Fatima 100 (August)

This time around there were some complications the visitation didn’t take place until the nineteenth. As the children were sort of kidnapped and taken out of the area. On the morning of the 13th the Mayor came to offer them a ride so they could travel safely through the crowds, however they ended up at the district headquarters in Vila Nova de Ourem. The children were put on”trial” for what they saw. This lasted two day and they were returned on the Feast of the Assumption. On the 13 in Cova de Iria the external signs of the Apparition appeared for the benefit of the largest crowd to come and witness the event. So on the 19th of August the Lady appeared to Lucia, her brother John, and Francisco, who were grazing sheep in Valinhos so Lucia gave her brother some pennies to get Jacinta. When Jacinta arrived the Lady appeared. The Lady told them to pray the rosary and come again to Cova de Iria next month. They asked what to do with the money that the crowds have been bringing, it was to make two ardors (used for carrying statues during processions) for the feast of Our Lady of the Rosary with Jacinta, Lucia and two friends carry one and Francisco and three friends carry the other. They were told to wear white and the leftover funds were to be used for the construction of a chapel there.

 

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