Our Lady of Fatima
On 13 May 1917, an apparition of the Blessed Virgin Mary presented herself to three children in Fatima, Portugal, asking them to devote themselves to the Holy Trinity. Following two further apparitions, Mary became known as Our Lady of Fatima to locals, with the anniversary of the apparitions celebrated every year on 13 May.
These celebrations continue here in Fremantle each year, with a Mass, followed by a candlelight procession through the streets of Fremantle, before returning to the Basilica for Benediction.
The celebrations are preceded by a nine day novena.