Dec 14, 2019 - Dec 15, 2019
2 adults - 1 room
Literally the Monastery of the Battle, is a Dominican convent in the civil parish of Batalha convent was added in 1983 by UNESCO to the list of World Heritage sites.
Fatima is one of the most important catholic shrines in the world dedicated to the Virgin Mary and the Sanctuary welcomes millions of pilgrims and tourists from all over the world.
Our Lady of Fátima is a title given to the Virgin Mary with respect to reported apparitions of her to three shepherd children at Fátima in Portugal on the 13th day of six consecutive months in 1917, starting on May 13. The three children were Lúcia Santos and her cousins, siblings Jacinta and Francisco Marto. The title of Our Lady of the Rosary is also sometimes used in reference to the same apparition, because the children related that the apparition specifically identified herself as the "Lady of the Rosary".The events at Fatima gained particular fame due to their elements of prophecy and eschatology, particularly with regard to possible world war and the conversion of Russia. The reported apparitions at Fatima were officially declared "worthy of belief" by the Catholic Church. Gayle and I came to Fatima on a particularly rainy day and to a mostly empty Plaza. We saw the Chapel that marks the spot of the apparitions, observed people walking on their knees as they approached, and marveled at the touching graves of the 3 Little Shepherds. And even though I'm not Catholic, I was touched and humbled by the holiness of this place.