What Our Lady Said at Fatima on October 13, 1917

What Our Lady Said at Fatima on October 13, 1917

What Our Lady Said at Fatima on October 13, 1917


The Apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima

The Sixth Apparition — October 13, 1917

As on the other occasions, the seers first saw a bright light, and then they saw Our Lady over the holm oak.

Lúcia: What does Your Grace wish of me?

Our Lady: I wish to tell you that I want a chapel built here in my honor. I am the Lady of the Rosary. Continue to pray the Rosary everyday. The war is going to end, and the soldiers will soon return to their homes.

Lúcia: I have many things to ask you: if you would cure some sick persons, and if you would convert some sinners….1

Our Lady: Some yes, others no. They must amend their lives and ask forgiveness for their sins.

“Becoming sadder, she added, ‘Let them offend Our Lord no more, for He is already much offended.’

“Then, opening her hands, Our Lady shone the light issuing from them onto the sun, and as she rose, her own radiance continued to be cast onto the sun.”

At that moment, Lúcia cried, “Look at the sun!”

Once Our Lady had disappeared in the expanse of the firmament, three scenes followed in succession, symbolizing first the joyful mysteries of the Rosary, then the sorrowful mysteries, and, finally, the glorious mysteries. Lúcia alone saw the three scenes; Francisco and Jacinta saw only the first.

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First scene: Saint Joseph appeared beside the sun with the Child Jesus and Our Lady of the Rosary. It was the Holy Family. The Virgin was dressed in white with a blue mantle. Saint Joseph was also dressed in white, and the Child Jesus in light red. Saint Joseph blessed the crowd, making the Sign of the Cross three times. The Child Jesus did the same.

Second scene: This was followed by the vision of Our Lady of Sorrows, without the sword in her breast, and of Our Lord overwhelmed with sorrow on the way to Calvary. Our Lord made the Sign of the Cross to bless the people.

Lúcia could only see the upper part of Our Lord’s body.

Third scene: Finally, Our Lady of Mount Carmel, crowned Queen of Heaven and Earth, appeared in a glorious vision with the Child Jesus in her bosom.

While these scenes took place, the great throng of about seventy thousand spectators witnessed the miracle of the sun.

It had rained all during the apparition. At the end of the conversation between Our Lady and Lúcia — when the Blessed Virgin rose and Lúcia shouted, “Look at the sun!” — the clouds opened up, revealing the sun as an immense silver disk. It shone with an intensity never before seen, but was not blinding. This lasted only an instant. Then the immense ball began to “dance.” The sun began to spin rapidly like a gigantic circle of fire. Then it stopped momentarily, only to begin spinning vertiginously again. Its rim became scarlet; whirling, it scattered red flames across the sky. Their light was reflected on the ground, on the trees, on the bushes, and on the very faces and clothing of the people, which took on brilliant hues and changing colors.

After performing this bizarre pattern three times, the globe of fire seemed to tremble, shake, and then plunge in a zigzag toward the terrified crowd.

All this lasted about ten minutes. Finally, the sun zigzagged back to its original place and once again became still and brilliant, shining with its everyday brightness. The cycle of the apparitions had ended.

Many people noticed that their clothes, soaking wet from the rain, had suddenly dried.

The miracle of the sun was also seen by numerous witnesses up to twenty-five miles away from the place of the apparition.2

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This account is based on the book
Our Lady at Fatima: Prophecies of Tragedy or Hope for America and the World?

“The Miracle of the Sun” in Fatima, October 13, 1917

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  1. In a letter of May 18, 1941 to Father José Bernardo Gonçalves, S.J., Sister Lúcia clarifies this point by explaining that Our Lady said she would grant some of these graces within the year, and others not. (See Memoirs, 442.)
  2. See Memoir II, 162, and IV, 348, 350; De Marchi, 165-166; Walsh, 129-131; Ayres da Fonseca, 91-93; Galamba de Oliveira, 95-97.

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  • HCUA

    George Noory had a man on his program on Wednesday, October 11th, named L.A. Muzalli. Mr. Muzalli was there to debunk the events at Fatima. I was the first caller in, to defend what happened there, but, Mr. Muzalli and Mr. Noory agreed at the end of the program that the whole thing was a hoax.
    I had explained some points, as did other callers, but, finally we were all dismissed as if we were uninformed or mistaken in events.
    Mr. Mazulli had gone to Fatima for two weeks, read a number of documents there, which he decided made him some sort of expert, made a movie about it, and is trying to get a few bucks.
    I will probably not watch the movie.
    The two men decided that the light silvery disc was probably a flying saucer, or something similar, although I explained that the Sun had to be dimmed so that the people could look at it, and that the Sun was round, like a disc. This and other points meant nothing, and after Mazulli jumped in to dominate the conversation, I was put on hold, tried to say something, could not, and then, they just hung up.
    I sent an e-mail to Mr. Noory, complaining of the treatment and the show in general. There is no response as of yet. The time is now 8:56 P.M., Arizona time.

    • Richard Wagener

      Thank you for standing up for the truth.

      • Jim Tillman

        There will always be those who denounce the truth. You can present them with all off the evidence available but they will not believe. P
        ray for them that they be converted and that there lies and falsehoods will be prevented from being spread