Our Lady of Fatima: The Sixth & Final Apparition & the Miracle of the Sun (1917) 13 October (104th Anniversary +2021)
The Day the Sun Danced…
The Miracle of the Sun which occurred miraculously on 13 October 1917, attended by a large crowd who had gathered in Fátima, Portugal, in response to a prophecy made by three shepherd children, Lúcia Santos and Francisco and Jacinta Marto. The prophecy was that the Virgin Mary (referred to as Our Lady of Fátima), would appear and perform miracles on that date. Newspapers published testimony from witnesses who said that they had seen 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 colours. According to these reports, the event lasted approximately ten minutes.
The local Bishop opened a canonical investigation of the event in November 1917, to review witness accounts and assess whether the private revelations from Mary were compatible with Catholic doctrine. The local Priest conducting the investigation was particularly convinced by the concurring testimony of the extraordinary solar phenomena, received from secular reporters, government officials and other skeptics in attendance. Bishop José da Silva declared the miracle “worthy of belief” on 13 October 1930, permitting “officially the cult of Our Lady of Fatima” within the Catholic Church.
At a gathering on 13 October 1951 at Fátima, the Papal Legate, Cardinal Federico Tedeschini, told the million people attending, that on 30 October, 31 October, 1 November and 8 November 1950, Pope Pius XII himself witnessed the miracle of the Sun from the Vatican gardens.
Blessed Alexandrina of Balazar/Maria da Costa (1904-1955) Portuguese Laywoman, Victim Soul, Mystic, Salesian Co-operator.
St Benedict of Cupra
St Berthoald of Cambrai
St Edward King and Confessor (c 1003-1066) “Confessor ” reflects his reputation as a Saint who did not suffer Martyrdom, as opposed to King Edward the Martyr.
St Edward’s Life:
St Carpus of Troas
St Comgan the Monk
St Florence of Thessalonica
Bl Gebrand of Klaarkamp
St Gerald of Aurillac (855-909) Consecrated Celibate Noble Layman
St Leobono of Salagnac
St Lubentius (Died 370) Priest, Disciple of St Martin of Tours
Blessed Maddalena Panattieri OP (1443–1503) Religious of the Sisters of Penance of Saint Dominic, Stigmatist, she was blessed with many Mystical gifts.
St Maurice of Carnoet
St Regimbald of Speyer
St Romulus of Genoa
St Simbert of Augsburg
St Theophilus of Antioch
Three Crowns of Cordoba – (3 saints): Three Christian men martyred in the persecutions of Diocletian – Faustus, Januarius and Martial.
They were burned to death in 304 in Cordoba, Spain.
Martyred in the Spanish Civil War:
• Blessed Àngel Presta Batllé
• Blessed ángel Ramos Velázquez
• Blessed Antonio Ayet Canós
• Blessed Ruperto García Arce
• Blessed Salustiano González Crespo
• Blessed Tomás Pallarés Ibáñez
• Blessed Francesc Mitjá i Mitjá
• Blessed Herminio Motos Torrecillas
• Blessed Joan Puig Serra