Who would have thought that the Blessed Mother would choose to come to Fatima, that remote farming village on a slope in Portugal? No one was more surprised than Lucia, Jacinta, and Francisco, the three little shepherds to whom she appeared in 1917. That she should entrust the children with messages for the world was beyond their imagination.
Readers will be enthralled by the story of the village and its people, of the scornful neighbors and the puzzled parents. Above all, it is the warmly human story of the three children who insisted that Our Lady had indeed come to Fatima. One of the great spiritual movements of our time grew out of the faith of these three children.
The Fatima story is one of momentous events in a war-ridden world, of the serious warnings and predictions of the heavenly Queen. At the same time, it is the joyous story of a loving Mother's visit to her delighted children- and perhaps this, after all, is the real wonder of Fatima.