I am over a month late with this post, on the Apparition of the Blessed Virgin Mary at Fatima, Portugal on July 13, 1917. Last year I started a series of posts on the Apparitions, to be done on or about the anniversary dates of each and ending on the centenary in 2017. I am doing this because the Fatima message of prayer, penance and conversion is very important to all Catholics nowadays, as well as being very useful to those Catholics trying to maintain a clean and sober life.
In reviewing the information on this particular Apparition, this post will be very brief and not too informative, mainly because there were a few, oh…. shall we say…interesting events that happened during it and I will hold on them until 2016 and 2017. These events are controversial and I’d just as assume wait. (Sometimes I think I should have waited until this year to begin this series. But, no matter. If it gets you to reading up and studying the Fatima Message if you might not have otherwise, all the better!)
The less controversial parts of this apparition was the seers inquiring about certain people, making intercession for a number of the local villagers and their families. What is interesting is that these children had direct access to the Blessed Mother and got immediate responses to their petitions. Would that we always had that grace! Some prayers were answered, others…not.
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