The Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fátima

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Bojasem Bojasem
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Our Lady of Fatima Basilica Apr 20, 2016
when i was in Lisbon i heard about Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fatima so i have curious to visit this place.

how to reach this place .

1-by bus go main bus terminal it is near the zoo metro

station then cross the street under the bridge you will see

bus station in your left , the ticket fee 11.50 euros .

the trip 1.30 hour and you will enjoy the green area,mountain and valley,hills in Lisbon.

when you arrive Lisbon bus station go straight and walk

10 minutes you will see fatima cathedral.

The Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fátima (also known as the Fátima Shrine, the Sanctuary of Fátima or Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary) is a Roman Catholic Marian basilica in Fátima, Portugal. Its construction began in 1928. The basilica is built at the site of the Marian apparitions reported by three Portuguese children in 1917 (Francisco Marto, Jacinta Marto and Sister Lúcia dos Santos).

there are various sight seeing in fatima

1-The chapel of the cathedral.

2- The tomb

3-wax area.

4-Statue area.

5- small garden.

The Paul VI Pastoral Center was inaugurated by Pope John Paul II as a center for study and reflection on the message of Fátima. It can seat over 2,000 people and has accommodation for 400 pilgrims.

there are 5 hotels in fatima area.

Words cannot express the beauty of this Basilica.
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HuBison HuBison
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A must for Catholics visiting Portugal [also nice for everyone else too :) if you can respect the sanctuary] Aug 23, 2010
My mom and I went and it was a wonderful visit. It was full of pilmgrims, visitors, locals, and tourists. The formal history is below and some pics are attached.

The Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fátima (also known as the Fátima Shrine, the Sanctuary of Fátima or Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary) is a Roman Catholic Marian basilica in Fátima, Portugal. Its construction began in 1928. The basilica is built at the site of the Marian apparitions reported by three Portuguese children in 1917 (Francisco Marto, Jacinta Marto and Sister Lúcia dos Santos).

There are fifteen church altars dedicated to the 15 mysteries of the Rosary. The shrine attracts a large number of Roman Catholics, and every year pilgrims fill the country road; overall, about four million pilgrims visit the basilica every year.

The Chapel of Apparitions is at the very heart of the basilica and the exact location of the apparitions is marked by a marble pillar which holds a statue of the Virgin Mary.

The Paul VI Pastoral Center was inaugurated by Pope John Paul II as a center for study and reflection on the message of Fátima. It can seat over 2,000 people and has accommodation for 400 pilgrims.

The treasury of the sanctuary holds the Irish Monstrance considered to be one of the most significant works of religious art from Ireland. The monstrance was gifted to the basilica in 1949.

The entrance to the Fátima Sanctuary, to the south of the rectory, is a segment of the Berlin Wall intended to emphasize the belief that the Rosary prayers influenced the fall of the Berlin Wall related to the Consecration of Russia based on the Our Lady of Fátima messages.

The large statue of Our Lady of Fatima, which stands in the niche above the main entrance of the basilica, was sculpted by American priest Thomas McGlynn, O.P. Father McGlynn spent considerable time with visionary Lucia Santos as she described for him in detail how Mary looked during her appearances to the children. The statue is not what Father McGlynn had in mind when he approached Lucia, but is more accurately described as a collaboration between visionary and scultor, producing perhaps the most accurate representation of Our Lady of Fatima ever to be sculpted. The statue was presented as a gift from the Catholic people of the United States to the Sanctuary of Fatima in 1958.
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