Fatima, August 13, 1917

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Thousands of people flocked to Fatima on August 13, 1917 driven by presumed visions and miracles, but the provincial administrator Artur Santos (no relation to Lucia) intercepted and jailed the children before they could reach the Cova da Iria, because he believed the events of Fatima were politically disruptive. He interrogated and threatened the children to divulge the secrets of the Blessed Mother.  Lucia told him everything except the secrets, and offered to ask Our Lady for permission to reveal the secrets. She appeared to the little shepherds on 15 August, the Feast of the Assumption, at nearby Valinhos.

The video shows Fortitude in the children, because they would rather die than reveal the secrets.

 

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