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A Pilgrimage to Fatima

The Capelinha

Our Lady told the three child seers that She wished a chapel to be built in Her honor on the site where She had appeared. On August 6, 1918, on the feast of the Transfiguration, construction of the chapel began. On the night of March 6, 1922, the chapel was dynamited by enemies of the Catholic Faith, but it was almost immediately rebuilt.

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The original Capelinha (" little chapel")

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A view of the Capelinha as it is today. A stone column under the shelter marks the place where stood the holm oak tree above which Our Lady appeared; this was destroyed by people taking pieces from it as relics.

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The Statue of Our Lady of Fatima which graces the interior of the Capelinha

"Jesus wishes to make use of you to make Me known and loved. He wants to establish devotion in the world to My Immaculate Heart. To whoever embraces this devotion, I promise salvation; these souls shall be as dear to God as flowers placed by Me to adorn His throne."

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A "Virtual" Pilgrimage to Fatima