Portugal
Fátima

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  • Day46

    Fatima

    November 15, 2019 in Portugal ⋅ 🌙 5 °C

    Jayne had heard about a torch lit mass for Fatima that is held at 9.30 it the church which we decided to attend, and although not religious it was quite a moving event with probably 1000 or more people there.
    Impressive during the day the church becomes even more so at night.

  • Day46

    Fatima

    November 15, 2019 in Portugal ⋅ ⛅ 9 °C

    Woke up to a small hail shower this morning but it had cleared by the time we were ready to pack up. Services done (water, waste etc) off we went towards Fatima, with a planned stop at a motorhome accessories shop. Could do with new wire shelves for the oven. Arrived at 12.30 only to find it closed. Sat nav had a bit of a meltdown on the way, losing satellite reception, sending us down dead ends and finally putting us on a toll road even though we have them banned in the settings. Still all part of the fun. Arrived at the aire just in time for lunch.
    There's free hot showers and a toilet block here, not bad for a free car park in the centre of town. Behind us is the The Sanctuary of Our Lady Fatima, quite and impressive building from a distance, breath taking once inside.
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  • Day30

    Fatima

    October 31, 2019 in Portugal ⋅ ☁️ 18 °C

    Kurzer Besuch von Fatima. Schon erstaunlich was Glaube alles bewirken kann und wie verschwenderisch die Kirche mit dem Geld ihrer Schäfchen umgeht. Manche Schäfchen kriechen im Regen auf den Knien über den Boden.

  • Day3

    Santuário de Fátima

    February 23, 2019 in Portugal ⋅ ☁️ 11 °C

    One of those places if you are a Catholic brings out some very deep emotions. Even if you are not a Catholic it is a peaceful and impressive area. Busy with pilgrims from all over the world but so big you don't feel crowded. Free parking everywhere and a short drive from a national park which has some lovely views too.Read more

  • Day69

    Fátima

    July 16, 2018 in Portugal ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    Heute geht es für uns weiter nach Fátima, einen großen Wahlfahrtsort. 1917 soll hier drei Hirtenkindern die Mutter Gottes erschienen sein. Am besten hat uns die "Basilika zur heiligsten Dreifaltigkeit" gefallen. Die Stühle sehen ein wenig aus wie in einem großen Versammlungsraum.
    An einer Feuerstelle konnte man Kerzen anzünden. Außerdem kann man sich Körperteile aus Wachs, wie zum Beispiel einen Fuß oder Herz kaufen, und diese im Feuer schmelzen lassen. Ein Fuß kann man schmelzen, wenn man Probleme mit dem Fuß hat oder zum Beispiel ein Herz bei Herzkrankheiten. Außerdem gibt es noch die Erscheinungskapelle und eine weitere Basilika.
    Interessant hier Pilgerer aus der ganzen Welt zu sehen.
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  • Day6

    Faith and miracles

    October 21, 2018 in Portugal ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    After much planning, today I am off to Coimbra, but decided I could not miss Fátima on the way, as it is only a 30km detour, so got an early bus and am here now. Extraordinary place, horrible and awesome at the same time. A church (or cathedral) built with semicircular arms (rather like St Peters square) reasonably unexceptional, in front of which is the shrine itself - basically a statute under an awning. People approach it doing the last 100 metres on their knees. Beside it is a stand on which there are so many lit candles that all the wax melts and it’s like a fire pit. Then a vast new monolithic concrete building - the new church. Horrible! Looks like a prison - no windows visible, nothing decorating it - just a huge circular pile of concrete.

    The town is crammed with shops selling every kind of Catholic symbolic item imaginable.

    Never experienced anything like it. Faith or superstition - your choice. But whichever, it’s seen here on steroids.

    Now waiting for bus to Coimbra. After planning and looking at the possible stages, my time constraints and my physical ability, decided there is no point in trying to walk from further south than Coimbra. As that means some buses I may as well see a few things on the way!
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  • Day22

    Fatima Shrine

    May 23, 2018 in Portugal ⋅ ☀️ 17 °C

    In Fatima is a basilica built as a shrine to Mary, because she appeared here in 1917 to three children as they were shepherding their sheep. Two of the children, a brother and sister, died only a few years later, and are buried in the basilica. The other child, their cousin, grew up and became a nun. She lived into her 90s. About 4 million pilgrims travel here every year.Read more

  • Day140

    A spiritual journey today - Fatima

    January 21, 2017 in Portugal ⋅ 🌙 6 °C

    A little spiritual journey today to the town of Fatima. Everyday I think about my life as I travel and everyday I am so grateful for my opportunity to travel, meet people, see this beautiful world, and to know that I am safe. I always say a prayer of thanks at the end of the day and count my blessings for the things I have done and seen. I didn't know what to expect when I did my detour to Fatima today but my inner heart was guiding me. This I learned is a town of pilgrimage where the Immaculate Virgin was seen be three young shepherds in 1916. It is like the second Vatican and Pope John Paul was here at least three times. I walked through the the garden of the stations of the cross which was amongst an olive grove and so serene and beautiful, called the Alustrel. I had the strangest feeling there, something that can't be explained. I then walked to the shrine area and watched people crawl on their knees to the basilica. It was amazing. I watched a young father holding his young baby crawling and he wept while he was doing it. Very moving.Read more

  • Day141

    Caio Portugal, Ola Espania

    January 22, 2017 in Portugal ⋅ ⛅ 12 °C

    I spent the day touring Fatima again and ran into Joni from Arizona at the bus station. Told her to walk the garden if the way of the cross. I ran into her later at the exit and she was so happy I had recommended, said it was quite spiritual. I purchased my ticket for the bus to Seville, Spain. I leave here at 7:15 pm and get into Spain at 6am(€57). Not sure how well I am going to sleep on the bus but I'll save on accomodations for one night. It was cool here today and I will be heading to 18 degrees. Portugal has bee a real pleasure to visit.Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

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