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Our Lady of Fatima

Our Lady of Fatima is the title given to the Blessed Virgin Mary by those who believe that she appeared to three shepherd  children at Fatima, Portugal on the 13th day of six consecutive months in 1917, starting on 13 May, the Fatima holiday.  The title of Our Lady of the Rosary is also used in reference to the same apparition; the children related that the apparition specifically identified herself as “the Lady of the Rosary”.  It is also common to see a combination of these titles, i.e., Our Lady of the Rosary of Fatima.

Between May and October of 1917, three shepherd children, Lucia, Santos and her cousins Jacinta and Francisco Marto reported visions of the Virgin Mary in the Cova da Iria fields outside the hamlet of Aljustrel, very close to Fatima, Portugal.  They had this experience on the 13th day of each month at approximately the same hour.  Lucia described seeing Mary as “brighter than the sun, shedding rays of light clearer and stronger than a crystal glass filled with the most sparkling water and pierced by the burning rays of the sun”.

According to Lucia’s account, Mary confided to the children three secrets, known as the Three Secrets of Fatima.  She exhorted the children to do penance and to make sacrifices to save sinners.  The children wore tight cords around their waists to cause pain, abstained from drinking water on hot days, and performed other works of penance.  Most important, Lucia said Mary asked them to say the Rosary every day, reiterating many times that the Rosary was the key to personal and world peace.  Many young Portuguese men, including relatives of the visionaries, were then fighting in World War I.

NAMES FAMILY ID
MR. KEITH BOODLE 20-0274
MRS. LUIZA MENEZES 20-0414
MR. JOE FERNANDES 20-0856
MRS. SOPHIE FERNANDES 16-0170
MR. IGNATIUS VAZ 20-0251
MR. LAWERENCE JOSEPH 20-0625
MRS. THEODOLINA ESTEVES 20-0245
MR. ANTHONY LEITAO 20-0248
MR. ANTHONY BARRETTO 20-0259
MRS. CAROLINE D'SOUZA 20-2011
MR. PRIMUS D'MELLO 20-0247
MR. ALFRED LOBO 20-0431
MRS. SONIA CALDEIRA 20-2009
MR. ANTHONY D'SA 20-0248
MRS. LIBANIA FIGUEIRADO 20-0249
MRS. MELAINE SAWANT 20-0255
MR. LOUIS VAZ 20-0888
MR. ARUN PIAS 20-0630
MRS. MARIA MARWAH 20-0648
MR. MATHEW JOHN 20-0264
MR. DANIEL NAZARETH 20-0774
MR. JOHN VODAKOOT 20-0384
MR. SAVIO ALMEIDA 20-0945
MR. EVEREST D'SA 20-0742
MR. FELIX FERNANDES 20-0254
MR. RONNIE QUADRAS 20-0453
MR. EDWARD PINTO 20-0064
MR. RICHARD D'SOUZA 20-0268
MS. STELLA FERNANDES 20-0507
MR. OSWALD CARDOZ 20-0265
MR. DERICK D'SILVA 20-0386
MRS. CATHERINE D'CUNHA 20-0698
MR. RAJAMANI 20-0271
MS. IRENE MIRANDA 20-0405
MR. LEROY FERNANDES 20-0252
MRS FATIMA FERNANDES 20-0891
MR. GEORGE D'SOUZA 20-0636
MRS. HENRIQUETTE D'COSTA 20-0175
MS. GENEVIEVE RODRIGUES 20-0209
MRS. PAULA FERNANDES 20-0070
MR. LEO D'SOUZA 20-0395
MR. GABRIEL D'COSTA 20-0513
MR. HENRY ALMEIDA 20-0423
MR. ANTHONY FERNANDES 20-0700
MR. CLEMENT LOBO 20-0659
MRS. FLORINE VAZ 20-0026
MR. PAUL FERNANDES 20-0705
MR. LAWERENCE FERNANDES 20-0757
MR. ALEX D CARVALHO 20-0484
MR. FELIX PINTO 20-0359
MRS. HELEN RODRIGUES 20-0557
MR. JOSEPH CARDOZA 20-0301
MR. ANTHONY S PEREIRA 20-0625
MR. EDWARD FERNANDES 20-0608
MRS. EFFIE CHAUHAN 20-0671
MRS. JUDITH MASCARENHAS 20-0291
MRS. FRANSKIN PATANIA 20-0561
MR. STEPHEN MASCARENHAS 20-0287
MS. ANITA BUDHARIA 20-0864
MR. LAURENTE  MARTINS 20-0269
MR. ALEXENDAR REGO 20-0777
MR. SAVIO PINTO 20-0258
MR. BASIL FERNANDES 20-0471
MR. CLIPTON ALMEIDA 20-0370
MRS. PHILOMENA LOBO 20-0266

 

 
     
 
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