The apparitions of Fatima began on May 13, 1917 and continued each month on the 13th day through October. 100 years later (2017) we are celebrating this most miraculous event!
Foster devotion to Our Lady of Fatima with this chaplet designed to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Mary’s apparition to the shepherd children in Portugal, Fatima.
What is a chaplet? A chaplet is a form of Christian prayers which uses prayer beads, and which is similar to but distinct from the Rosary. Some chaplets have a strong Marian element, others focus more directly on Jesus Christ and his Divine attributes, or one of the many saints.
The chaplet has one decade of beads.
+ Made in Italy – from Fatima, the Marian site in Portugal
+ Elegantly crafted for a unique expression of faith.
+ Each metal bead has an image of the Virgin
+ Each metal bead features the Fatima Apparition with the three children on one side and The Crowned Virgin on the other side.
+ These have an antique silver plated finish.
The Centerpiece, again features the Fatima Apparition with the three children in antique silver plated finish. On the opposing side is an encased glass bubble featuring “earth from the terrain of Fatima.”
The Crucifix features the Holy Spirit with depictions of Christ’s life, while the opposing side features Marian depictions of the Virgin’s life.
The chaplet has a clasp that can open and placed on a small child or small adult’s wrist. An adult can also clasp this further down from the ring in order to wear the chaplet. OR unclasp the chaplet and you have a long row of beads for prayer.
These beads were blessed by Pope Frances in the “blessing of the articles” May 13, 2017