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2017, December 14.  100 Years of the Apparition of Our Lady of Fatima

Litho Offset, Amstar Company, Inc.,  Perf 14

Se-tenant  Blocks of 4, Miniature Sheets of  8




Se-tenant Blocks of Four  (20,000)

12p  The First Apparition

12p  Our Lady of Fatima Portrait

12p  The Last Apparition (The Miracle of the Sun)

12p  Three Shepherd Children:  Lucia de Jesus de dos Santos, Francisco Marto, Jacinta Marto


Designer:  Eunice Beatrix Uy Dabu




First Day Covers:  Manila







Our Lady of Fátima, is a Catholic title of the Blessed Virgin Mary based on the famed Marian apparitions reported in 1917 by three shepherd children at the Cova da Iria, in Fátima, Portugal. Our Lady of Fátima (Portuguese: Nossa Senhora de Fátima, formally known as Our Lady of the Holy Rosary of Fátima,  is a Catholic title of the Blessed Virgin Mary based on the famed Marian apparitions reported in 1917 by three shepherd children at the Cova da Iria, in Fátima, Portugal. The three children were Lúcia Santos and her cousins Francisco and Jacinta Marto.

Bishop José Alves Correia da Silva declared the miracle worthy of belief on 13 October 1930, officially permitting devotion within the Catholic Church.   The event is commemorated each year on that same date. On 13 May 1946, Pope Pius XII granted a canonical coronation to the venerated image enshrined at the Chapel of the Apparitions of Fátima via his apostolic legate, Cardinal Benedetto Aloisi Masella. On 11 November 1954, the same Pontiff later raised the Sanctuary of Fátima to the status of Minor Basilica by his Papal brief Lucer Superna.

The published memoirs of Lúcia de Jesus de dos Santos in the 1930s revealed two secrets that she claimed came from the Virgin while the third secret was to be revealed by the Catholic Church in 1960. The controversial events at Fátima gained fame due partly to elements of the secrets, prophecy and eschatological revelations allegedly related to the Second World War and possibly more global wars in the future, particularly the Virgin's alleged request for the Consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.





  • Religious / Fatima


Articles by Dr. Ngo Tiong Tak

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