Thursday, October 13, 2011

October 13th - the Day the Sun Danced

Photo on the day of the last apparition
Picture source

13 October 1917

The proclamation of a public miracle caused the most intense speculation throughout Portugal, and the journalist Avelino de Almeida, published a satirical article on the whole business in the anti-religious newspaper O Seculo. People from other parts of the country descended, in their tens of thousands, on the Cova, despite the terrible storm that lashed the mountain country around Fatima, on the eve of the 13th. Many pilgrims went barefooted, reciting the rosary as they went, all crowding into the area around the Cova, as by midmorning the weather again turned bad and heavy rain began to fall...

The Miracle of the Sun

At the same time the vast crowd saw a true miracle. The black clouds parted, and the sun became visible, looking like a dull grey disc that could be looked at directly quite easily. In O Seculo Avelino de Almeida would adopt a very different tone from his earlier satirical article on Fatima:

" could see the immense multitude turn towards the sun, which appeared free from clouds and at its zenith. It looked like a plaque of dull silver and it was possible to look at it without the least discomfort. It might have been an eclipse which was taking place. But at that moment a great shout went up and one could hear the spectators nearest at hand shouting: "A miracle! A miracle!" Before the astonished eyes of the crowd, whose aspect was Biblical as they stood bareheaded, eagerly searching the sky, the sun trembled, made sudden incredible movements outside all cosmic laws - the sun "danced" according to the typical expression of the people. ...

Read the rest from the source: Theotokos' Apparitions in Fatima


Ed Sousa, Sr. said...

Thank You Esther for posting this.
My Grandparents were still living in Portugal in 1917.When I was a child they use to tell me of Our Lady's apparitions there to the three children of Fatima.They would tell me of the great miracle of he Sun that took place on October 13, 1917
and of the great excitement it caused with the people of Portugal. My Grandparents had Fatima and today we have Medjugorje. Our Lady being the good Mother she is continues her mission in leading us to her son Jesus.

EC Gefroh said...

How very interesting Ed! How blessed you were to hear the reports first hand. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Have you seen this blog?:
It argues that the "hidden text" of the Third Secret may forewarn of a mega-tsunami generated by the collapse of the volcano Cumbre Vieja in the Canary Islands. The author bases this on Pope John Paul II's words concerning the Third Secret during the Fulda conference in 1980: "it should be sufficient for all Christians to know this: if there is a message in which it is written that the oceans will flood whole areas of the earth, and that from one moment to the next millions of people will perish, truly the publication of such a message is no longer something to be so much desired." The author links this event with the "huge mountain, burning with fire" being thrown into the sea in Rev 8:8.