of the Fatima Apparitions
Jan. 17, 1918: The
is restored by Pope Benedict XV.
Oct. 13, 1921: The first
in the Chapel of Apparitions in the Cova da Iria.
Oct. 13, 1930: The Bishop
declares the Fatima apparitions worthy of acceptance as of supernatural
Oct. 31, 1942: Pope Pius XII
the world to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
May 4, 1944: Pope Pius XII
the Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, on the twenty-fifth
of the apparitions of Fatima.
May 13, 1946: Pope Pius XII
the image of Our Lady of Fatima and proclaims her "Queen of the World".
June 13, 1946: Pope Pius XII
"Deiparae Virginis Mariae", in which he refers favorably to Our
Lady's message at Fatima.
Oct. 13, 1951: The Holy Year
takes place at the Marian shrine at Fatima.
July 7, 1952: Pope Pius XII
Russian people to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
Oct. 11, 1954: In his encyclical "Ad
Reginam" [establishing the Feast of the Queenship of Mary] Pius XII
refers to the miraculous image of Our Lady of Fatima.
Nov. 12, 1954: The sanctuary
is raised to basilica rank by Pope Pius XII.
Oct. 13, 1956: Pope Pius XII,
Legate Eugene Cardinal Tisserant, blesses and dedicates the
headquarters of the Blue Army of Our Lady of Fatima, constructed near
shrine of Fatima.
Dec. 13, 1962: Pope John XXIII
the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary in honor of Our Lady of Fatima.
Nov. 21, 1964: Pope Paul VI
consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, speaking to the
Fathers of the Second Vatican Council.
May 13, 1965: Paul VI sends a
to Fatima confiding the "Entire Church" to Our Lady's protection.
May 13, 1967: Pope Paul VI goes
where he calls for renewed consecration to the Immaculate Heart.
May 13, 1982: Pope John Paul II
to pray in thanksgiving for his surviving the attempted assassination
The Consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart with all of the
Bishops in union on the same day and time will be done at last, it
"will be late", but it will be done.
Mary the dawn, Christ the
Mary the gate, Christ the
Mary the root, Christ the mystic
Mary the grape, Christ the sacred
Mary the wheat, Christ the living
Mary the stem, Christ the rose:
Mary the font, Christ the
Mary the chalice, Christ the
Mary the temple, Christ the
Mary the shrine, Christ the God
Mary the beacon, Christ the
Mary the mirror, Christ the
Mary the mother, Christ the
By all things blest while endless