Miraculous Medal Shrine

Today is the Anniversary of the Miracle of the Sun!

On October 13, 1917, as many as 70,000 people gathered at the site where Our Lady had been appearing to the children of Fatima – Lucia, Jacinta, and Francisco. As everyone gazed upward they saw a silvery disc emerge from the clouds, known as the ‘sun miracle.’

Mary identified herself to the children as Our Lady of the Rosary. She urged people to repent by saying the Rosary and to build a chapel in her honor. Our Lady promised an end to the war and advised for people to amend their ways by asking pardon for their sins. In 1981, when Pope John Paul II was shot and seriously wounded, he attributed his miraculous survival of the shooting to the direct intervention of Our Lady of Fatima.

Our Lady of the Rosary,
help us to put an end to
actions that offend our Lord.
We yearn for the conversion of sinners.
Our Lady of the Rosary,
pray for us!

O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee.


 “Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person.” – Mother Teresa

These days especially, we can’t wait for our leaders. None of them seem trustworthy and they seem to enjoy either being on vacation on not acting on things that need to get done. It’s time that we start caring for each other and not trying to tear each other down.

“The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quite alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be and that God wishes to see people happy, amidst the simple beauty of nature. As longs as this exists, and it certainly always will, I know that then there will always be comfort for every sorrow, whatever the circumstances may be. And I firmly believe that nature brings solace in all troubles.” —-Anne Frank

“Believe one who knows; you will find something greater in woods than in books. Trees and stones will teach you that which you can never learn from masters.” St. Bernard de Clairvaux