Celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Miracle of the Sun


Irondale, AL (EWTN) – Friday, Oct. 13 marks the 100th anniversary of the capstone of the Fatima apparitions: the Miracle of the Sun, where the sun appeared to hurtle towards the earth. Even the secular newspapers of the time reported on the phenomenon – although they never would have credited it to Our Lady of Fatima!


Hear Our Lady’s words and watch a recreation of this miracle in the seventh episode of the EWTN series “The Message of Fatima.” Airs 8:30 p.m. ET, Friday, Oct. 13, and 10 a.m. ET, Saturday, Oct. 14.


Another way to celebrate the anniversary is to tune in to EWTN’s many Fatima specials. For a complete listing of dozens of Fatima-related movies, documentaries, and news shows, please go to http://ewtn.com/fatima/programming.asp. Some of these programs will be streamed live on Facebook, www.facebook.com/ewtnonline, so be sure to “like” our page to watch.


Among the devotional highlights will be:

  • Holy Mass in Honor of Our Lady of Fatima: From the Shrine in Portugal. Airs 5 a.m. ET and noon ET, Friday, Oct. 13.
  • Worldwide Children’s Eucharistic Holy Hour: Airs live from the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception (BSNIC) at 10 a.m. ET, Friday, Oct. 13. Father Chris Alar presides.
  • Our Lady of Fatima: International Rosary and Candlelight Procession. Live from Fatima, Portugal. Airs 4:30 p.m. ET, Thursday, Oct. 12.
  • Historical Candlelight Rosary Procession and Entrustment of Families with Cardinal Wuerl: Airs live from the BSNIC at 7 p.m. ET, Friday, Oct. 13.


Among the special movies, documentaries and news shows will be:

  • Vaticano – Examine the event that shaped history; explore the city of Fatima, relive the canonization of Jacinta and Francisco Marto, and much more. Airs 11 p.m. ET, Thursday, Oct. 12.
  • Fatima and the Popes: An historical look at the connection between the Fatima apparitions and the Popes. Airs 10:30 a.m. ET, Friday, Oct. 13.
  • Fatima - A Message of Hope: A documentary examining the prophetic revelations and the great miracle of Fatima, with insights from leading experts and family members of the three shepherd children. Airs 5 p.m. ET, Friday, Oct. 13.
  • Queen of Heaven: The Consecration – My Immaculate Heart will Triumph – A look at how Our Lady of Fatima's prophecies about World War II and the rise of the Soviet Union came to pass. Airs 6:30 p.m. ET, Friday, Oct. 13.

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Photo Caption: The Fatima Seers, Lucia, Francisco, and Jacinta (top) and the children who portray them in EWTN's "The Message of Fatima." Airs 8:30 p.m. ET, Friday, October 13, the 100th anniversary of the Miracle of the Sun, with an encore at 10 a.m. ET, Saturday, October 14. Find EWTN at www.ewtn.com/channelfinder