The apparitions of Fatima began on May 13, 1917 and continued each month on the 13th day through October (except in August, when the Virgin appeared to the children on the 19th, due to the fact that they were taken by the police for inquiry.) The first vision came to the children in the Cova da Iria, while the children were watching over their sheep. Appearing in the branches of a holm oak tree. Lucia spoke, “What do you want of me?” The Lady answered, “I want you to come here for sixth months in succession. Then I will tell you who I am and what I want”. The Lady also directed the children to pray every day for peace and for the end of the war that was then destroying Europe, and then she disappeared in a blinding light.
100 years later we are celebrating this most miraculous event!
These beautiful rosaries, designed specifically for the Centennial of the Apparitions, have been blessed by Pope Francis at the “blessing of the articles” on May 13th 2017 in Fatima. His appearance there was an especially moving tribute to all who honor the Virgin Mary. He also made both Francisco and Jacinta, venerated saints.
The rosaries come in a variety of colored beads and have the Cross of the Good Shepard (Pope Francis’s cross) and a wonderful commemorative centennial medallion. The rosary measures 18” inches and comes in a gift box with complete instructions on how to pray the rosary.