My last full day in Fatima, Father Peter, Father Andre, Fra Solanus and a local Fatima friend of the friars, Leo Madigan had an opportunity to visit the Convento de Cristo, a very imposing Knights Templar Castle less than an hour away from Fatima. In 1319, few years after the papal suppression of the Templars, the knights were re-founded in Portugal as the Knights of Christ, and retained possession of the monastery fortress.
Wow, that was quick work! You hardly seem to have left Fatima and you have all that Convento do Cristo information and the photos on the site.
Thanks for leaving the site address with Br. Solano, who gave it to me today. There is a wealth of information here that promses many hours of pleasant rumaging.
Thank you so much for the encouragement and for the hospitality in Fatima.
Rummage at will!