Wednesday, October 14, 2015

A Slice of Liturgical Life: The Miracle of the Sun at Fatima (Sun Fruit Platter, DVD, Shining Light Doll and Art Project)

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Last year we celebrated the "Miracle of the Sun" on October 13 for the first time.  Our Lady of Fatima's feast day is celebrated on May 13 and you can read HERE  how our Blessed Mother first appeared to three children on May 13, 1917 near the town of Fatima, in Portugal.

One of the children, Lucia, asked the woman (who appeared to the children holding a rosary), "Who are you? What do you want?"  She answered, " I am from heaven.  Come hear on the thirteenth of each month for five months.  On October 13, I will give a sign that will make everyone believe."   

On October 13, 1917, 70,000 people came to witness the miracle that Mary had promised.   The rain suddenly stopped and Mary appeared to the children.  The clouds parted and the sun came out.  The crowds saw the sun spinning and shooting out flames with all the colors of the rainbow.

To celebrate this miracle of the sun, we had our spinning sun fruit platter that I also made last year. I was inspired to make this fun and festive idea when I saw it on Tiffany's blog post at Family at the Foot of the Cross.  

We also watched CCC of America's DVD again titled "The Day the Sun Danced: The True Story of Fatima".   This year I bought the Fatima Shining Light Doll for this special celebration. I love these little vinyl figures.  We already have Saint Nicholas and Our Lady of Guadalupe Shining Light Dolls that are enjoyed by our family.

And we added the Miracle of the Sun art project to our celebration this year that Jennifer at Catholic Inspired created with her own children.  Jennifer is always inspiring me with her creativity and faith-filled projects and it was fun to do her art project this year with fun and success! :)  
My 7 year old put a black figure in the middle of the sun and said that was Jesus because in the CCC of America DVD there are images of Jesus and the Holy Family appearing in the sun in some of the scenes in the movie.  :)

Our Lady of Fatima, pray for us!



Anonymous said...

The kids did a great job on the art project!! Thanks for linking to me and sharing it! I love the platter, too! God bless you and your beautiful family!

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