FATIMA- Portugal, in a field called Cova da Iria near Fatima, When: 6 times between May 13 and Oct 13, 1917. Witness: 3 children (Lucia dos Santos, 10, who is now a Carmelite nun; Francisco Marto, 9, who died in 1919; and his sister Jacinta, 7, who died in 1920; Jacinta and Francisco were beatified by Pope John Paul II in 2000. The Message: She recommended frequent recitation of the rosary; urged works of mortification for the conversion of sinners; called for devotion to herself under the title of her Immaculate Heart; asked that the people of Russia be consecrated under this title, and that the faithful make a Communion of reparation on the first Saturday of each month. Approval: Apparitions declared worthy of belief in Oct. 1930, and devotion to Our Lady of Fatima was authorized under the title of Our Lady of the Rosary. In Oct. 1942, Pius XII consecrated the world to Mary under the title of her Immaculate Heart. Ten years later in the first apostolic letter addressed directly to the peoples of Russia, he consecrated them in a special manner to Mary.
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