There is this matter of the so-called “secret of Fatima” that Our Lady shared with the three visionaries in 1917. The secret comes in three parts. The first two parts were revealed to the world back in 1941 through the child visionary Lucia, who had become a Carmelite nun by then. the three secrets
involve Hell, World War I and World War II, and the Pope John Paul II assassination attempt.


Lúcia wrote down the third secret and sealed it in an envelope not to be opened until 1960. She designated 1960 because she thought that "by then it will appear clearer." The text of the third secret was officially released by Pope John Paul II in 2000. The Vatican described the secret as a vision of the 1981 assassination attempt on Pope John Paul II. Sister Lúcia had been blind and deaf and ailing for some years before her death. She died at the Carmelite convent. On the day of her funeral, Pope John Paul II and the future  Pope Benedict XVI said that she would go to Heaven. Sister Lúcia was a registered voter, and her polling place visits were covered by the Portuguese press.


The Secret of Fatima also suggests that those who lead lives faithful to God and His commandments may not be the majority, and that the Church’s evangelization efforts may not always succeed. “Success can’t be gauged by numbers [the number of Christians], but rather by the fact that we continue to be witnesses of the Gospel that the world is missing.”


The next Fatima Sunday is scheduled for August 11th at 3:00 pm.


There will be anointing, prayers to Our Lady, and singing of the Divine Mercy chaplet. In the monstrance, all will receive a blessing by the Blessed Sacrament.