The Catholic Church's Endorsements of the Fatima Apparitions

 Jan. 17, 1918: The Diocese of Fatima is restored by Pope Benedict XV.
 Oct. 13, 1921: The first Mass is celebrated in the Chapel of Apparitions in the Cova da Iria.
 Oct. 13, 1930: The Bishop of Fatima declares the Fatima apparitions worthy of acceptance as of supernatural origin.
Oct. 31, 1942: Pope Pius XII consecrates the world to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
 May 4, 1944: Pope Pius XII institutes the Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, on the twenty-fifth anniversary of the apparitions of Fatima.
 May 13, 1946: Pope Pius XII crowns the image of Our Lady of Fatima and proclaims her "Queen of the World".
June 13, 1946: Pope Pius XII issues his encyclical "Deiparae Virginis Mariae", in which he refers favorably to Our Lady's message at Fatima.
Oct. 13, 1951: The Holy Year closing celebration takes place at the Marian shrine at Fatima.
July 7, 1952: Pope Pius XII consecrates the Russian people to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
Oct. 11, 1954: In his encyclical "Ad Caeli 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 shrine in Fatima is raised to basilica rank by Pope Pius XII.
Oct. 13, 1956: Pope Pius XII, through Papal Legate Eugene Cardinal Tisserant, blesses and dedicates the international headquarters of the Blue Army of Our Lady of Fatima, constructed near the shrine of Fatima.
Dec. 13, 1962: Pope John XXIII institutes the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary in honor of Our Lady of Fatima.
Nov. 21, 1964: Pope Paul VI renews Pius XII's 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 Golden Rose to Fatima confiding the "Entire Church" to Our Lady's protection.
May 13, 1967: Pope Paul VI goes to Fatima, where he calls for renewed consecration to the Immaculate Heart.
May 13, 1982: Pope John Paul II goes to Fatima to pray in thanksgiving for his surviving the attempted assassination on 5/13/81. 

--------, --------: The Consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart with all of the world's 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 perfect day;
Mary the gate, Christ the heavenly way.
Mary the root, Christ the mystic vine;
Mary the grape, Christ the sacred wine.
Mary the wheat, Christ the living bread;
Mary the stem, Christ the rose: blood-red.
Mary the font, Christ the cleansing flood;
Mary the chalice, Christ the saving blood.
Mary the temple, Christ the temple's Lord;
Mary the shrine, Christ the God adored.
Mary the beacon, Christ the haven's rest;
Mary the mirror, Christ the vision blest.
Mary the mother, Christ the Mother's Son;
By all things blest while endless ages run.



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