The Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Rosary of Fatima (better known as the Sanctuary of Fatima), located in Cova da Iria, Fátima, Portugal, is one of the most important Marian shrines in the world.
In 1917, the year of the Soviet revolution, Jacinta Marto, Francisco Marto and Lúcia dos Santos, known as "the three little shepherds", said they had witnessed six apparitions of Our Lady on May 13, . In the essential part of the message, the apparition would have asked that the rosary be prayed every day, conversion, and penance. In one of these apparitions, he asked to build a chapel in that place, which is currently the central part of the Sanctuary where an image of Our Lady of Fatima is displayed. Over the years, the Sanctuary has been expanded, with two basilicas already existing, thus increasing the capacity of welcoming pilgrims in a covered area. The Sanctuary of Fátima consists mainly of the Chapel of the Apparitions, the Rosary Hall / terrace, the Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary and colonnades, retreat house of Nossa Senhora do Carmo and Rectory, retreat house of Our Lady of Sorrows and hostel For the sick, Pius XII and Paul VI Pastoral Center, as well as the vast Basilica of the Holy Trinity, inaugurated on 13th October 2007. The Lausperene Chapel ('Laus Perene' stands for Permanent Praise) (where it is permanently exposed The Most Holy Body of Christ in the Consecrated Host) and the Chapel of Reconciliation, dedicated to the celebration of the Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession).
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Take a catholic pilgrimage tour to Fatima, a world-famous pilgrimage site because of reported sightings of the Virgin Mary in the early 20th century. Tour the pristine white neoclassical Basilica of Our Lady of Fatima and the surrounding Plaza to see the Monument to the Sacred Heart of Jesus built in 1923. Tour this open air chapel built on the site of a small oak tree over which the Virgin Mary appeared on May 13, 1917. Continue your tour with a visit to Santiago de Compostela, the third largest holy city of the Christian world. You’ll also visit the Cathedral Museum and the Romanesque Santa Maria del Sar, a collegiate church and one of the architectural gems of the Romanesque style in Galicia. Tour the charming capital city of Lisbon and explore the riverfront Praco do Comercio which is Lisbon’s most famous and popular square.