On October 13, the Miracle of the Sun is celebrated in the Sanctuary of Fátima and it is expected that this year’s pilgrimage will have the presence of 6 thousand faithful, respecting all the safety rules imposed for a safe pilgrimage.
The Miracle of the Sun took place on October 13, 1917 in Cova de Iria, near Fátima, at the time the presence of 70 thousand people was estimated, after Our Lady appeared to three shepherds in the area on several occasions, always 13th of the previous months.
According to the eyewitness account, after a very heavy rain, the clouds dissipated and the sun appeared, “dancing” in the sky. Some people claimed that it was not the Sun, but a circle similar to the Moon, less bright and surrounded by multicolored lights, which were reflected in the landscape. It was reported that the immense circle would have moved in a strange way, scaring the people who were there.
This event is said to have been observed, according to reports, by people at distances up to 18 km from the site.
It is said that the heat emanating from the sun would have dried up everything that the rain had soaked moments before. This phenomenon has happened to all kinds of people, from men and women, poor and rich, wise and more humble, believers and unbelievers.
Witnesses reported that patients who were present had unexplained cures for paralysis and blindness, among other non-explicit illnesses. The cases of cured patients were confirmed by medical testimonies.
The event was officially accepted as a miracle by the Catholic Church on October 13, 1930.
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