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Miracle of the Sun Witnessed by Visitors at New Jersey Shrine

Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Our Lady of Fatima

 

News Story by Loci B. Lenar

Some visitors at the National Blue Army Shrine of the Immaculate Heart of Mary were blest to witness the
Miracle of the Sun on October 13, 2008.  I would estimate over a thousand faithful came to celebrate the 91st anniversary of the Fatima apparitions.  The Catholic Shrine is located in scenic Warren County on 674 Mountain View Road, Washington, NJ.  The shrine has the distinction of being known as the World Apostolate of Fatima, USA.

In 1917, the Blessed Mother appeared in Fatima, Portugal to three shepherd children and conveyed God’s message for salvation and conversion.  Remarkably, Lucia, Francisco, and Jacinta, were told by the Blessed Mother that God would provide a miracle in order to validate the apparitions and  message of Fatima.  Our Lady also disclosed that an era of peace would eventually be granted to the world through prayer.  For additional information about the
Fatima Message, please visit the website of the National Blue Army Shrine at the following link: World Apostolate of Fatima, USA

The anniversary celebration included a lovely rosary procession with display of the Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Our Lady of Fatima.  A speech was given by Reverend Lawrence Joseph Schroedel while Father Andrew Apostoli spoke on the sanctity of life for the unborn.  Other events included Holy Mass with Father Anthony M. Sirianni as well as Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament with farewell prayers and brown scapular enrollment.

A short time after the celebration, I walked into the parking area and observed numerous people appearing in awe as they looked directly at the sun.  Margie Penkala of Hopatcong, NJ, said she was “watching the sun dance and change colors.”  The time was somewhere between 3:00 and 4:00 PM.  Margie also took an interesting photograph of the Cross of Reconciliation.  She was kind enough to supply a copy of the image.

Photograph by Margie Penkala

Although not observing the solar phenomenon on this special day; I decided, however, to walk over and introduce myself to the two priests standing nearby.  I recognized Father Paul Ruge and Father Frederick Otieno Nyanguf, AJ of the Blue Army Shrine.  I brought the matter to their attention that visitors were witnessing the Miracle of the Sun, and gave some details on what people were observing.  Both did not see any sun phenomena but agreed to look into it.

I am reminded of John 20:29, when Jesus said, “Blessed are those who believe without seeing.”  On a personal level, I witnessed the Miracle of the Sun on September 8, 1991 in northern New Jersey.  Recalling my own experience, faith does not necessitate seeing the same sign over again.  However, for many people a sign from Jesus and the Blessed Mother is an affirmation of God’s love for humanity.  Moreover, I have seen  other signs and wonders from Our Lord Jesus Christ.  For information regarding my personal testimony on the matter, please visit the following link: 
Miracle of the Sun: A Gift and Testimony of a Spiritual Phenomena

In order to corroborate the recent sun phenomena, I called Fran Zucchetto of The Immaculate Conception Rosary Society.  She helped organize a pilgrimage to the shrine from the parishes of The Immaculate Conception and Assumption Church, both are located in Tuckahoe, NY.  She was not available at the time when I called; however, her husband Vincent allowed me to speak to Tina, their 20 year old daughter.  Tina Zucchetto confirmed that she attended the shrine with her sister and mother, part of a group of 30 from both churches.  She said the group all observed the "sun dancing and changing colors.”  She described the colors as “changing from pink to yellow and blue to green.”

Without question, the Lord provides a special grace in order for people to observe the solar event without causing eye injury.  However, eye contact with the sun should be avoided otherwise.

I also contacted Betty DeFusco; she coordinated a trip to the shrine through Saint Anne Church, Fairlawn, NJ.  She indicated that no one in her group noticed any solar phenomena.

However, my telephone conversation with Lina Sumanga of Our Lady of Fatima Holy Rosary Crusade confirmed that she saw a visual phenomenon.  She conveyed that a group of 40 came to the shrine on October 13, 2008 from the Sacred Heart Church, Mount Holly, NJ.  Lina said her entire group saw the “sun dancing or spinning while changing colors.”  She also gave details about her daughter Roxanne using a cell phone camera to photograph the sun and described the subsequent image appearing as the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

I followed up with a phone call to Judi Ritchie, a supervisor at the National Blue Army Shrine; she confirmed “sporadic reports” of some visitors observing a phenomena.

The following scripture is conveyed in Luke 8:16-17, “No one who lights a lamp conceals it with a vessel or sets it under a bed; rather, he places it on a lamp stand so that those who enter may see the light.  For there is nothing hidden that will not become visible, and nothing secret that will not be known and come to light.”

We are witnessing signs, wonders, and miracles in order for God to create a reaction in society for constructive change and hence prepare the world for an era of peace.

A press release regarding the story was submitted and circulated through
Catholic Online to spread news of the miracle.  I also gave a copy of the article to Father Paul Ruge, the new spiritual director at the World Apostolate of Fatima, USA.

 

Copyright 2008 Loci B. Lenar

Lenar@Christian-Miracles.com

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By Loci B. Lenar

Our Lord Jesus communicated through a locution on December 31, 2015 to "pray for divine favor and mercy"  and to "believe in the power of prayer."  This locution was again affirmed by Jesus on April 25, 2017 and continues to hold true this year.

Pray for Our Lord's divine intervention to answer all your prayers. Pray for Our Lady's Intercession by reciting the Novena for Impossible Requests. Also pray for Saint Jude or Saint Rita to intercede on your behalf. Both saints are invoked for impossible causes or if you're deprived of visible help. Also consider reciting the Chaplet of Divine Mercy, it was composed by St. Faustina in response to visions she had from Jesus Christ, who revealed Himself as the Divine Mercy.  For other prayers that can be used in time of need, please click on the following link: Devotional Prayers

"What is impossible with man is possible with God."  Luke 18:27

In order for prayer to be effective, please forgive those that have sinned against you, no matter how difficult it may seem. Anger toward others creates a barrier in receiving all of God's blessings and grace. Pray to have any anger in your heart replaced with love.

"Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive them, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins.”  Mark 11:24-25

Furthermore, many nations have lost their direction by ignoring the gospels and teachings of Christianity. Please join in prayer for God to intervene and bring change to our world. May God open the hearts of people to receive the Holy Spirit.

Pray for the course of history to be changed into a glorious era of peace!

Pray for the fulfillment of Revelation 20:1-3 in order to usher in God's reign of peace and to bring an end to wars, violence, lawlessness and persecution of the faithful. Pray to Our Lady of Fatima for an era of peace to unfold and to protect you from all adversity. Pray for God's protection in your families through the intercession of Saint Michael the Archangel. Pray for God's peace to reign on earth.

"For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him."  ( John 3:17)

Pray to God to intervene in your families and marriages for healing and reconciliation. Pray for an improvement and restoration of your finances. Pray for healing of medical conditions and recovery of health.

Finally, pray to God with an open heart to receive an answer to your prayer and expect His divine assistance. Moreover, it's important to try and be faithful in order for Our Lord to change circumstances into your favor. 

"Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need."  (Hebrews 4:16)

"Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus."  (1Thessalonians 5:18)

"May he give you the desire of your heart and make all your plans succeed."  (Psalm 20:4)

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Additionally, all prayer requests are shared with Fr. Richard Tartaglia of St. Mary's Church, Myers Avenue, Denville, New Jersey, USA. (Your email address will remain confidential).


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In June of 2010, Jesus again reminded Mr. Lenar of the importance of the message.  After prayerful discernment, Mr. Lenar said, "The Lord's plan is to mitigate and extinguish violence throughout the world in order to usher in an era of peace." 

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God the Father, we join together in prayer and petition heaven for divine intervention to mitigate earthquakes and natural disasters throughout the world.

We invoke the powerful name of Jesus to calm the storms of time and to bring forth a millennium of peace and tranquility.

We pray to the Virgin Mary to interecede on behalf of Humanity for God's hand of mercy to bless us with divine protection.

We ask this and thank thee in the name of Jesus. Amen

I wrote the prayer in 2010 as a result of the earthquake in Haiti.

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In August of 2005, a Cross of Light appeared for the first time on Mr. Lenar's backyard fence in Mine Hill, New Jersey, USA.  The same bright cross has subsequently appeared every year from 2005 to 2013 during Lent and Holy Week. Loci Lenar says that Fr. Richard Tartaglia has confirmed this phenonmena by visiting his home several times and photographing the sign in 2012 and 2013. 

Fr. Tartaglia spoke about this sign in his Homily during a prayer service held at St. Mary's Church, Denville, NJ. For more details on this story, please visit the Homepage on this site. To view additional photographs, please visit the following links: Miraculous Signs of Angels and God's Call to Pray for World Peace

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During her 1917 apparitions in Fatima, Portugal, Our Lady of Fatima foretold of an era of peace.  For information connecting her message to scripture, please read Revelation 20:1-3,  A Thousand-year Reign of God's Peace.

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Miracle at Fatima Shrine

Visitors at the World Apostolate of Fatima (USA), witness the Miracle of the Sun on October 18, 2009 during televised service of One World Praying for Life and Peace.  To read story and to view additional photographs of the event, please visit the following link: Miracle at Fatima Shrine

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On October 13, 2008, some visitors at the National Blue Army Shrine of the Immaculate Heart of Mary were blest to witness the Miracle of the Sun.  To read the complete story, please visit the following link: Visitors Witness Miracle

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Loyola Press has released an updated edition of her book Where Miracles Happen.  The book contains eight new stories.

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