Saturday, June 16, 2012

Miracle of the Sun at Fatima


 On October 13th, 1917 approximately 70,000 witnesses gathered at Fatima to see a promised miracle by the Holy Mother Mary. The witnesses waited in the rain for the apparition to appear. When the rain stopped, a silver disc appeared that changed colors and spun in circles like a wheel.
 "The sun was then reported to have careened towards the earth in a zigzag pattern, frightening those who thought it a sign of the end of the world. Witnesses reported that their previously wet clothes became "suddenly and completely dry, as well as the wet and muddy ground that had been previously soaked because of the rain that had been falling".


In 1917, an apparition of Mother Mary appeared to three children in Fatima, Portugal. The children returned and told their mother what they had seen. The oldest of the children, Lucia reported that see saw a woman "brighter than the sun, shedding rays of light clearer and stronger than a crystal ball filled with the most sparkling water and pierced by the burning rays of the sun. Word spread of the stories and people began flocking to Fatima to see if what they heard was true. In total, there were six accounts of the apparition of the Holy Mother Mary from the children between May 13 and October 13, 1917.


Mother Mary told the children three secrets about the future that they must not speak of until the time was right. The first secret was a vision of Hell...
                                    
 Our Lady showed us a great sea of fire which seemed to be under the earth. Plunged in this fire were demons and souls in human form, like transparent burning embers, all blackened or burnished bronze, floating about in the conflagration, now raised into the air by the flames that issued from within themselves together with great clouds of smoke, now falling back on every side like sparks in a huge fire, without weight or equilibrium, and amid shrieks and groans of pain and despair, which horrified us and made us tremble with fear. The demons could be distinguished by their terrifying and repulsive likeness to frightful and unknown animals, all black and transparent. This vision lasted but an instant. How can we ever be grateful enough to our kind heavenly Mother, who had already prepared us by promising, in the first Apparition, to take us to heaven. Otherwise, I think we would have died of fear and terror

The second vision was of World War I and predicted World War II....
You have seen hell where the souls of poor sinners go. To save them, God wishes to establish in the world devotion to my Immaculate Heart. If what I say to you is done, many souls will be saved and there will be peace. The war is going to end: but if people do not cease offending God, a worse one will break out during the Pontificate of Pope Pius XI. When you see a night illumined by an unknown light*, know that this is the great sign given you by God that he is about to punish the world for its crimes, by means of war, famine, and persecutions of the Church and of the Holy Father. To prevent this, I shall come to ask for the Consecration of Russia to my Immaculate Heart, and the Communion of reparation on the First Saturdays. If my requests are heeded, Russia will be converted, and there will be peace; if not, she will spread her errors throughout the world, causing wars and persecutions of the Church. The good will be martyred; the Holy Father will have much to suffer; various nations will be annihilated. In the end, my Immaculate Heart will triumph. The Holy Father will consecrate Russia to me, and she shall be converted, and a period of peace will be granted to the world.


The third vision was announced in May 2000, 83 years after the first apparition. This vision was recorded by Bishop Silva, when Lucia became very sick.

I write in obedience to you, my God, who command me to do so through his Excellency the Bishop of Leiria and through your Most Holy Mother and mine. After the two parts which I have already explained, at the left of Our Lady and a little above, we saw an Angel with a flaming sword in his left hand; flashing, it gave out flames that looked as though they would set the world on fire; but they died out in contact with the splendour that Our Lady radiated towards him from her right hand: pointing to the earth with his right hand, the Angel cried out in a loud voice: 'Penance, Penance, Penance!'. And we saw in an immense light that is God: 'something similar to how people appear in a mirror when they pass in front of it' a Bishop dressed in White 'we had the impression that it was the Holy Father'. Other Bishops, Priests, men and women Religious going up a steep mountain, at the top of which there was a big Cross of rough-hewn trunks as of a cork-tree with the bark; before reaching there the Holy Father passed through a big city half in ruins and half trembling with halting step, afflicted with pain and sorrow, he prayed for the souls of the corpses he met on his way; having reached the top of the mountain, on his knees at the foot of the big Cross he was killed by a group of soldiers who fired bullets and arrows at him, and in the same way there died one after another the other Bishops, Priests, men and women Religious, and various lay people of different ranks and positions. Beneath the two arms of the Cross there were two Angels each with a crystal aspersorium in his hand, in which they gathered up the blood of the Martyrs and with it sprinkled the souls that were making their way to God.
 As predicted by the Holy Mother Mary, two years later, at the age of 10 years and 10 months, Francisco died of influenza, to be followed a year later by Jacinta, now aged 10. Exhumed in 1935, fifteen years after her death, and again in 1951, Jacinta’s body was found to be incorrupt.

Were these sightings really from Mother Mary or from extraterrestrials? Is it scientifically possible for the sun to "zig-zag" across the sky? Read this quotes below....

"Suddenly I heard the uproar of thousands of voices..."

"I could see the sun, like a very clear disc, with its sharp edge, which gleamed without hurting the sight".

".....the sun's disc did not remain immobile, it had a giddy motion, [but] not like the twinkling of a star in all its brilliance for it spun round upon itself in a mad whirl".

"The sun, at one moment surrounded with scarlet flame, at another aureoled in yellow and deep purple, seemed to be in an exceedingly swift and whirling movement, at times appearing to be loosened from the sky and to be approaching the earth, strongly radiating heat." ― Dr. Domingos Pinto Coelho, writing for the newspaper Ordem

"…The silver sun, enveloped in the same gauzy grey light, was seen to whirl and turn in the circle of broken clouds…

"It began to revolve vertiginously on its axis, like the most magnificent firewheel that could be imagined, taking on all the colors of the rainbow and sending forth multi-colored flashes of light, producing the most astounding effect".

"I looked fixedly at the sun, which seemed pale and did not hurt my eyes. Looking like a ball of snow, revolving on itself, it suddenly seemed to come down in a zig-zag, menacing the earth. Terrified, I ran and hid myself among the people, who were weeping and expecting the end of the world at any moment." Rev. Joaquim Lourenço, describing his boyhood experience in Alburitel, Portugal which was eighteen kilometers from Fatima. 

The upper right corner, shows an unidentified object in the sky.






















 References
http://www.shrineofsaintjude.net/home1341.html#Eyewitness%20Accounts%20of%20The%20Great%20Miracle%20of%20the%20Sun

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miracle_of_the_Sun

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DjWPAjuME5Q



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