|General Poetry posted August 9, 2016|
Contest entry - see notes.
The Thirteenth Day
Faith/ Free Form Contest Winner
Faith/ Free Form
New Notes: Tomorrow is the anniversary of the Miracle of the Sun please take a moment to pray for world peace. Also, free form as the rules for this contest stated was ANYTHING that as not structured like a sonnet or Terza Rima.
Original Notes: The miracle of Fatima is well documented. At the time, it made headlines in even the most secular newspapers who all acclaimed it as a true sign from God. Viewed for miles away from the actual site, it is estimated that 70,000 were present in the field with the children that day. Our Lady of Fatima delivered three secrets to the children which Lucia wrote about. She appeared for the first time to the children on May 13th, 1917 with the miracle occurring on October 13th of the same year. Due to the miraculous event, many people were healed of illness and numerous conversions took place. It is said nobody who saw it could doubt the existence of an all loving and all powerful God. Next year is the 100th anniversary and I pray fervently for the atonement of all sin and a lasting peace throughout the world - she would be so happy if we could accomplish some small measure of that goal. If the faith of three young children could move the heavens, imagine what we grownups could do if we merely tried.
Many thanks to Badger Catholic for sharing this still from the movie "The 13th Day".
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