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By Rebecca Sande, Spiritual Direction, May 13, 2020

Holiness is usually cloaked in ordinary things.

Water. Wine. Words. Wood. Wind. 

God uses the material stuff of Earth to infuse with His divine life and communicate His love for us. He chose an ordinary young woman to be His Mother. And while the circumstances of the Incarnation were most certainly extraordinary, Mary’s daily activities were spent on the ordinary things of family life.

When the great Mother of God wants to communicate with us, her children on Earth, she too chooses from the ordinary. Lucia dos Santos, Francisco and Jacinta Marto were children, cousins, out tending sheep in a field near Fatima, Portugal, when they first witnessed Mary’s appearance on May 13, 1917. Her three-fold message to the children could have been expected – pray, sacrifice, and honor the Immaculate Heart of Mary. The Miracle of the Sun however, like the Incarnation of God in the womb of a Virgin, was entirely unexpected. Promised to the children and predicted by date and time, it was witnessed by over 70,000 people. The Miracle of the Sun was extraordinary. It was widely reported by news outlets of the day. The sun changed colors, it danced in the sky and looked as though it was being hurled to the Earth. Doubts about the Virgin’s appearances to the children vanished and repentance and conversion was the wide result.  …

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