The rosary in the Shrine of Fatima

In Fatima, Our Lady insistently asked the little shepherds to pray the rosary every day, offering their prayer for the peace in the world. The prayer of the rosary marks the prayerful rhythm of the Shrine of Fatima since its beginning and continues to give voice to the prayers of the pilgrims who, through the meditation of the mysteries of the life of Christ, are configured to him, in the company of the Virgin Mother.

From Monday the rosary prayed in the Chapel of Apparitions at 18h30 is broadcasted by the Rádio Renascença, and Rádio SIM, and on TV Rádio Canção Nova and Telepace. On Saturday and Sunday, the rosary is broadcasted by Rádio SIM.


How to pray the rosary?

In the beginning of the prayer

(With the sign of the cross:)
God come to our aid / Lord, come to our rescue and save us.
Glory be to the Father, to the son and to the Holy Spirit / As it is was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

In each decade

Enunciation and meditation of the Mystery of the life of Christ
Our Father
10 Hail Mary’s
Doxology (Glory) e other short prayers:
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit. / As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be. Amen.

O Mary conceived without sin / pray for us who have recourse to you.

O my Jesus, forgive us and deliver us from the fires of hell;/ lead all souls to heaven especially to those who are most in need of Your mercy.

At the end of the prayer

3 Hail Mary's


Different Mysteries of the life of Christ are meditated in each day of the week, as follows:

  • Sunday and Wednesday: Mysteries of Glory 
  • Monday and Saturday: Mysteries of Joy
  • Tuesday and Friday: Mysteries of Sorrow
  • Thursday: Mysteries of Light

Mysteries of Joy

1st Mystery  | The annunciation of the Angel to Our Lady (Lk 1,26-38)

2nd Mystery  | The visitation of Our Lady to Saint Elizabeth (Lk 1,39-56)

3rd Mystery | The birth of Jesus in Bethlehem (Lk 2,1-20)

4th Mystery | The presentation of the Child Jesus in the Temple (Lk 2,22-38)

5th Mystery | The finding of the Child Jesus in the Temple with the Doctors (Lk 2,41-50)


Mysteries of Light

1st Mystery | The baptism of Jesus in the Jordan (Mt 3,13-17)

2nd Mystery | The revelation of Jesus during the Wedding in Cana (Jn 2,1-11)

3rd Mystery | The proclamation of God’s Kingdom and the call to conversion (Mk 1,14-15)

4th Mystery | The transfiguration of the Lord (Lk 9,28-36)

5th Mystery | The institution of Eucharist (Lk 22,14-20)


Mysteries of Sorrow

1st Mystery | The agony of Jesus in the Garden (Mt 26,36-46)

2nd Mystery | The scourging of Jesus (Mt 27,24-26)

3rd Mystery | The crowning with thorns (Mt 27,27-31)

4th Mystery | Jesus’s way to the Calvary and the meeting with His Mother (Lk 23,26-32)

5th Mystery | The crucifixion and death of Jesus (Jn 19,17-30)


Mysteries of Glory

1st Mystery | The resurrection of Jesus (Mt 28,1-10)

2nd Mystery | The ascension of Jesus to Heaven (Act 1,6-11)

3rd Mystery | The descent of the Holy Spirit on Our Lady and the Apostles (Act 1,12-14 e 2,1-4)

4th Mystery | The assumption of Our Lady (Lk 1,48-49)

5th Mystery | The coronation of Our Lady as Queen of the Angels and Saints (Rev 12,1-17)



ROSARY > Keywords of the message of Fatima

TransmissIon from the Chapel of the Apparitions 


«Pray the Rosary every day, in order to obtain peace for the world, and the end of the war. » / Fatima in Lucia’s own words, p. 176.

«I am the Lady of the Rosary. » / Fatima in Lucia’s own word, p. 182.

«Mary kept all these things, pondering them in her heart.» / Lk 2:19



21 jun 2024

Mass, in Spanish, in the Chapel of the Apparitions

  • 19h15

Rosary, in the Chapel of the Apparitions, and candle procession in the Prayer Area

  • 21h30
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