When Our Lady Touches a Soul...
Get Ready for the Unexpected!
By America Needs Fatima
For almost two decades, America Needs Fatima Custodians have been visiting thousands of American homes every year bringing the Fatima message to families. All of our Fatima Custodians travel with a beautiful 48” statue of Our Lady of Fatima and a well-prepared presentation on the Fatima apparitions and Our Lady’s message to the world.
One such Custodian is Mr. José Walter Ferraz, father of seven children, who has been on the road making Fatima visits since 1997. It so happened that one of his sons fell very ill and had to be admitted to the hospital. The situation was serious so Mr. Ferraz requested a break from his visits and left for Pennsylvania, leaving the statue in the safe hands of a good couple in New Port Richey, Florida. The story that follows is one that shows what amazing things Our Lady does when we least expect them.
Dear Custodian José,
I want to thank you again for the wonderful visit we had with the Pilgrim Statue of Fatima and for the extra pleasure of having her live in our home for a week. It was truly a wonderful experience and brought forth a miracle that I would like to relay to you.
I don’t know if you remember us; you have so many visits to make. I am sure, after a while, they all run together. However, you asked us to keep the Blessed Statue while you flew back to Pennsylvania to visit with your son. We were more than delighted to do so.
For the time that you were in Pa., the beautiful Virgin Statue of Fatima was enthroned in our living room on a table resplendent with a white lace tablecloth, flowers, and candles. I need to interject here that my husband, Ron, had been away from the Church for over 30 years, although I go to Mass daily.
One morning, my husband asked if I said, “Good morning,” to the Blessed Virgin; and I said I hadn’t even thought about it. He then told me he talked with her every morning. This was a surprise to me because I had to coerce him to attend the service as that was his poker night.
On the Saturday before Palm Sunday while the statue was still in our home, my husband told me he was going to confession! I was floored! Ronny went to confession on Saturday and returned to holy Mass and the Catholic Faith on Palm Sunday and is now steeped in faith and belief in the miracle of the Blessed Mother. He said she called him to come home. Thank you, dear Lady of Fatima: that’s my miracle! I thought you might like to know the glorious work you are doing, and the miracle you are bringing to others.
Yours in Christ,
D.E., New Port Richey, Florida
From Crusade Magazine: November / December 2013
Header Image: Mr. José Walter Ferraz, an America Needs Fatima Custodian, holds a 48” statue of Our Lady of Fatima that brings hope to those homes that welcome her.
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