I - A Letter From Dr Mendes To His Fiance, written in September, 1917
When I arrived at Aljustrel, at the house of Francisco's parents, I asked to speak to the children. Jacinta [...]
MAY 13, 1946: OFFICIAL CROWNING OF THE OUR LADY OF FATIMA STATUE
Rome had recognised and blessed the apparitions to the shepherd children of Aljustrel. Henceforth Fatima was to spread throughout [...]
GROWING SUPPORT FROM THE CATHOLIC HIERARCHY
During the five years which followed the apparitions, the ecclesiastical authorities maintained their prudent reserve.
On May 3, 1922, two years [...]
LUCIA - A DOROTHEAN NUN
Lucia Santos, the principal witness to the events this book describes, is today a Carmelite nun, living without distinction from her sisters in religion at Coimbra, Portugal.
APRIL-MAY 1920: OFFICIAL PERSECUTION OF THE GREAT PILGRIMAGE
That the fears of our Lady's good friends were not unjustified, will be made clear by a description of the events that followed. In [...]
MAY 13, 1920: THE FIRST STATUE OF OUR LADY OF FATIMA
The statue in the little chapel at the Cova da Iria was acquiring an interesting history of its own. As earlier disclosed in this narrative, [...]
THE IMPORTANCE OF THE ANGEL'S PRAYERS
Here in these paragraphs, if we pause for just a moment to reflect, is the essential meaning and purpose of Fatima. It should be kept in mind that this is a [...]
THE COST OF HEAVEN: Lucia's Offering
We return now to Lucia, whose age, at the time of Jacinta's death, was one month less than thirteen years. Any opportunity for normal, unspectacular [...]
THE COST OF HEAVEN: Jacinta's Offering
It is not easy to write about the final days of Jacinta. She simply does not sound like a child of eight or nine. A non-Catholic, not perceiving the force [...]
THE COST OF HEAVEN: Francisco's Offering
But what had happened to the children after the wonders of October, 1917? The story of Fatima moves along, and for Francisco and Jacinta, it is nearly [...]
DEVOTION GROWS: The Chapel
The author, although having lived at Fatima for a considerable number of years, must rely on the records and on the gospel sincerity of his older friends and [...]
THE COST OF HEAVEN: OCTOBER 23-24, 1917
Vandalism, Mockery and Persecution:
It may well have been that the faithful, having observed at first hand the undeniable prodigies of October 13, felt [...]
Front page feature in the 'O Seculo' - the rationalist newspaper.
Another, and entirely responsible witness of the great event in the Cova da Iria, was Dr Almeida Garrett, of Coimbra University, [...]
THE MIRACLE OF THE SUN
When Lucia cried, "Look at the sun!" the people responded. The rain at that moment had stopped; the sun was clearly seen. There was no cloud to obscure it, yet it did not [...]
The crowd waiting in the rain:
Many attempts have been made to compute the number of pilgrims who made the difficult journey to Fatima in October, 1917. Only one thing is altogether certain. It [...]
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