Venerable Manuel Nunes Formigão

Venerable Manuel Nunes FormigãoProfile

Baptised at the age of seven weeks. Feeling an early call to the priesthood, he entered the minor seminary in Farrobo, Portugal in 1895 at the age of 12. Joined the Archconfraternity of the Imaculado Coração de Maria on 6 June 1896. Began studying theology at the major seminary in Santarém, Portugal in 1900, and earned a doctorate in canon law from the Gregorian University in Rome, Italy on 13 July 1906 at the age of 23. Ordained in Rome as a priest for the diocese of Leiria-Fátima, Portugal on 4 April 1908. He received his doctorate in theology in 1909, and began teaching at the Santarém seminary.

Called upon to investigate the apparitions of Our Lady in Fatima, he became convinced of their validity. He witnessed the final apparition, became a mentor and father figure to the seers, and began spreading the message of Our Lady. Transferred to the Diocese of Bragança, Portugal on 15 October 1934, in 1935 he founded two youth care centers there. Founded the magazine Stella in 1937. Founded the Messenger of Bragança in 1940. Founded the Almanac of Our Lady of Fatima in 1942. Founded of the Congregation of the Sisters of Reparation of Our Lady of Fatima.




MLA Citation

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