recent popes have had a special affection for Our Lady of Fatima, but no pope’s connection can match that of St. John Paul II.

“We cannot forget that he was saved by Our Lady of Fatima from the assassination attempt here in St. Peter’s. This is fundamental and central. It is never forgotten,” Portuguese Cardinal Jose Saraiva Martins, former prefect of the Congregation for Saints’ Causes, told Catholic News Service March 29.

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Fátima and the New Year

Hello Everyone! As we are preparing to enter into the year of grace, 2017, I wanted to bring to mind a point from my blog post Pope Leo, Jesus and Satan: A Question.

In that post, I discussed how people are “re-drawing the lines” about Pope Leo’s vision. At first, people thought the vision concerned just the twentieth century. When evils prevalent in that century carried over into the twenty-first, people began re-drawing the lines to connect Leo’s vision with Fátima. Many people are becoming of the opinion that the (alleged) “extended power” given to the devil will be broken in 2017–the centenary of Fátima.

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