Our Lady of Fatima
News Story by Loci B. Lenar
The World Apostolate of Fatima (USA) in cooperation with EWTN, televised a worldwide prayer service on Sunday, October 18, 2009 for the sanctity of life and peace. It was estimated that millions of viewers would tune in and join with One World Praying for Life and Peace on this special occasion.
Well over a thousand visitors came to celebrate by joining together in prayer at The Blue Army Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima. The shrine is located on the grounds of the World Apostolate of Fatima at 674 Mountain View Road in Washington, New Jersey.
What began as a cold and breezy day at the Catholic shrine, ended with peace, as some visitors saw the sun emit or change colors. I was fortunate to have my camera on hand and photographed the solar phenomena.
Photograph by Loci B. Lenar
Without reservation, I believe on this special day, Our Lady of Fatima acknowledged the prayers of the faithful for life and world peace by giving a sign to humanity through her divine son, Jesus Christ.
Numerous visitors were blessed by Our Lord in order to witness the Miracle of the Sun. I believe the sign is an affirmation of God's love for humanity. I also believe the sign is intended to help evangelize the world through the gospels of Jesus Christ with the message of Our Lady of Fatima.
In John 12:46-47, Jesus said, "I came into the world as light, so that everyone who believes in me might not remain in darkness. And if anyone hears my words and does not observe them, I do not condemn him, for I did not come to condemn the world but to save the world."
The following excerpt is from Tony's website:
It was an unforgettable moment when, on September 15, 1987, he played his guitar for Pope John Paul II in Los Angeles. Born without arms, he performed a touching song entitled Never Be The Same. When the Pope approached him from the stage to kiss him in appreciation, it seemed to reflect the sentiments of the entire country.
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1Samuel 12:16 states, Now then, stand ready to witness the great marvel the Lord is about to accomplish before your eyes.
I believe we are already at the stage where God is performing signs and wonders throughout the world in order to help move forward with an era of peace. Through the power of the Holy Spirit with graces of salvation and healing, Jesus will transform the world.