Here are 12 Fatima facts. Number 7 is more of a sidebar that illustrates the heroism of Sister Lucia. I have never read about this episode before.
National Catholic Register, Joseph Pronechen: There are so many fascinating details connected with Fatima. All in their own way emphasize the importance of Fatima. Fatima must once again come into our sight. It begs our response especially on this 100th anniversary year.
As St. John Paul II said after he was seriously wounded on May 13th, 1981, the Fatima message is “more important now than it was in 1917.”
More recently, when Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI celebrated Mass in Fatima in 2010 to mark the 10th anniversary of the beatification of the young seers, Jacinta and Francisco Marto, he said, “We would be mistaken to think that Fatima’s prophetic mission is complete.”
With this in mind, here are 12 more fascinating or little-remembered facts about Fatima. The rest is here.