Today, May 13, 2017 is the 100th anniversary of the first apparition of the Blessed Virgin Mary to three little shepherd children at Cova da Iria, Fatima, in Portugal. The three shepherd children are Lucia Santos, aged 10 at the time, and her two cousins,...

CCC 971 "All generations will call me blessed": "The Church's devotion to the Blessed Virgin is intrinsic to Christian worship." The Church rightly honors "the Blessed Virgin with special devotion. From the most ancient times the Blessed Virgin has been honored with the title of...