Fátima through the eyes of… Kasia Szybka
Kasia Szybka had never been to Portugal and she had been looking forward to travelling to Portugal, imagining a country of flower-filled meadows, sunshine and long days, of quiet and lots of nature. They said that the Portuguese were very friendly and welcoming, like the Poles and that she should go to Nazaré.
But first of all she went to Fátima, where she would find herself in the midst of a throng of people, to draw but also to pray and celebrate in communion the anniversary of the apparitions of Fátima, equally venerated in Poland which is a catholic country, like Portugal.
Initial worry turned into hope and freedom and into enormous admiration for the faith of thousands of people who came together to pray, in silence, in an extremely moving moment.
Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary
Chapel of the Apparitions
Church of the Most Holy Trinity
Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fátima
Sanctuary, seen from above
Awaiting the Pope
Kasia Szybka lives in Krakow, Poland, and is an architecture graduate. She has always liked drawing architecture on sites and in 2015 she helped to form the Polish Urban Sketchers group. Today she works as a freelance architect and as an illustrator. In her free time she likes to draw and create imaginary cities, exploring the principles of architecture and urban development.