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Congresses and Symposiums in the context of The Centennial of the Apparitions of Fatima  
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Sanctified in Christ. The gift of God. Human response. Transformation of the world  | 2015

From June 19 to 21, 2015

Hall of the Good Shepherd | Pastoral Centre Paul VI

The Theological Pastoral Symposium Sanctified in Christ. Gift of God. Human response. Transformation of the world, integrant part of the 5th preparative and celebrative cycle of the Centennial of the Apparitions of Fatima, proposed to the participants reflection three structural dimensions of the cristian sanctity: sanctity as a gift of God, that potentials paths of cristian fidelity and radicalness; sanctity as a human response,  embodied in the search of intuit and receive the appeals of God; and the sanctity as a compromise of the transformation of the world, horizon of all cristian act open to God´s salvation plan for mankind. The theme´s approach from the message of Fatima converged to the deepening of the message as an appeal to the sanctity and as “a sanctity school”.

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Involved in God´s love for the world. Experience of God and human responsibility  | 2014

From May 30th to June 1st ,  2014 

Hall of the Good Shepherd | Pastoral Centre Paul VI

Integrated on the program of the 4th cycle of the thematic itinerary for the Centennial of the Apparitions of Fatima, the Theological Pastoral Symposium Involved in God´s love for the world. Experience of God and human responsibility meant to promote reflection on some thematic nuclei related to Our Lady of Fatima apparition to the three little shepherds in July 1917. In this sense, there were themes approached such as, the mystery of God in its mercy and justice, God as a present interpellation in the human search for sense and nuclear dimension of the believing existence, the cristian hope in the definitive encounter with God, love as the nuclei of God´s experience and cristian life, the current challenges to the pastoral of Reconciliation, and Mary as an icon of the mercy of God.

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Do not be afraid. Trust-Hope- Believer’s Attitude | 2013

From June 21 to 23, 2013

Hall of the Good Shepherd | Pastoral Centre Paul VI

The Theological Pastoral Symposium held in the 3rd year of the preparation and celebration septenary of the Centennial of the Apparitions of Fatima, Do not be afraid. Trust – Hope – Believer’s Attitude, reflected the effort of bringing to the light the singular hope places that contemporary culture – often pale, saturated of dismay, on the edge of vulnerability, dilapidated of trust and haunted by fears, many with no face or figure – points and generates. Confidence, hope and the believer’s attitude were so elected, as determinant in a humanity capable of domesticate exacerbated survival instincts and to live with joy and responsibility open to the future. The approaches to these points were covered in a central concern, a line of questioning that crossed them all: what reasons can the contemporary world have to trust? From where does it grow, were it passes, were does it root the possible trust in a startled world?

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Are you willing to offer yourselves to God? Contemporary horizons of self-deliver  | 2012

From June 15 to 17, 2012

Hall of the Good Shepherd | Pastoral Centre Paul VI

Today, the question “Are you willing to offer yourselves to God?” is not, clearly a comfortable matter.  Will it have a place and a meaning, in the secular humanism time, to think about the self-offer to God? The theological, religious, anthropological, social, existential and ethical complexity of the point, demands, necessarily, a multidisciplinary approach. This is the range and purpose of the reflection which the Theological Pastoral Symposium Are you willing to offer yourselves to God? Contemporary horizons of self-deliver,  was dedicated to, in the context of the 2nd cycle of the thematic itinerary for the Centennial of the Apparitions of Fatima – in which was intended to scrutinize the way that today the self-offer is comprehended and achieved: its limits and dimensions, its possibilities and mistakes, its fundamentals and reasons.

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To adore God in spirit and truth. Adoration as acceptance and commitment | 2011

From June 24 to 26, 2011

Chapel of the Death of Jesus | Basilica of the Most Holy Trinity

The themes suggested for reflection by the Theological Pastoral Symposium – To adore God in spirit and truth. Adoration as acceptance and commitment highlighted, within the theme range, a reflection on the centrality of God in faith and life, and on the attitude of the one who places himself before God´s beauty and love. Rediscovering and recognizing how Fatima leads to the fundamental of faith and life, placing God in the centre of our concerns, the symposium, held in the first year of the celebrative septenary of the Centennial of the Apparitions of Fatima, approached various but complementary thematic nuclei, such as the centrality of God and the gospel in the message of Fatima, the adoration attitude as key element in cristian life, God and His place in the contemporary culture and the Marion dimension of the cristian expression of faith.

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Commemorative Congresses of the centennial of the birth of the Blessed Francisco e Jacinta Marto
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Jacinta Marto: from the encounter to the compassion  | 2010

From June 4 to 6, 2010

Pastoral Centre Paul VI

The Congress Jacinta Marto: from de encounter to the compassion, held in the context of the celebrations of the centennial of the birth of the Blessed Jacinta Marto, provided the opportunity to make an interpretation of message of Fatima and the cristian life from the spirituality of Jacinta, looking to revisit and to better know her spirituality and identify some particularly relevant elements of her inner attitude.  The reflexion on compassion, a key category to understand this exceptional child personality and spirituality – compassion born from a true encounter that transforms and compromises -, lead to an effort to clarify related theological concepts – such as reparation, sacrificial deliver, the suffering meaning, God before evil, etc. -, reaching to its implications in the varied life contexts, like education, health care, spirituality and social commitment. 

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Francisco Marto: to rise to the gift | 2009

From June 18 to 20, 2009

Hall of the Good Shepherd | Pastoral Centre Paul VI

Key part of the celebrative program of the centennial of the birth of the Blessed Francisco Marto, the Congress Francisco Marto: to rise to the gift was set to trigger the reflexion and the vision to the defying personality and spirituality of Francisco, deepening the lines of his figure and his testimony and looking to collect the challenges that are placed to the cristian spirituality, to the experience of faith and to the reflexion on the role of children in society and in Church. Therefor an interdisciplinary opening of perspectives was sought – allowing an enlargement of the reflexion and discovery range of the multifaceted richness of the message of Fatima and of the religious experience of the little shepherd-seer -, in order to achieve a diverse set of aspects: life and personality of Francisco and its context; the reality that this child represents (childhood, the children); and the issues for which his life is inspiring (like music and spirituality, family and cristian education, or sanctity).

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Congresses and Conferences within the 90th Anniversary of the Apparitions of Fatima
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Fatima to the XXI century | 2007

From October 9 to 12, 2007

Amphitheatre | Pastoral Centre Paul VI

Concluding the 90th anniversary of the Apparitions of Fatima celebration program, the International Congress Fatima to the XXI century was, with the help of recognized theologians and message of Fatima scholars, an opportunity to deepen the founder event sense and to rereading and revisiting the events related to it, the fundamental contents, the revealed prophetic signs and life testimony of the main characters, looking over the Shrine´s future as a renovation stimulant of the Church and contemporary society by living the gospel, which founds, in Fatima´s mystique and spirituality, its synthesis.

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Holy Trinity, Father, Son, Holy Spirit | 2007

From May 9 to 12, 2007

Pastoral Centre Paul VI

The International Congress Holy Trinity, Father, Son, Holy Spirit was held within the 90th anniversary celebrations of the Apparitions of Fatima. Taking as title the initial invocation of the Angel prayer in his third apparition to the little shepherds, the congress verged on the trinitarian mystery of God, that the message of Fatima insistently reminds and in reference to it, is initiated (the Angel apparitions) and closed (the apparition in Tuy), and to which always points its centrality. The reflection sought to show how this fundamental mystery of Christianity reveals itself in the Holy Scripture and how it structures the liturgical prayer of the Church; how it challenged the thinking and made the language evolve, making the greatest east and west minds of theology passionate; and how from its meditation sprout always new elements to a renovated comprehension of men, society and the Church. 

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The Angel Images revisited | 2006

From October 10 to 12, 2006

Hall of the Good Shepherd | Pastoral Centre Paul VI

The celebrations of the 90th anniversary of the Angel Apparitions in Fatima launched the challenge of rethinking the cristian angelology under the light of the contemporary cultural context. The International Theological Congress The Angel Images revisited set to point some clues, within possible others, not just to stimulate the theological reflection, but also clues to a theme that comes up in the highpoints of our daily lives: the angelic images and their enigmas. To develop a few ideas in the theme range, the congress wasn’t limited to appeal to the traditional cristian reflection about angels, instead it tried to frame it in the contemporary culture, especially from sociological analyses and the appreciation of current artistic expressions. It was clear the reflexive and pragmatic potential that one of these themes can have nowadays, providing, with developed studies and future ones, a humble but important service to the critical reading of our social life, in Portugal and across borders.

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No one expects me? Or the history of institutionalized children  | 2006

From June 2 to 3 , 2006

Hall of the Good Shepherd | Pastoral Centre Paul VI

The National Conference No one expects me? Or the history of institutionalized children – the last ones organized in the context of the 90th anniversary of the apparitions of Fatima – sought to study the drama of the children who arrive to houses that shouldn’t have to exist, to deepen the motivations for which the Church always dedicated a special attention and to create a space of dialogue between all of those who participate in this educational space. With particular importance for those who care and seek to raise society’s awareness for this urgent problem, that waits for the commitment and actual love of everyone, had in their origin, not only the conscience of the contemporary nature of this thematic, but also the fact that children are the main protagonists of the Fatima’s event.

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Aljustrel and Valinhos, the other lung of the Shrine of Fatima | 2006

From April 28 to 30, 2006

Hall of the Good Shepherd | Pastoral Centre Paul VI

Aljustrel and Valinhos, the other lung of the Shrine of Fatima was the subject of the second National Conference promoted by the Shrine of Fatima in the context of the celebration of the 90th anniversary of the apparitions of Fatima. There, it was provided the appropriate space, for the Shrine, people born in Aljustrel and Fatima who reside there, the public and private institutions implied, and others with interest, to reflect about the particular calling of those places and to share concerns and projects involving all. Among others, expert’s interventions occurred regarding the angelical and Marian apparitions, the geography and urbanism of the place where the seers of Fatima were born.

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The Shrine, Divine initiative in favour of Men | 2006

From February 17 to 18, 2006

Hall of the Good Shepherd | Pastoral Centre Paul VI

The National Conference The Shrine, Divine initiative in favour of Men opened a group of initiatives lead by the Shrine of Fatima in the context of the 90th anniversary of the apparitions which are in its origin. Although open to everyone interested, they were especially meant to those who are, in some way, the face of the Shrine in welcoming the pilgrims and other visitors. It was sought to better understand and celebrate with renewed joy the extraordinary manifestation of God´s mercy in Fatima, to reflect about the way the divine gift here offered is being received and to grow in the conscience of what it means, in our days, Our Lady request: «a Chapel is to be built here in My honour».

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Congresses previous to the 90th anniversary of the apparitions of Fatima
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The Present of Man, the Future of God, the Place of the Shrines in Relation to the Sacred | 2003

From October 10 to 12, 2003

Hall of the Good Shepherd | Pastoral Centre Paul VI

Leaning on the problematic of the faith in God in a near future of mankind, with a special attention to the role played by the shrines, and addressing the point along with the main religious traditions of the world, the International Congress The Present of Man, the Future of God, the Place of the Shrines in Relation to the Sacred reflected the theme from two nuclei. On one side, the Shrine of Fatima and its message theocentric character, as a sign of reference to the sacredness; on the other side, the process of rationalization in modern times, which cheered the western culture of the last centuries and that places itself mostly in the dialectic tension between belief and disbelief. The congress also examined the specific role that shrines have, while space-time of the sacredness experience, in the relationship with God, dedicating itself to the faith and disbelief relation, between sacredness and secularization.


 

 

 

Mysterium Redemptionis: from the sacrifice of Christ to the sacrificial dimension of the cristian existence | 2001

From May 9 to12, 2001

Hall of the Good Shepherd | Pastoral Centre Paul VI

The International Congress Mysterium Redemptionis: from the sacrifice of Christ to the sacrificial dimension of the cristian existence tried to approach the theme of sacrifice within the apparitions of Fatima and cristian life. There, important issues such as the ones that point to a question about the very reason of sacrifice and, above all, to the way of sensitize our contemporaries to a sacrificial existence in a world of consumption, fruition, refusal to all sacrifice and any suffering. Questions were made about the availability to sacrifice/to suffer for others, in the example of Christ, taking into account that his passion prolongs itself in mankind, namely in the life of those excluded from society, in a globalized society with no room for the fragile.


 

 

 

Phenomenology and Theology of the Apparitions | 1997

From October 9 to 12, 1997

Hall of the Good Shepherd | Pastoral Centre Paul VI

The International Congress Phenomenology and Theology of the Apparitions, held on the 80th anniversary of the apparitions of Fatima.


 

 

 

The Pastoral of Fatima | 1992

From October 9 to 12, 1992

Pastoral Centre Paul VI

The International Congress the Pastoral of Fatima, held in the context of the closure of the jubilee celebrations of the 75th anniversary of the apparitions of Fatima.


 

 

 

Fatima and the Peace | 1992

From May 9 to 12, 1992

Pastoral Centre Paul VI

The International Congress Fatima and the Peace, held in the context of the celebration of the 75th anniversary of the apparitions of Fatima.