Day 2 in Fatima: Steve slept in and I went to 7:30AM mass in the Basilica. Beautiful sunrise, peaceful morning and feeling of reverence!We walked to the Basilica of the Holy Trinity, (below), which is a huge modernistic church on the other side of the plaza from the Basilica of Our Lady of Fatima. It was consecrated in 2007, due to the need for seating at services for the large number of pilgrims visiting this Blessed site (estimated at 4-5 million per year)!We then hiked to the Via Sacre, where Jacinta, Lucia and Francisco were visited by the “Angel of Peace” in 1916. This garden/path is composed of 15 chapels, including the Stations of the Cross.
This was our first pilgrimage to Our Lady and definitely made an impression! A very unique experience!