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.

Content addressed

  • Theological Framework of the apparitions: meaning of Maryophanies
  • Ongoing importance and meaning of Fatima
  • Events and key players of Fatima
  • Centrality of God and call to adoration
  • The Trinitarian face of God in the Message of Fatima
  • Eucharistic adoration as a call to a self-giving conduct
  • Mary as intercessor and the prayer of the Rosary.
  • Mary as a manifestation of the maternal presence of God
  • The Immaculate Heart of Marty introduces us to God’s compassion for the world
  • The pedagogy of the Secret: from fear to hope
  • Reparation as a call to take part in the God’s work of redemption
  • Consecration as self-giving and acceptance
  • Biography and spiritual profile of the Seers of Fatima



  • 1st  – June 7 to 9, 2013
  • 2nd – October 18 to 20, 2013
  • 3rd – January 10 to 12,  2014
  • 4th – June 6 to 8, 2014
  • 5th – October 17 to 19, 2014 
  • 6th – January 9 to 11, 2015
  • 7th – June 5 to 7, 2015
  • 8th – October 16 to 18, 2015
  • 9th – January 8 to 10, 2016




05 jun 2020

Mass, in Portuguese, in the Basilica of the Most Holy Trinity

  • 07h30

Rosary, in the Chapel of the Apparitions

  • 12h00
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