This month, the Catholic Writers’ Guild is touring Jean M. Heimann’s book, “Fatima: The Apparition That Changed the World.” It is a CWG Seal of Approval winner! Few place-names in the Christian world conjure up such powerful images and associations than this humble town in Portugal. For it was there that Our Lady appeared to three shepherd children beginning in 1917—where even non-believers attest the miracles there as the “day the sun danced.”
Fatima. Few place-names in the Christian world conjure up such powerful images and associations than this humble town in Portugal. For it was there that Our Lady appeared to three shepherd children beginning in 1917—where even non-believers attest the miracles there as the “day the sun danced.”
The Virgin’s message, as it always is, was penance. But she also predicted the rise and fall of communism, the Second World War, and the attempted assassination of Pope St. John Paul II. Yet amid these tragedies, she promised refuge in her Immaculate Heart to all who approach her—a promise extended, and urgently needed, today.
This beautiful volume—filled with more than 50 full-color images—is a treasure for longtime devotees of Our Lady of Fatima, as well as a gripping history for those who seek to learn more about the dramatic events related to the apparition that have unfolded over the course of the last century.
In Fatima, noted Catholic author and Blue Army member Jean M. Heimann traces the events of the apparitions at Cova da Iria and guides the reader through the hundred tumultuous years since.
The First Apparition—May 13, 1917
Approximately one year after the Angel of Peace’s initial visit, the shepherd children witnessed their first Marian apparition. On May 13, 1917, Lucia, Francisco, and Jacinta were tending their flocks of sheep in a hollow, the Cova da Iria, which was also known as the Cove of Irene or the Cove of Peace. When they heard the Angelus church bells ring, they knelt down and prayed the Rosary. It was a beautiful sunny day with a clear blue sky. Suddenly a flash of lightning pierced the sky. They thought a storm might be brewing, so they quickly moved their sheep and headed in the direction of home when they spotted another even more striking flash of lightning. There, above a small holm oak tree, was an intense light. Then, in an instant, they saw a lovely lady dressed in white, hovering over the top of the tree.
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JEAN M. HEIMANN is a Catholic author and a freelance writer with an M.A. in Theology, a parish minister and speaker, a psychologist and educator, and an Oblate with the Community of St. John. She is a member of the Blue Army and founder of Our Lady of Fatima Rosary and Study group. Jean is the author of Seven Saints for Seven Virtues (Servant, 2014) and Learning to Love with the Saints, A Spiritual Memoir (Mercy, 2016). Jean has had her work published in numerous Catholic periodicals and on Catholic websites, some of which include: National Catholic Register, Catholic Exchange, Canticle Magazine, and St. Anthony Messenger/America. Visit Jean at her website http://www.jeanmheimann.com/ through which you can access her award-wining blog, Catholic Fire, where she has been blogging for fourteen years.
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