Shrine facts

Be inspired from the shrines, famous events, apparitions and other insights from the rich history of catholic sanctuaries around the world.

What is St Bernadette the Patron saint of?

St Bernardette is the patron Saint of: Lurdes, the poor, the shepherds, people who are mocked and humiliated because of their faith, against physical and all other diseases, poverty. Saint Bernadette Soubirous  On January 7th 1844, Bernadette Soubirous was born in Lourdes, a small town in the Pyrenean Mountains, to a miller’s family who enjoyed relative prosperity during the early years of Bernadette’s life. In 1858 the Apparitions began for Bernadette. On 11th February 1858, 14-year-old… Continue Reading

European Marian Network – Amazing 21 Marian Pilgrimages and Shrines

European Marian Network – Amazing 21 Marian Pilgrimages and Shrines

The European Marian Network joins 21 Marian shrines and pilgrimages from different countries in Europe. The European Marian Network was formed in 2003.  Our Blessed Virgin Mary is venerated in every country in different ways and by different Christian confessions. Many of them are situated behind the former «Iron Curtain». Almost every European country is represented in the European Marian Network. The best known Sanctuary of each country was chosen. Here is the complete list… Continue Reading

How does the Candlelight Procession at Fatima Portugal looks like? See it here!

Coming to Fatima and having the best stay: Rosary and the Candlelight Procession at Fatima Portugal At 21.30 local time – the Rosary in the Chapel of the Apparitions begins, from Easter to Advent and Saturdays from Advent to Lent time. See here online transmission of the chapel and attend the rosary online. Followed by candlelight procession. It absolutely beautiful, when the rosary begins, the first priest lights a candle and lights the candles of other priests. They… Continue Reading

Beautiful Fatima Prayers taught by the Angel and Our Lady

Fatima Prayers taught by the Angel My God, I believe, I adore, I hope and I love You! I ask pardon of You for those who do not believe, do not adore, do not hope and do not love You! – Most Holy Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, I adore You profoundly and I offer You the most precious Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus Christ, present in all the tabernacles of the… Continue Reading

The Secret of Fatima apparitions and why it is important!

About Fatima Pilgrimage site. Here, is just to recap. On 13. May, 1917, three children were pasturing their little flock in the Cova the Iria, parish of Fatima, They were called, Lucia de Jesus, and her cousins Jacinta and Francisco Marto. About Midday, after praying the Rosary, they saw a brilliant light and thinking it to be lightning, they decided to go home. But as they went down the slope another flash lit up the place… Continue Reading

Pope Francis grants a Jubilee year to Fatima shrine – 100th anniversary of the Fatima apparitions

The Jubilee Year of the Centennial takes place between November 27th 2016 and November 26th 2017.   In order to worthily celebrate the hundredth anniversary of the Fatima Apparitions, by the mandate of Pope Francis, it is granted a Jubilee Year, with the inherent plenary indulgence, from the 27th November 2016 to the 26th November 2017. The plenary indulgence of the jubilee is granted: a) to the faithful who visit the Shrine of Fatima in… Continue Reading

Everything you wanted to know about Our Lady of Fatima original Capelinha statue

Coming to Fatima and having the best stay: When you look for something about Fatima Portugal, you will quickly have the Our Lady of Fatima statue in front of you. The image, figurine or Our lady of Fatima statue has become a symbol for this shrine and the whole history, (like the water for Lourdes sanctuary – here we wrote about it how to get it the quickest and the cheapest way) starting from the Marian Apparitions… Continue Reading

What is a Shrine? With 13 beautiful Catholic Shrines with special Devotions

What is a Shrine? According to Church law, a shrine is “a church or other sacred place which, with the approval of the local Ordinary [bishop], is frequented by the faithful as pilgrims by reason of a special devotion”. That is why “certain privileges may be granted to shrines when the local circumstances, the number of pilgrims and especially the good of the faithful would seem to make this advisable”. Examples are special Marian devotions,… Continue Reading

Where is Medjugorje located and why it is so beautiful there? Here’s why.

  Coming to Medjugorje and having the best stay: Dear readers, we have been to Medjugorje two years ago and we would like to share our story about this wonderful place of prayer. This is our experience. Like to one we have written what to see and do at Our Lady of Fatima, Portugal. Warning: We are not getting into the endless debate why apparitions are not approved or if they are real or not. On… Continue Reading

How to get FREE Lourdes water the quickest and the cheapest way!

If you ever heard about the Lourdes Sanctuary, you have definitely heard something about the Lourdes water or with pilgrims that go to the baths as a step towards the confession. Many people want to order the Lourdes water, but usually they overpay the price. There are many online shops providing the Lourdes Water. In the small bottles or a few drops in the rosaries. All well, but usually you will overpay for it, because they of… Continue Reading

Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fatima, Portugal: What to see in one day. And why should you stay longer.

  Coming to Fatima and having the best stay: Make the best of one day stay in the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fatima, Portugal – What you absolutely have to see and attend! In July and August 2016 we have been volunteering in Fatima Portugal. Yes, we were in the info centre from 9.00 am until 6.00 pm helping pilgrims find their way around. Typical question that we got: »Hi, this is my first… Continue Reading

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