The Miracle and the Message

HUNTINGTON, Indiana, August 23, 2017 —The media is talking about the one hundredth anniversary of Fatima, but most of them are missing the point. What three little children heard from the Virgin Mary in 1917 isn’t just history—it’s mystery—and still as relevant today as it was then. 

Check the news today and it’s evident that the messages of Our Lady at Fatima remain vital. Perfect for the October 13th Centennial of Fatima, The Miracle and the Message explains what happened in Portugal and why these simple messages are a blueprint for living the Catholic faith in our world today. This book chronicles the richness of the apparitions and shows readers how to claim the message for themselves. 

Author John Preiss, President of the Fatima Family Apostolate International, gives readers an easy-to-follow introduction to the history, people, and events of Fatima that is perfect for those who may not know much about the mystical apparitions. Providing concise explanations of the “secrets” given to the Fatima children, Preiss shows why Mary’s messages are needed now more than ever.



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John Preiss is President of the Fatima Family Apostolate International, a Public Association of the Faithful, founded in 1986 by the late Father Robert J. Fox. The mission of the Fatima Family Apostolate International is to promote the message of Fatima and the sanctification of family life. Preiss is a convert to Catholicism and lives with his wife and children in Alabama.