Today is the 100th anniversary of the Miracle of the Sun at Fatima. It is a wonderful occasion for celebration. But it is also an occasion to examine our lives and examine whether we are following the many messages of Our Lady throughout the 20th century and continuing into this century. Our Lady of Fatima predicted many of the horrible events of the 20th century and her message is even more important today. In many of the Church-approved apparitions, Our Lady has always encouraged — and begged — us to pray the Rosary and to fast.
There are many eyewitness accounts of this miracle recorded here.
In Scripture, we see many examples of fasting. Jesus fasted. Fasting was encouraged in times of great temptation or severe trials. Certain demons, “can be cast out in no other way except by prayer and fasting,” said Jesus. (Mark 9:29)
Our world needs us to fast. Our world needs us to pray the daily Rosary.
Our Lady of Fatima, pray for us!