OUR LADY CAME TO FATIMA by Ruth Fox Hume

OUR LADY CAME TO FATIMA

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A volume in the Vision Books series, this Catholic juvenile relates the story of the reported apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary to three shepherd children of Fatima, Portugal, in 1917. It portrays the characters of each of the children, gives a vivid account of the difficulties they encountered when they first reported their visions and carefully describes each of the visions and the final miracle that took place. This is one of the clearest, and one of the most unsentimental, objective, popular accounts of the story of Fatima that the present reviewer has read. The author has obviously relied upon excellent sources for her material. Written for youngsters, adults will also find it rewarding reading. The style is simple and direct. The story is told in a convincing manner, yet it is made clear that the apparitions of Fatima are not on a level with articles of faith. This is a book for Catholic homes and for Catholic schools and libraries servicing young-sters from ten to sixteen years of age.

ISBN: 1586170376
Publisher: Farrar, Straus