December 3, 2009
I have not seen it but I do not like the idea of showing the vision of virgin Mary as if it was a imagined statue in the mind of Lucia Dos Santos.
The "Miracle of Our Lady of Fatima" was a good movie but it invented the character Hugo DeSilva (played by Gilbert Roland) and at the end it the narrator says that the saints Jacinta and Francisco rested in an "eternal sleep", suggesting that the producers really did not believe the story. Quite a downer.
Excerpts from this movie (minus Gilbert Roland) are included in an excellent documentary narrated by Ricardo Montalban (which I recommend):
Saint Lucy Dos Santos revealed the following prophecies from the Mother of God which came true during the 20th century:
"From the road, where the carriages were crowded together and where hundreds of persons had stayed for want of sufficient courage to advance across the muddy ground, we saw the huge crowd turn towards the sun which appeared at its zenith, clear of the clouds. It resembled a flat plate of silver, and it was possible to stare at it without the least discomfort. It did not burn the eyes. It did not blind. We would say that it produced an eclipse. Then a tremendous cry rang out, and the crowd nearest us were heard to shout: "Miracle! Miracle!... Marvel!... Marvel!" Before the dazzled eyes of the people, whose attitude transported us to biblical times, and who, dumb-founded, heads uncovered, contemplated the blue of the sky, the sun trembled, it made strange and abrupt movements, outside of all cosmic laws, "the sun danced", according to the typical expression of the peasants"
The Miracle of the Sun was itself predicted in the Book of the Revelation:
"And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars"
The Mediaeval name of the moon is Lucifer. Lucifer is synonymous in Christian belief with the devil. In Catholic theology the woman in Genesis 3:15 is symbolic of Mary; her seed being Christ.
"And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel."
But the moon also symbolizes time. The ancient Hebrew bible is based on the phases of the moon. The 12 months in a solar year are based on the same phases.
There were 12 tribes of Israel and Christ chose 12 apostles. So, perhaps, we have a symbolic picture of what will happen at the end of time.
The only mystery left in the symbolic interpretation of Revelation 12:1 before the Miracle of the Sun at Fatima was the meaning of the woman being clothed in the rays of the Sun (i.e. glorified), although the Catholic belief in the assumption of Mary had fulfilled this requirement up until this time.