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This bright little image is Sue's attempt to portray the sweetness of the setting and characters involved in the apparitions of Our Lady at Fatima. The short, colorful brushstrokes of the landscape and the children's garb contrast with the smooth strokes and soft grays and white of Our Lady's gown. The sky and little holmoak tree are lit up by the brilliance of Mary's presence. The space between the children allows you to enter into the painting and pray with the little seers.
On the 13th day of May, in 1917, an apparition of ‘a woman all in white, more brilliant than the sun’ presented itself to the three shepherd children from Fatima, Portugal. She appeared six times to Lucia, 9, and her cousins Francisco, 8, and his sister Jacinta, 6, between May 13, 1917 and October 13, 1917.
By the sixth visit, 70,000 people had turned out to witness the apparition, following a promise by the woman that she would show the people that the apparitions were true. They saw the sun make three circles and move around the sky in an incredible zigzag movement in a manner which left no doubt in their minds.
Lucia had asked her name, and on that last visit she revealed it: “I am the Lady of the Rosary.”
Since then, millions of pilgrims have flocked to the little Portuguese town to receive the graces and blessings which are bestowed from the holy site.
Original is acrylic on canvas.
IMPORTANT: Each of the 3 sizes indicates outside dimensions. There is a border of white left around the image, approximately 1 1/2" to 2" all around.
-- Signed by artist.
-- Comes in a close-fitting crystal-clear plastic sleeve with a whiteboard backing.
-- Archival Quality: All our prints are made using premium acid-free fine art paper in card thickness, and high quality Epson pigments (instead of dyes), rated by a third party to last 200+ years when not hung in direct sunlight. These prints are beautiful today and are time capsules of the faith for future generations.
(C) Copyright Sue Kouma Johnson
This image may not be reproduced in any form without the artist's expressed permission.