The apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary to three peasant children in Fatima, Portugal, are perhaps the most important private revelations the Church has ever seen. At the height of World War I and on the eve of the Russian Revolution, Our Lady of Fatima warned of another world war, the spread of Communism, and a terrible persecution of the Church unless people returned to God. Because of the prophetic nature of Our Lady's messages and their potential significance for the entire world, they have been the subject of much study and controversy, and they have influenced the decisions not only of many individuals, but also of popes, bishops, and the heads of state.
To celebrate the 100th anniversary of these important apparitions and messages for the modern world, renowned author-photographer team Grzegorz Gorny and Janusz Rosikon traveled throughout Europe to tell the story of Fatima and its impact on the destiny of both individuals and nations. With stunningly beautiful four-color photographs on every page, and in-depth detail and insights on all aspects of the story and message of Fatima, they probe the mysteries of Fatima and their continued relevance for our modern age.
"The tragedies foretold in Fatima did not come to an end with the demise of Communism. The crisis has not been resolved. From a certain point of view it is still as serious as it ever was, as it is primarily a crisis of faith, hence a moral and social crisis."
-- Pope Benedict XVI
Hardcover - 400 pages
1.3" H x 10.1" L x 7.8" W (3.6 lbs)