On the 100th Anniversary of Our Lady of Fatima’s promised Miracle of the Sun, modern man asks if there is truth to such crazy Catholic prophecies or if they are nothing more than Friday the 13th superstitions?
Skeptics wonder why we bother with such ideas. Christians find Marian appearances and devotion to her Immaculate Heart heretical. Saddest of all, social and lukewarm Catholics make no meaningful effort to learn what Fatima contains.
I am no wise Marian scholar. I live a modest life trying to stand for my Catholic beliefs in a time and place where my beliefs (and sometimes me too) are openly despised, ridiculed, demeaned, belittled, and attacked. I am often more like Fatima’s minimally educated shepherd children than the great Church leaders.
I do not know all there is to know of Fatima, but I do know my study of what happened at Fatima helped me leave my lukewarm existence and discover a Catholicism I never knew. That said, here is my retelling of the events of Fatima in 1917.Continue Reading