Historical Context of Our Lady of Fatima

Tomorrow, May 13, 2017 marks the 100th Anniversary of Our Lady of Fatima's first apparition to the three children in Fatima, Portugal.  Her message is as important now as it was then.  Below is a summary of the events surrounding the apparitions along with other events happening in the world around that time. World War I - July 28, 1914 - November 11, 1918 Armenian Genocide - Began April 24, 1915. This is the worlds first reported genocide which involved the extermination of Christian Armenians while under the rule of the Ottoman Empire. The reported end of this atrocity is in 1923. 1st Visit from the Guardian Angel of Portugal (sometime in 1915) The Angel gave the children his first prayer: My God, I believe, I adore, I hope, and I love Thee. I ask pardon for all those who do not believe in Thee, do not adore Thee, do not hope in Thee, do not love Thee. This prayer was repeated three times. 2st Visit from...
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