The Message of Our Lady of Fatima is the Real Solution for our Times

By Deacon Bob Ellis – On July 13, 1917, during the third apparition of Our Lady of Fatima, little Lucia said to the beautiful lady from heaven: “I would like to ask you to tell us who you are, and to work a miracle so that everybody will believe that you are appearing to us.” Our Lady responded:

“Continue to come here every month. In October I will tell you who I am and what I want, and I will perform a miracle for all to see and believe.”

True to her word, on Saturday, October 13, 1917, the greatest miracle since the Resurrection of Jesus, the Christ, and the only miracle ever predicted in terms of a precise date, time and place occurred. It has come to be known as The Miracle of the Sun. Between 70,000 and 100,000 people came to Fatima to see it, and it was seen by countless others within a 25-mile radius of Fatima.

As the crowd was fixated on the miracle itself, the children witnessed three apparitions which revealed to them who the lady was. First they saw St. Joseph holding the Child Jesus in His arms with Mary alongside. Here she is the Mother of God, the spouse of St. Joseph and the heart of the Holy Family. Then they saw Our Lord and Our Lady of Sorrows. Here she is the mother of Our Savior and His co-redemptrix. Finally she appeared as Our Lady of Mt. Carmel and is patroness of the Carmelite Order.

The answer to the question, what did she want, was given in the moment just before she worked the miracle: “Do not offend the Lord our God anymore, because He is already so much offended.” While she made numerous requests during the course of her apparitions at Fatima, what she wanted was for people to stop offending God by their sins.

Although the most talked about aspect of the miracle is the solar phenomena, which included the sun dancing, fluctuating in color, swirling and descending toward earth, a great deal more occurred. The leaves on the trees were still in spite of howling winds. The rain-soaked ground with large puddles of water completely dried. The people’s clothes, all wet and covered with mud, were restored to being clean and dry. As eyewitness Dominic Reis put it, “they looked as though they had just come back from the cleaners.” Physical cures of the blind and the lame were reported. The countless unreserved public confessions of sin and commitments to conversion of life attest to the authenticity of what they saw.

The miracle was performed so that everyone might believe all that she told the children during her six apparitions at Fatima. Building on St. Pope John Paul II’s proclamation that Fatima is more important today than ever, in 2010 Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI traveled to Fatima where he told us we would be mistaken to think that the prophetic mission of Fatima is complete – that we are witnessing its continuation in the Church and in the world today.

Those who are bewildered by the many horrors occurring in our world today – who feel helpless and are living in fear and trepidation – will find clear understanding, great consolation and the solution to all of our problems in the message of Our Lady of Fatima. Pope Francis consecrated his pontificate to her in the early days of his papacy on May 13, 2013, and consecrated the world to her on October 13, 2013.

You can learn all about Fatima and Our Lady’s message to the world here or call 920-371-1931.



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  1. I would like to see more like it/

  2. Continue to pray for my grandson for a cure for his Tourette Syndrome Please

  3. Wasn’t the whole point of the Miracle of the Sun that everyone thought it was the end of the world and was forced to face the state of his soul? At least two women found they had nothing to fear and we’re joyfully looking forward to going to heaven.

    • Bill Sockey,I didn’t see it as you describe here until I read it and it as if the scales came off and I see a bit clearer.God Bless!

    • And the scales came off my eyes,with this revealation

  4. interesting

  5. How much we need the Blessed Mother to appear in the United States — to give us hope. Pope Francis spent a week with us and he brought us peace and joy and a deep sense of what it is to be Catholic.

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