The Vatican was abuzz as the Pope announced a miracle reported in the US was under investigation
The Vatican Announced Greatest Miracle since Our Lady of Fatima
<VATICAN CITY> – At 4:18 pm today the Vatican Information Service (VIS) issued a press release but took no questions. The prepared statement reads…
“This afternoon Pope Benedict XVI declared a miracle has occurred in the US which is now under investigation. The miracle was first reported by Cardinal Seán O’Malley, Archdiocese of Boston after a parishioner reported an apparition of Christ appeared to her on a banana. Cardinal O’Malley confirmed Christ appears in striking detail against the yellow background. Church Officials examining the evidence report the blessed vision is thought to be the most epic event in Christendom since the Miracle of the Sun occurred in Portugal in 1917.”
The Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to these children in 1917
The Miracle of the Sun occurred on October 13, 1917 and was witnessed by as many as 100,000 people. Three Sheppard children Lucia, Jacinta and Francisco reported seeing an apparition of a woman known as the Lady of Fatima once a month from May 13, 1917 to October 13, 1929. The children made predictions of the coming event on 13 July 1917, 19 August, and 13 September. The children claimed the lady promised to reveal her identity to them at high noon on 13 October in a field called Cova da Iria at Fatima, Portugal, at which time she would provide a miracle “so that all may believe.”
As predicted at noon those gathered to witness the holy event reported seeing “extraordinary solar activity” over a ten minute period which is known as the Miracle of the Sun. Meanwhile the children reported seeing the Blessed Virgin Mary who appeared to them as an apparition and promised rain for their parched crops.
The Vatican released one image of the blessed miracle with the press release.