Second Apparition at Fatima, 1917

Our lady of FatimaThe children went to the Cova da Iria on June 13 as they had promised Our Lady, even though it meant missing all of the festivities for the Feast of St. Anthony, who was Patron Saint of their parish and of Portugal. When they arrived at the Cova that morning there were already several dozen people gathered there, and by noon the number had risen to about fifty. One witness observed that the branches of the tree gave way on all sides