At the height of World War I, when Portuguese farmers were devastated by the horrors of war, miraculous events occurred in 1917 in an obscure agricultural town: Fatima. As children Lucia, Francisco and Jacinta were grazing their sheep, a great angel emerged, preparing the little shepherds’ hearts and souls for what was to come. Soon, the Queen of Heaven herself, the Virgin Mary, appeared over a little tree, bringing many graces and important messages about conversion, penance, prayer, and peace. She even performed a miracle to prove her message was from Heaven. This eLesson offers your students the chance to explore Our Lady’s message which was not only for the three shepherd children, but for the whole world!
In this lesson your students will:
Understand the events surrounding the vision of Our Lady of Fatima.
Understand Our Lady’s message at Fatima.
Pray the Rosary for the conversion of sinners.
Short reading and coloring page for younger students (Sophia Institute for Teachers)
Full (3-day) Church History lesson including a focus on Our Lady of Fatima for 8th grade and up. (From Sophia Institute for Teachers textbook series Spirit of Truth)