Why would the Mother of God come to a lonely field in Portugal in 1917 and tell three shepherd children that Russia, which they had never even heard of, would soon become the first officially godless state in all of history? And why did God crown her appearances and validate her words with the most spectacular miracle since biblical times, the great Miracle of the Sun?
Dr. Joseph Garrett, Professor of Natural Sciences at Coimbra University in Portugal, personally witnessed this prodigy: “[The sun] did not remain immobile . . . for it spun around on itself in a mad whirl. . . . The sun, whirling, seemed to loosen itself from the sky and advance threateningly on the earth as if to crush us with its huge, fiery weight. The sensations during these moments were terrible