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2495 Fátima, Portugal
The three children who witnessed the miracle of the Virgin Mary can be seen all over the town of Fatima on posters, postcards, nicknacks in shops and even in the middle of one of the streets on a roundabout/traffic circle.
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Cova da Iria, 2495-401 Fátima, Portugal
One of my most memorable experiences at the Cova in Fatima was the evening procession. I felt an overwhelming joy as I joined the other pilgrims. In the early evening at the Capelinha the crowd gathered. After purchasing candles at the candle...
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2495 Fátima, Portugal
The square at Fatima is vast. It can hold twice as many pilgrims as the square at the Vatican in Rome. ( Another large beautiful plaza). After walking down the steps at the entrance to the square, I walked to the middle of the square. To my left...
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Aljustrel, 2495-301 Fátima, Portugal
Francisco and Jacinta Marto, seers of Fatima, were the aunt and uncle of Francisco Pereira dos Santos Marto. His father, Joao Marto, was their brother. When I visited the houses of the three shepherd children of Fatima, I was fortunate to speak...
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Av. de Dom José Alves Correia da Silva, 2496-908 Fátima, Portugal
About 100 years ago three little shepherd children were visited by an angel and then the Virgin Mary and the rest, as they say, is history. From the miracle at Fatima came the Virgin of Fatima and up went the basilica and then many other buildings...
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Largo Infante Dom Henrique, 2440 Batalha, Portugal
One of the most popular side trips from Lisbon is Batalha. When most people say they went to Batalha they refer to the Battle Abbey of Santa Maria da Vitoria. This magnificent church with its convent, cloisters, and unfinished chapels is one of...
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2300 Tomar, Portugal
The Templars came to Portugal in the 12th century at the request of Portugal’s founding king, D. Afonso Henriques. They built a series of castles on the banks of the Tejo River to defend the new nation from the Moors. At Tomar, the order built...