Ü Modern Miracles Fatima Ü


     Most atheists claim to have difficulty with anything supernatural, or of spiritual nature.  Naturally the topic of Fatima presents a very difficult hurtle, as the Miracle of the Sun was witnessed by up to 100,000 people and as far 32 miles away.  Witnesses to the Miracle were astonished by the spectacular demonstration, not only did they see the fire of the sun detach itself and fall upon the earth, but they felt the intense heat. The flooded grounds and their soaked clothes from the torrential rain, just prior to the miracle, dried up immediately before their eyes. Some were up to their ankles in mud, then standing upon dry soil. Moreover, it was the only miracle in the history of the world that God performed at a predicted time and place. As our Holy Mother of God explained: "So that all may believe". And most astounding, even as the Catholic Church spent 13 years investigating, the atheist communist tabloids acknowledged it as a miracle by God the very next morning.

     The Miracle took place on October 13, 1917 in the Cova da Iria in Fatma, Portugal.  People came from everywhere to observe what the Portuguese newspapers were ridiculing for months, an assertion by three little shepherd children that a miracle was going to occur at high-noon in the Cova, (a large valley believed to have been formed by a meteor impact in ancient times).  This is a very powerful and meaningful Miracle which demands further investigation to comprehend.  Many witnesses were interviewed by Fr. John De Marchi (Italian Catholic priest and researcher) as well as the famous author John Mathias Haffert (founder of the Blue Army of Fatima).  Haffert's book: "Meet the Witnesses (ISBN 9781890137564) provides the most details, as he personally interviewed over 200 of witnesses, obtaining signed statements.  The following is a link to a Wikipedia page on Haffert.  At the bottom of the page there is a section entitled "Media", it has an audio file in Mp3 format of Haffert describing witness accounts of those he interviewed.  It is absolutely imperative to listen to this audio to truly grasp what occurred.


     The Miracle of the Sun is a phenomenon that compels atheists and those who are closed to Marian theology to cover their eyes, as to avoid the indubitable evidence clearly before them. Contrived Atheists explained that it was a mass hallucination, a UFO from outer space, swamp gas, etc.  Responses to this Miracle separate true atheists from those who simply are at odds with God and Religion.  Considering that atheist's tend to describe themselves as weighing the evidence of God and concluded that there is no credible substantiation of a Supreme Creator.  A Veritable Atheist would likely analyze and ask questions in a rational way.  The discussion would tend to be a dialog, not a debate.  Contrived atheists will immediately dismiss any credible evidence with one line witted sarcasms.  In one forum debate scenario an atheist responded; "I couldn't find any observatory records of anything unusual occurring with the sun that day" (8 minutes from being asked).  What observatories were operating in 1917?  In that hemisphere?  Another atheist asserted; "What about the billions of people that didn't see it?"  The three children said the Miracle would take place at high noon at the Cova.  The hundred thousand that went to the Cova witnessed it.  The billions that didn't see it were asleep on the other side of the Earth.

     A common response by atheists regarding this Miracle, is "Why the sun?".  The descriptions most portrayed are pretty rainbow colors and the sun dancing in the sky.  However, the actual witnesses' accounts describe something very different, a frightful event of the fire from the sun falling to the Earth (1).  They felt the intense heat, people ran for cover while parents threw themselves over their children.  Some reported having nightmares for years, running from the fire.  This is why the Catholic Church originally had such difficulty declaring the Miracle "worthy of belief", which it eventually did 13 years later.  The following descriptions of the Miracle are from the audio by John Haffert:

     One witness was about 18 kilometers away (approximately 11 miles) in the town of Alburitel. People were streaming along the road through the town, on their way to Fatima. The people in his town thought it was foolish to believe the three children who were predicting that there was going to be a Miracle that day. He described a man standing along the side of the road laughing, ridiculing and scoffing at the drove of people passing through the town; "Foolish people! For three children, you are coming from where? Walking in this soaking rain!" It was a terrible rainstorm, a drenching downpour that was causing flooding. He said; "The sun began to move in the sky. Everyone noticed the change in the atmosphere. There were colors, and the sun began to move in the sky. People were so frightened that they all began to run to the Church. And then suddenly, the sun seemed to plunge down upon them" (7 minutes 30 seconds in).

     Haffert interviewed a Portuguese woman (who was 22 years old at the time of the Miracle) in a church. They were next to a stained glass window depicting the Miracle of the Sun, a picture of a whirling sun with the colors streaming down. She pointed to the window and said; "It wasnít like that! The sun came down upon us, we were all about to be burned alive!" Everyone within and area of 32 miles thought it was the end of the world (10 minutes in).

     Another witness was about 18 kilometers away (about 11 miles) in the opposite direction. He was 12 years old at the time and was herding sheep. He said; "I donít remember to this day what happened to the sheep. All I can remember is that this fireball came down upon the Earth and I knew I was about to be burned alive. And I ran, and I ran, and I ran. All I can remember is my fear. I often woke up at night, running. Running from the fire. We thought it was the end of the world. The fire of the sun was on top of us" (10 minutes 50 seconds in).

     The very man who was scoffing at the people in the town of Alburitel fell to his knees confessing his sins and crying for mercy (11 minutes and 51 seconds in).

     One of the witnesses was up to his calves in water. Haffert asked him why he didnít find dry ground and he replied: "It was the only place I could find where I could see the children". After the Miracle, the ground and his clothes were completely dry (13 minutes 55 seconds).

     Haffert makes a very compelling argument that the Miracle was a vision of the Great Chastisement.  Through a message given on October 13th (the anniversary day of the Miracle of the Sun and coinciding with the year of the Roe vs. Wade decision that became responsible for the deaths of over 55 million innocent unborn babies in the US alone), by Our most Holy Mother to Sister Agnes Katsuko Sasagawa in Akita, Japan  (declared worthy of belief by Cardinal Ratzinger, now Pope Emeritus, as well as the Local Bishop Ito due to several supporting Miracles) we are told: "If men do not repent and better themselves, the Father will inflict a terrible punishment on all humanity. It will be a punishment greater than the deluge, such as one will never have seen before. Fire will fall from the sky and will wipe out a great part of humanity, the good as well as the bad, sparing neither priests nor faithful. The survivors will find themselves so desolate that they will envy the dead. The only arms which will remain for you will be the Rosary and the Sign left by My Son. Each day recite the prayers of the Rosary. With the Rosary, pray for the Pope, the Bishops and the Priests.  The work of the devil will infiltrate even into the Church in such a way that one will see Cardinals opposing Cardinals, Bishops against other Bishops. The priests who venerate Me will be scorned and opposed by their confreres (other priests). Churches and altars will be sacked. The Church will be full of those who accept compromises, and the demon will press many priests and consecrated souls to leave the service of the Lord.  The demon will be especially implacable against the souls consecrated to God. The thought of the loss of so many souls is the cause of My sadness. If sins increase in number and gravity, there will no longer be pardon for them.  Pray very much the prayers of the Rosary. I alone am able to still save you from the calamities which approach. Those who place their confidence in Me will be saved." (2, 3, 4).  A former Philippine ambassador to the Vatican, Howard Dee, said in a 1998 interview with Inside the Vatican magazine, "Bishop Ito was certain Akita was an extension of Fatima, and Cardinal Ratzinger (now Pope Benedict) personally confirmed to me that these two messages, (The third Secret of Fatima & the Akita message), are essentially the same (5, 6)."  These prophesies of fire from the sky are Biblically reinforced; "For behold, the Lord will come in fire, and His chariots like the whirlwind, To render His anger with fury, And His rebuke with flames of fire. For the Lord will execute judgment by fire And by His sword on all flesh, And those slain by the Lord will be many" (Isaiah 66:15).  "Neither their silver nor their gold Will be able to deliver them On the day of the Lordís wrath; And all the Earth will be devoured in fire" (Zepheniah 1 - 2).

     There are two books that help explain the reasoning for the Great Chastisement; "Akita: The Tears and the Message of Mary" by Father Teiji Yasuda (1989) and "The Meaning of Akita" by John Haffert (1989) ISBN 9781890137052.  Through interviews with Sister Agnes, one of the primary reasons for the Great Chastisement is the "murdering of babies in their mother's wombs".  This multitude of murdered innocents are constantly appealing to God for justice.  God hears their cries of grief for being prevented from living out their natural lives on Earth.  God communicated that these abortions are painful to the unborn. Sister Agnes experienced these pains, and those near her said it was heartbreaking. We learned through her, that the unborn babies are aware they are being destroyed, and greatly desire to live.  Jesus told the Jews: "Do not think that I will condemn you before the Father. The one who will accuse you is Moses." John 5:45. Through Private Revelations, we learn that the propagators of the unholy silent massacre will be accused before Our Holy Father, "by a sea of multitudes of slaughtered innocents".  And we know this number must be in the billions.

     Seeking information concerning phenomenon that could explain "the fire from the sun detaching itself and falling upon the Earth" (considered to be the future Great Chastisement), we came across an IMAX documentary on the sun entitled "Solar Max".  Approximately 22 minutes and 23 seconds into the film there is a possible explanation.  "Recently scientists have found that suns like ours normally produce a superflare, about once every century". This is a short burst of energy that sometimes occurs during a magnetic pole shift, in which a star's corona can temporarily flare out (7).  If our sun behaved similarly, the superflare could momentarily engulf some the inner planets, "We are fortunate that our sun appears to be more stable than most other suns".  One important clue is that the Miracle of the Sun lasted for approximately ten minutes, the time it takes photons of light from the sun to reach the Earth, a possible indicator that the Great Chastisement may be a phenomena generated from a catastrophic solar eruption.  Another clue is that "stars like our sun normally emit these superflares".  Contrarily, so far, our sun has not.  Has God been protecting our Earth from such occurrences for millions of years?  This prophesy by Zepheniah of the Earth being devoured by fire may not be initiated by God, but God standing aside and allowing nature to take its normal coarse.  "Fire will fall from the sky and will wipe out a great part of humanity, the good as well as the bad, sparing neither priests nor faithful".  Why the good as well as the bad?  Why sparing neither priests nor faithful?  Whose fault would it be?  The good who do nothing.

Incorruptible Jacinta Marto (born 1910 - died 1920) exhumation and reburial photos

     Jacinta Marto at age 7 was one of the three original visionaries at Fatima, Portugal in 1917. She was born in 1910 and died in 1920. In both 1935 and 1951 her body was exhumed and in each instance, her body was found to be incorrupt. The Basilica of Our Lady of Fatima was built on the site where the three children first saw "a lady brighter than the sun" and Jacinta's tomb has remained there since 1951.