Quote of the day: 13 October

After Our Lady disappeared into the immense expanse of the firmament, we saw beside the sun St. Joseph with the Child Jesus and Our Lady robed in white with a blue mantle. St. Joseph and the Child Jesus appeared to bless the world, for they traced the Sign of the Cross with their hands. A little later this apparition faded. I saw our Lord and Our Lady; it seemed to me it was Our Lady of Sorrows. Our Lord appeared to bless the world in the same manner as St. Joseph had done. This apparition also vanished, and I saw Our Lady once more, this time resembling Our Lady of Carmel (Memoirs of Sister Lucia, I.4.II.5).

While the children gazed at these latter visions, the miracle of the sun occurred, the promised sign to confirm the truthfulness of the apparitions. The shepherds did not see the miracle. It was not intended for them, but for the crowd, so that all might believe.

Discalced Carmelites of Coimbra

A Pathway Under the Gaze of Mary, Chapter III
No. 17, The promised miracle
(excerpt)

Page from Ilustração Portuguesa no. 610, 29 October 1917, p. 353, showing the people looking at the sun during the Fátima apparitions attributed to the Virgin Mary.
Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons (Public Domain)

of St. Teresa Coimbra Portugal, C 2015, A pathway under the gaze of Mary : biography of Sister Maria Lucia of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart O.C.D., translated from the Portuguese by Colson, J, World Apostolate of Fatima USA, Washington NJ.

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