What they knew
When she was a little girl, she was known and respected around the world.
Then one day, when thousands of hands were waving and reaching out to the Pope, one man reached out to him with death and the Pope fell.
But the Pope didn't die that day and he knew why.
On that very day, many years before, the little girl had been outside the village with her sister and brother and there they had met a beautiful woman who spoke to them about her son, about love, and about prayer.
She was Mary, the Mother of Jesus.
By the time the Pope was attacked, the little girl was a very old and venerable nun, but after he recovered, he went to meet with her.
And so, the great Pope John Paul and the famous Sister Lucy sat together and spoke of what they knew of God's providence in Christ and about Christ's mother Mary, whom Sister Lucy had met at a place called Fatima.
The first appearance of our Lady of Fatima took place 89 years ago today.
(adapted from an earlier post)