Pope Pius XII and the Miracle of the Sun

Did you know that Our Lady of Fatima favored Pope Pius XII with his own personal “Miracle of the Sun”? Why do you think that she did this?

Despite betrayal, despite indifference, in the end, her Immaculate Heart will triumph
Despite betrayal, despite indifference, “in the end, my Immaculate Heart will triumph!”

The following is from Frère Michel de la Sainte Trinité’s “The Whole Truth About Fatima, Volume III, The Third Secret”.

On October 29, (1950) the statue of the Pilgrim Virgin of Fatima, which had just visited several nations of Asia, arrived at Rome. On the following morning, October 30, 35 Cardinals and over 450 bishops had met in consistory around the Sovereign Pontiff, who for the first time officially informed them of his intention of defining the dogma of the Assumption very soon. At the end of his allocution, Pope Pius XII consulted the successors of the apostles one last time, “is it therefore pleasing to you, Venerable brethren, that we proclaim and solemnly define as a dogma revealed by God, the bodily Assumption of the Blessed virgin Mary into heaven?” After receiving their unanimous assent, the Pope gave thanks.

On the very same day, Monday, October 30, after this solemn decision, while the Madonna of Fatima had stopped for three days in the church of Casaletto, right behind the Vatican gardens on land belonging to the Holy See, on the anniversary of the consecration of the world to the Immaculate Heart of Mary eight years earlier, it was given to the Holy Father to contemplate the same extraordinary spectacle that 70,000 pilgrims had seen at the Cova da Iria on October 13, 1917. Here is the account written shortly afterwards by Pius XII himself.

“It was October 30, 1950, two days before the day of the solemn definition of the Most Holy Virgin Mary’s Assumption into Heaven, the day which the entire Catholic world was awaiting impatiently. (On this 30th of October), around four o’clock in the afternoon, I took my usual walk in the Vatican gardens, reading and studying various official papers as usual. I went up the esplanade of Our Lady of Lourdes to the top of the hill, in the passage on the right near the walls.

A sign appeared in heaven ...
A sign appeared in heaven …

“At a certain moment, having lifted my eyes above the papers I had in my hand, I was struck by a phenomenon I had never seen before. The sun, which was fairly high, looked like a pale yellow opaque globe completely surrounded by a luminous halo, which nevertheless did not prevent me at all from staring attentively at the sun without the slightest discomfort. A very light cloud was before it.

“The opaque globe began moving outwards, slowly turning over upon itself, and going from left to right and vice versa. But within the globe very strong movements could be seen in all clarity and without interruption. The same phenomenon repeated itself on the following day, October 31. ..”

Then,  Frère Michel tells us, Pope Pius XII recounts that,

“The same phenomenon … took place on November 1, the day of the definition (of the Dogma of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary) and then on November 8, the Octave Day of the Solemnity. Since then, nothing more.” (pages 282-286)

Since these apparitions were only seen by Pope Pius XII, they were strictly personal in nature and for his benefit primarily. Logically, one assumes they were given by Heaven as an encouragement to comply with the Queen of Heaven’s requests for promotion of the First Saturdays of Reparation to the Immaculate Heart of Mary and for the Consecration of Russia to be done fully in compliance with Our Lady’s clear instructions. This was never done correctly, many believe this was because of the secret concordat which the Secretary of State, Cardinal Montini, the future Paul VI made with the communist leaders of the former USSR. 

All the errors that have entered into the Church, from Vatican II onwards are due to the blindness of disobedient prelates. Please pray and offer penance for these stubborn, blinded men who are leading so many poor souls into destruction. It is a fact that most Catholics prefer blind obedience to their pontiff, no matter how absurd and unchristian his teachings to the painful work of learning the full truth about Fatima and following the commands of Our Lord Jesus Christ and His Immaculate Mother.

The Consecration of Russia will never be accomplished until enough Catholics repent their indifference and worldliness, be re-converted to the Faith and make reparation. We must  pray for the Pope and make reparation for him, and offer many rosaries for him, so that we may all repent, be converted and saved. The poor pope, blinded by the Lord of the World, cannot help us or even help himself. He needs our prayers; all the hierarchy needs our prayers and sacrifices. And we all must pray every day for Our Lady to grant the Pope and Bishops the grace to repent and obey her commands to Consecrate Russia.

Now, as never before, the Church needs generous souls with a penitential spirit to make of all their actions, indeed their very lives, an oblation of penance in reparation for our own sins, the sins of our families, and especially the sins of the Church. Nothing at all can be accomplished without our sacrifices united to, and offered through, the Immaculata.

Now, in this last year before the 100th anniversary of the Fatima apparitions of 1917, is the time to pray the Rosary and beseech Heaven for mercy on this poor world.

May we suggest:

The Message of Fatima for the Post-Synodal Church

Thank you for reading!

  Immaculate Heart of Mary, Queen of our hearts, Mother of the Church, do thou offer to the Eternal Father the Precious Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ, for the conversion of poor sinners, especially our Pontiff.

 Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us!

  Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Thy Kingdom come! Viva Cristo Rey!

  St. Joseph, guardian of the Holy Family, protect our families!

  St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle!


~ by evensong for love of the Immaculate Heart of Mary and the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
Vouchsafe that I may praise thee, O Sacred Virgin! Give me strength against thine enemies!