Fatima Sanctuary Artwork

Fatima Pilgrimages

4 nights | from £850pp including flights

Overview & Itinerary

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On the 13th of May 1917 Our Lady appeared to three little shepherds while they were watching over their flocks at a place called Cova da Iria in the rocky and unproductive area of central Portugal, now known as Fatima.

The three children, Lucia de Jesus (10), her cousins Francis Marto (8) and his sister Jacinta Marto (7) had already been prepared for the arrival of Our Lady by the visit of an Angel during the spring, summer and autumn of 1916.

The Angel of Peace (or Angel of Portugal), as the Angel is now called, gave an urgent request for continued prayer and this was later re-enforced by Our Lady’s insistence for greater devotion to the Rosary. Many pilgrims from all over the world, sometimes up to one million at a time, make the pilgrimage to Fatima on the 12th and 13th of the months of May-October to pray to our Lady of Fatima.

An outline itinerary of our Pilgrimage

Chapel of apparitions

In Fatima there will be a daily programme which may include the following:

  • Walking tour of the Sanctuary with visits to the Chapel of Apparitions, the Rosary Basilica and the new Basilica of the Most Holy Trinity
  • Concelebrated Mass as the Chapel of the Apparitions and participation in all the ceremonies, including the daily 9:30pm International Rosary and torchlight procession
  • International Mass on the 13th and the Adieu to Our Lady with the waving of white handkerchiefs, a tradition at the closing of the ceremonies
  • Visit to Fatima parish church, Valinhos, Cabesco and the village of Aljustrel to see the homes of the children
  • There will be lots of free time throughout the pilgrimage for personal devotions and for shopping