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Miracle of the Sun celebrates 96th anniversary on Oct. 13

The world-famous International Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Our Lady of Fatima was sculpted in 1947 by Jose Thedim, based on the description of Sr. Lucia, one of the three young seers who saw Our Lady each month from May to October 1917 in Fatima, Portugal. On Oct. 13, 1947, in the presence of some 1...

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Next Saturday’s gathering in Great Bend to pray for world peace is open to everyone (see "Related Content," at right), but it celebrates an important anniversary for the Catholic church: The Miracle of the Sun on Oct. 13, 1917, at Fatima, Portugal.
The Message of Fatima consists of a number of predictions, requests, warnings and promises reportedly conveyed by the Virgin Mary to three shepherd children in a series of apparitions at Fatima from May to October 1917. According to The Fatima Network (, the message was confirmed by an unprecedented public miracle, the Miracle of the ...

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