On Monday 13th August, some 18,000 people went to the meeting place and saw some of the phenomena encountered at the previous Apparitions such as thunder, lightening, a halo of white light… but Lucy was not there and the Apparition did not occur.
The administrator of the canton had locked up Lucy and her two cousins, claiming that they were a disturbance to public order. He in fact wanted to know the secrets that the Virgin Mary had revealed to the children, even going so far as to threaten them with death to get them to talk, but in vain. Imprisoned for 2 days, they kept their secret and the administrator reluctantly released them.
It was therefore on Sunday 19th August that the Virgin appeared to the children asking them to continue to pray and promising them that at her last Apparition, she would accomplish a Miracle "to make everyone believe".
Chinese New Year
7 years ago