WYD Lisbon 2023

Proposals of the Shrine for the pilgrimage to Fatima

July 24 – August 10


In the context of WYD Lisbon 2023, in which many young people will include in their itinerary the pilgrimage to Fatima, the Shrine is preparing a set of pastoral proposals and welcome conditions in order to offer pilgrims a rich experience of Fatima.


Celebrating Mass

International Masses:

  • 11:00 a.m., in the Prayer Area
  • 3:00 p.m., at the Chapel of the Apparitions


Thematic workshops

For the groups visiting the Shrine, there is the possibility to freely participate in different workshops taking place during the day, on topics of Christian faith that are fundamental in the message of Fatima.

  • 4 themes: Adoration, Immaculate Heart, Rosary, Sacrifice
  • 4 languages: English, French, Spanish, Portuguese
  • 4 schedules: 10:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m. | duration 25 min.
  • 4 areas of the Shrine (to be announced in due course)


Pilgrimage routes

For those who wish to make a pilgrimage on foot to Fatima, 6 pilgrimage routes are proposed, based on the pilgrimage routes already established and signposted. Each route is associated with a theme linked to the message of Fatima and has a church as its starting point:

  • Route with Saint Jacinta Marto: Pilgrimage with Saint Jacinta Marto starting from the Parish Church of Nossa Senhora da Piedade (Ourém) / Length: 12 km
  • Route with Saint Francisco Marto: Pilgrimage with Saint Francisco Marto starting from the Chapel of Our Lady of Ortiga (Fatima) / Length: 5,5 km
  • Route with Our Lady of the Rosary: Pilgrimage with Our Lady of the Rosary starting from the Parish Church of São Mamede (S. Mamede) / Length: 5 km
  • Route with Sister Lucia of Jesus: Pilgrimage with Sister Lucia of Jesus starting from the Parish Church of Nossa Senhora da Assunção (Minde) / Length: 17 km
  • Route with the Immaculate Heart of Mary: Pilgrimage with the Immaculate Heart of Mary from the Church of Santa Quitéria (Chainça) / Length: 6,2 km
  • Route with the Angel of Peace: Pilgrimage with the Angel of Peace starting from the Chapel of Nossa Senhora do Monte (Leiria) / Length: 12 km


Itineraries for young pilgrims

For a prayerful, spiritual and cultural experience in the area of the Shrine of Fatima, there are itineraries available that lead the young pilgrim to learn about the apparitions of Fatima, the spirituality of the seers and the architectural and artistic heritage of the Shrine. These itineraries — which are valid individually, but can also be followed as complementary parts of a complete itinerary — will be available:

  • in 7 languages: Portuguese, English, Spanish, Italian, French, German and Polish
  • in printed form, from dispensers at the entrances of the Shrine
  • in digital form, accessible through the official website of the Shrine of Fatima, www.fatima.pt, and through the QR code


Where to stay: Youth Village

For groups of young pilgrims who wish to stay, the Shrine will provide a Youth Village to welcome the groups. In this space, which will allow overnight accommodation free of charge, there will be:

  • A camping area, for young people who bring tents
  • A sleeping quarters area, for young people who only bring sleeping bags 
  • A meal area, for buying and eating snacks
  • A shower and toilet area 
  • Cost: free of charge
  • Admission: on a first come, first served basis

A área de refeição estará disponível também para jovens que não se encontrem alojados na Aldeia Jovem. Os jovens poderão comprar e comer a refeição ligeira nesta área, mediante a capacidade do espaço, ou comprar para levar.


Do I need to register in advance? 

Each group is able to make known their intention to go on a pilgrimage to the Shrine using this form. This is not a registration, which is not necessary, but a survey to help us better predict needs and possibilities.



23 feb 2024

Mass, in Portuguese, in the Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary of Fatima

  • 11h00

Rosary, in the Chapel of the Apparitions

  • 12h00
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