The Children of Fatima: And Our Lady\'s Message to the World (Saints Lives) (Paperback)
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"What if nothing wonderful happens on the 13th? Aren't you afraid people will laugh at you then?" asked the parish priest, as he looked closely at 10-year-old Lucia. "Oh no, Father " replied Lucia. "I know something wonderful is going to happen on the 13th. The Lady told us so." Nine-year-old Francisco and 7-year-old Jacinta were equally certain. October 13 dawned cold and rainy. Out in the sheep pasture, huddled under dripping umbrellas, was a huge crowd of 70,000 people-cold, muddy, tired. Lucia's mother was beside herself with anxiety. "O Lucia " she exclaimed. "Are you very sure there is a heavenly lady?" Lucia was sure. The 3 children knelt and began to recite the Rosary. Presently, Lucia saw the familiar flash of light. "She's coming " she cried. "Take a good look, Child " her anxious mother called out. "Don't make any mistake " This book tells what happened next. It also tells about the great Miracle of the Sun, as well as about the time Jacinta gave away the children's secret, the time the children were put into prison, and the time they received Holy Communion from a mysterious Angel. In short, here is the beautiful story of the 3 little children who saw Our Lady in the small village of Fatima, Portugal.
About the Author
Mary Fabyan Windeatt lived from 1910-1979 and grew up in Saskatchewan, Canada. The Mount Saint Vincent College awarded her a Licentiate of Music degree when she was just seventeen, and she began writing Catholic works when she was about twenty-four. Later she sent one of her stories to a Catholic magazine, and after it was accepted, she continued to write. In total she composed at least twenty-one children s books, as well as periodical children s pages written for The Torch, a monthly Dominican magazine. Mary Windeatt is most renowned for her many novels of the saints, which she wrote specifically for children, including lives on the Children of Fatima, Cure of Ars, St. Thomas Aquinas, St. Rose of Lima and many others. After living with her mother in St. Meinrad, Indiana, she died on the twentieth of November, 1979.