OUR LADY OF FATIMA, 1917-2017 –It was Mary’s final appearance, on Oct. 13, 1917 (exactly 33 years, to the day, after Pope Leo XIII’s vision). An estimated 70,000 people were in attendance at the site, anticipating the Virgin’s final. As everyone gazed upward, and saw that a silvery disc had emerged from behind clouds, they experienced what is known as a ‘sun miracle.’ Not everyone reported the same thing; some present claimed they saw the sun dance around the heavens; others said the sun zoomed toward Earth in a zigzag motion that caused them to fear that it might collide with our planet. Some people reported seeing brilliant colors spin out of the sun in a psychedelic, pinwheel pattern. The whole event took about 10 minutes.