My family has a special devotion to Our Lady under many titles. Fatima, The Apparition that Changed the World, does a beautiful job of exploring one of her most important messages to us as, Our Lady of Fatima, based on the 1917 apparitions in Fatima, Portugal. Jean M. Heimann has done an incredible job of spelling out many of the important components regarding this apparition and the “miracle of the sun” witnessed there in October 1917.
I didn’t have to read far to recognize the unique way this book is laid out. A stunning blend of photographs and information, presented in an easy-to-read format. I loved being able to quickly understand the timeline of the apparitions, how different popes influenced the dissemination of information, and the history surrounding the events and people during and after the Fatima apparitions. Our Lady’s message to us is clear, we do offend the Lord when we ignore Him or choose sinful behavior over things that bring us closer to him. We must repent and return to loving the Lord Jesus with our whole hearts.
I look forward to rereading this book and using it as a resource in catechesis. I would highly recommend this book to anyone with an eye for art, history or Catholic teaching.