Here's the first-hand account of the Dominican priest and sculptor who worked under the direction of Sr. Lucia the last surviving witness to the 1917 Marian apparitions in Fatima as she guided him in perfecting the famed statue of Our Lady of Fatima.
Sr. Lucia insisted Our Lady's hands be positioned just so, the tunic fall exactly the way she remembered, the star placed on the proper spot on the tunic, and the ball of light around her neck reaching almost to her waist. She would make corrections as Fr. Tom worked, and at times would even take one of the tools and make changes to his model.
Fr. Tom emerged with far more than an exact replica of how Our Lady appeared; he came to understand and recounts here in these pages Sr. Lucia's intimate explanations of what happened in Fatima, the spiritual meanings of the apparitions, whether the Consecration to Russia occurred, why the secrets had to remain secrets for so long, and why Mary chose to appear to three young shepherd children in rural Portugal.
Fr. Tom reminds us that Fatima is a place of miracles, and he points us toward the penitential character of Our Lady's message, especially the importance of praying the Rosary.
Few books can provide such a penetrating, close encounter with a major Catholic event as Fr. McGlynn's Vision of Fatima. And only this book leads us into the heart and mind of a Portuguese nun who met face to face with the Mother of God.
|Publisher:||Sophia Institute Press|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)|
Table of Contents
1 Beginnings 3
2 Lisbon 13
3 Permission 23
4 Fatima 33
5 Lucy's Sisters 41
6 The Child of the Mountains 53
7 Irma Dores and the Apparition 59
8 The Message of Fatima 69
9 The New Project 79
10 Particular Problems 87
11 Our Statue 97
12 Saudades 111
13 The Bishop's Decision 119
14 The Cure of Maria da Silva 131
15 The Cure of Natalia dos Santos 149
16 The Doves of Bombarral 161
17 The Miracle of the Sun 171
18 Adeus, Lisboa! 183
19 Rome 193
20 The Spiritual Meaning of Things 201
The Rosary Shrine of Saint Jude 211
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Very different approach to the story. This author filled in a few gaps in my knowledge of this spectacular, supernatural event. Over the years, I have read maybe 10 different accounts, including Sister Lucia's three diaries. Easy read and the author draws you into his experience.
So much is known about Fatima but reading how the sculpture of Our Lady of Fatima came to be was fascinating.