Newspapers published testimony from people who said that they had witnessed extraordinary solar activity, such as the Sun appearing to "dance" or zig-zag in the sky, careen towards the Earth, or emit multicolored light and radiant colors. According to these reports, the event lasted approximately ten minutes. The local bishop opened a canonical investigation of the event in Novemberto review witness accounts and assess whether the alleged private revelation from Mary were compatible with Catholic theology.
The fall of brought a strange controversy to the newspapers of Portugal. Three small shepherd children in the little village of Fatima claimed that the Blessed Virgin Mary had been appearing to them monthly beginning on May 13 of that year. The supposed appearances had caused much scoffing and ridicule, especially among the communist and anti-Catholic press.
From there they made their way down the gently slope to the place where a trestle had been erected over the little holm oak of the apparitions. As for the children, they made their way to the Cova amid the adulation and skepticism which had followed them since May. When they arrived they found critics who questioned their veracity and the punctuality of the Lady, who had promised to arrive at noon.
Scene from The 13th Day. THE rain pelted the ground and drenched the crowds. It must have seemed like an exclamation point to the ridicule that filled the secular newspapers for months prior.
InOur Lady appeared to three shepherd children in Fatima, Portugal. Our Lady appeared to the children seven times and performed a miracle making the sun dance in the sky, which thousands of people witnessed. She told the children to say the Rosary every day to bring peace to the world and the end of war.
Jump to navigation. For a possible example, consider a tale from Portugal ina tale of the dancing Sun. Mythologies are full of events that could be interpreted, if they happened instead within the last six plus decades, as a UFO event.
It was supposedly the fulfillment of a promise made by an apparition of Virgin Mary to three children in Fatima Portugal six months prior to the event. This is no small deal in the Catholic Church. Two of those children have since been canonized while the third is in the process of beatification.
It gives an account of the miracle of the sun. The apparitions of the Virgin—What was the sign in the sky? Upon arriving, after a long journey, around p. With a sarcastic smile and looking sideways, he did not hesitate in responding to me:.
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