Our Lady of Fatima was seen by three shepherd children in Portugal in 1917. I based this drawing loosely on the statue in the Chapel of the Apparitions. She has a rosary about her, indicating her request for daily rosary prayers. The sunburst behind her head represents the Miracle of the Sun seen on 13 October 1917. She stands on a pattern of tiles in the Portuguese azulejo style, including ones that bear the calligraphed Arabic names for Mary and Fatima. Other tiles spell the words Credo, Spero, Adoro and Amo, referring to the prayer that the three children learned from an angel: My God, I believe, I adore, I hope, and I love Thee! I ask pardon for those who do not believe, do not adore, do not hope and do not love Thee. Fifteen tiles with roses refer to the fifteen mysteries of the Rosary.
Medium: Drawing, color ink on goatskin parchment
Dimensions: 8" × 12"
The original drawing was made on private commission.
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