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St Alban's Catholic Academy

St Alban's

Catholic Academy

First Avenue, Harlow, Essex, CM20 2NP

Through God’s love we learn together, grow together and achieve together.


Our Lady of Fatima Feast Day 13th May

Fatima is a town in Portugal. Between 13th May and 13th October 1917, the Blessed Virgin Mary is reported to have appeared six times to three children. The three shepherd children were Lucia Dos Santos, Jacinta and Francisco Marto.

Lucia relates that The Blessed Virgin Mary told the children that God had sent her with a message. She promised that peace from Heaven would be brought to all the world in return for prayer, penance and Acts of Reparation and she expressed the importance of praying the rosary daily.

Lucia told of ‘Three secrets of Fatima’ given to the children during the visitations and, for her final appearance, the Blessed Virgin Mary had said there would be a miracle so that all would believe. On that day, the crowd reported seeing a ‘miracle of the sun’. Some described the sun as dancing, others said it was changing colour and rotating. Even people from miles away reported seeing these signs.

The students have each made a flower as they said a prayer for Mary, Mother of God. The flowers have made a ceiling to be a reminder of those prayers and to pray


Prayers and pictures from our pupils, created to celebrate this Feast Day are shared below