Our Lady Gave Them a ‘Miracle’ Baby

By Sergio de Paz

One day an old friend who I had not seen since I had taken the Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Our Lady of Fatima to his home three years previously came walking out of the market. I waved and told him that I was very glad to see him. In return, he expressed his regrets and condolences over the recent death of my son, Sergio Jr. In fact, he was very moved by the news of Junior’s death.

He then confided to me something amazing. He said, “I must tell you a secret; my wife could not conceive a baby. In our search for a solution, we had even ventured into some Pentecostal church that was recommended by a friend. In that church, you know, they don’t like the Virgin Mary. So when you brought the statue of Our Lady of Fatima to our home, I said to Our Lady, ‘If you want me to believe in you, give us a baby.’ Well, my wife gave birth to our baby boy six months ago. Now, we are both very Catholic and active in the Catholic Church.”

Later on, he told me, “Please feel free to pass along this story to as many people as possible. Because I want others who may be in doubt about Our Lady, to know that she is truly the Mother of God and she helps us in every need, great and small.”

Finally, he said, “By the way, I want you to know that we named our son Sergio, which is my middle name, too, but I had not told you this before.”

From Crusade Magazine: January / February 2011

Header Images:
Right: Sergio de Paz is an auxiliary custodian with America Needs Fatima. Left: The “miracle” baby Sergio.