Fatima Centennial | 100 Years Since Miracle of the Sun

  • Posted October 13, 2017

Original Post on Novus Ordo Watch

October 13, 1917 – 2017

Fatima Centennial: 100 Years Since Miracle of the Sun

The big day has finally arrived: Today, October 13, marks the 100th Anniversary of the Miracle of the Sun at Fatima. It was witnessed by an estimated 70,000 people because it had been announced ahead of time by Our Lady herself, the “woman clothed with the sun” (Apoc 12:1). With this great of a miracle, the message is pretty clear: Pay attention! Although no Catholic is obliged to believe in the Fatima apparitions, the Church judged them worthy of belief in 1930, and Popes Benedict XV, Pius XI, and Pius XII all gave their approval in some form or another.

The purpose of this post is to re-acquaint people with the story of Fatima, its message, and its dire predictions for the future should the warnings from Heaven go unheeded — as well as recalling the controversies that have surrounded the Vatican II Sect’s attempt to distort and neutralize Fatima, turning it into a promo for the apostate “Saint” John Paul II.

Resources on Fatima

The Vatican II Sect’s Trashing of Fatima

Third Secret & Other Fatima Controversies

Let us never forget that no matter how bleak things are looking, God has not forgotten us. We are living through very historic moments — we are witnessing the Mystical Passion of the Church. Let us take to heart our Lord’s holy and reassuring Words: “Fear not, only believe” (Mk 5:36).

We will end this post by sharing some images relating to the Fatima apparitions, esp. the Miracle of the Sun.

A Photo of the Miracle of the Sun on October 13, 1917

The Miracle of the Sun: October 13, 1917, in Fatima, Portugal

70,000 People gather at Fatima

Roughly 70,000 People witness the Miracle of the Sun


A close-up of some of the many people witnessing the miracle
(click to enlarge)


An account of the Miracle of the Sun in a Portuguese newspaper
(click to enlarge)


Oct. 29, 1951 issue of La Domenica del Corriere, in which is printed Cardinal Tedeschini’s sermon revealing that Pope Pius XII himself had witnessed a repeat of the Miracle of the Sun in the Vatican Gardens on several occasions in late October and early November 1950