Course on the Message of Fatima | 2013-2017
Opening session in June 2013
Retreat House of Our Lady of Mount Carmel
Many people who are interested in Fatima haven’t yet had a change to identify in a comprehensive and co-ordinated manner the message that God brought to mankind through Our Lady in Cova da Iria. It’s a very extensive message and with many religious elements that shape the proclamation of hope for men and women of our times. In this cycle of celebrations, that is a preparation for the Centennial of the Apparitions of Fatima, the Shrine of Fatima has included, among its purposes, the task of «develop the various thematic aspects of the message of Fatima and its implications in Christian life» and more specifically, «reread it theologically in a broader context of the Christian message».
It is for this reason that, the Shrine of Fatima has introduced the Course on the Message of Fatima, addressed to the devotees and pilgrims of Fatima, to the pastoral ministries in various areas, to the employees of the Shrine of Fatima or Marian movements and intended for all the Christians who are interested in better understand the spirituality of Fatima. The Shrine of Fatima has tried to explain the key elements of the apparitions of Cova da Iria, to systemize the thematic contents and to provide a context to the various aspects of these apparitions, carrying out a deepening of the message of Fatima and a reflection on some of its implications for the Christian life.