The World Apostolate of Fatima – “Our Lady’s Blue Army” – is a Public International Association of the Faithful under The Pontifical Council for the Laity. As such, it is the only Fatima apostolate which speaks officially to the world in the name of the Church and with the authority of the Church about the apparitions of Our Lady at Fatima, Portugal in 1917 to three little shepherd children, and the message from heaven she delivered during those apparitions.
The profound miracle, known as the “Miracle of the Sun,” which was performed during the last apparition on October 13, 1917, verified that she was indeed who she claimed to be and that her message to the world was authentic. Contained in Our Blessed Mother’s Fatima Message are the keys to bringing about the conversion of sinners which is necessary to save souls from hell in the eternal order and to bring peace to the world in the temporal.
The apostolate’s mission is to help people learn, live and spread the Message of Our Lady of Fatima in communion with the Church and in concert with the New Evangelization. Reparation for sin, the cultivation of virtuous living and devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary are the core of Our Lady’s message. These are contained in and supported by what have come to be known as Our Lady’s Fatima Requests. It is toward the teaching of these requests and the assisting of people in living them that the apostolate’s mission is directed.