A Miracle and A New Dogma
According to his own testimony, the Pope who declared the dogma of the Assumption saw the “miracle of the sun” four times.
This information is confirmed by a handwritten, unpublished note from Pope Pius XII, which is part of the “Pius XII: The Man and the Pontificate” display. The display opened in the Vatican to the public today and will run through Jan. 6.
A commissioner of the display and a Vatican reporter for the Italian daily Il Giornale, Andrea Tornielli, explained to ZENIT that the note was found in the Pacelli family archives. It describes the “miracle of the sun,” an episode that until today had only been affirmed by the indirect testimony of Cardinal Federico Tedeschini (1873-1959), who recounted in a homily that the Holy Father had seen the miracle.
Pius XII wrote, “I have seen the ‘miracle of the sun,’ this is the pure truth.”
The miracle of the sun is most known as the episode that occurred in Fatima, Portugal, on Oct. 13, 1917. According to the Fatima visionaries, Mary had said there would be a miracle that day so that people would come to believe. Thousands had gathered at the site of the visions, and the sun “danced,” reportedly drying instantaneously the rain-soaked land and spectators.
The New Dogma
Confirming the Dogma
Pius XII’s note says that he saw the miracle in the year he was to proclaim the dogma of the Assumption, 1950, while he walked in the Vatican Gardens.
He said he saw the phenomenon various times, considering it a confirmation of his plan to declare the dogma.
The papal note says that at 4 p.m. on Oct. 30, 1950, during his “habitual walk in the Vatican Gardens, reading and studying,” having arrived to the statue of Our Lady of Lourdes, “toward the top of the hill […] I was awestruck by a phenomenon that before now I had never seen.”
“The sun, which was still quite high, looked like a pale, opaque sphere, entirely surrounded by a luminous circle,” he recounted. And one could look at the sun, “without the slightest bother. There was a very light little cloud in front of it.”
The Holy Father’s note goes on to describe “the opaque sphere” that “moved outward slightly, either spinning, or moving from left to right and vice versa. But within the sphere, you could see marked movements with total clarity and without interruption.”
Pius XII said he saw the same phenomenon “the 31st of October and Nov. 1, the day of the definition of the dogma of the Assumption, and then again Nov. 8, and after that, no more.”
The Pope acknowledged that on other days at about the same hour, he tried to see if the phenomenon would be repeated, “but in vain — I couldn’t fix my gaze [on the sun] for even an instant; my eyes would be dazzled.”
Pius XII spoke about the incident with a few cardinals and close collaborators, such that Sister Pascalina Lehnert, the nun in charge of the papal apartments, declared that “Pius XII was very convinced of the reality of the extraordinary phenomenon, which he had seen on four occasions.”
Son of Our Lady
Tornielli told ZENIT that there was always a close link between the life of Eugenio Pacelli and the mystery of the Virgin Mary.
“Since childhood,” he said, “Eugenio Pacelli was devoted [to Our Lady] and was registered in the Congregation of the Assumption, which had a chapel close to the Church of Jesus. A devotion that seemed prophetic, since he would be precisely the one to declare the dogma of the Assumption in 1950.”
The future Pope celebrated his first Mass on April 3, 1899, at the altar of the icon of Mary “Salus Populi Romani” in the Basilica of St. Mary Major. “And then,” Tornielli continued, “Eugenio Pacelli received episcopal ordination from Pope Benedict XV in the Sistine Chapel on May 13, 1917, the day of the first apparition of the Virgin of Fatima.”
As Pope, in 1940, he approved the Fatima apparitions, and in 1942, consecrated the entire world to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
As well, Pius XII often spoke with Sister Lucia, the visionary of Fatima, and he asked her to transcribe the messages she received from the Virgin. He thus became the first Pope to know the “third secret of Fatima.
Il Giornale, Andrea Tornielli/Zenit (Nov 2008)
APOSTOLIC CONSTITUTION OF POPE PIUS XII MUNIFICENTISSIMUS DEUS DEFINING THE DOGMA OF THE ASSUMPTION November 1, 1950
My Comment :
“At both Fatima and Garabandal a great miracle was/is to serve as the seal of authenticity for the events. At Fatima Our Lady said she would perform a miracle so all would believe. At Garabandal she said as a result of the miracle “all will believe.”
“No one should be suprised at Conchita’s statement that the Pope will witness the miracle of Garabandal “from wherever he is”. The Miracle of Fatima, urgently requested by the little sheperds and promised three months in advance as a sign to convince people of the Apparitions, was first witnessed on October 13, 1917. On that day seventy thousand people saw the “sun dance”. 33 years later, Pope Pius XII personally witnessed the same miracle four times in the Vatican gardens at Rome. This sensational news was revealed to a gathering of a million people by Cardinal Tedeschini on October 13, 1951.”
Pope Pius XII about the New Dogma of the Assumption
“It is to be hoped that from meditation on the glorious example of Mary, men may come to realize more and more the value of a human life entirely dedicated to fulfilling the will of the Heavenly Father and to caring for the welfare of others. We also hope that while materialistic theories [such as Communism] and the moral corruption arising from them are threatening to extinguish the light of virtue, and by stirring up strife, to destroy the lives of men, the exalted destiny of both our soul and body may in this striking manner be brought clearly to the notice of all men”
At both Fatima and Garabandal, Russia was mentioned. At Fatima, Our Lady warned that if people did not change, Russia would scatter her errors throughout the world. At Garabandal she said that if people do not change, Russia would rule the world. At Fatima, the Virgin said that as a result of the Collegial Consecration (which some believe has been done while others do not) Russia would be converted. At Garabandal, Conchita was told by Our Lord in a locution that Russia (and other countries) would be converted as a result of the great Miracle.”
So after Pope Pius XII an other Pope will see another Great Miracle announced this time in Garabandal by our Lady, confirming again another clear link between Fatima and Garabandal.
But what an incredible testimony from Pope Pius XII, confirming that he saw the miracle of Fatima in the same year he was to proclaim the dogma of the Assumption, 1950, while he walked in the Vatican Gardens.
He said he saw the phenomenon various times and even on Nov. 1, the same day of the definition of the dogma of the Assumption and considering the vision of the Miracle of Fatima as a CONFIRMATION of his plan to declare the New Dogma of our Lady, a Great Event for the whole Church announced on November 1, 1950, the Feast of All Saints and celebrated on August 15 of each year as one of the main feast of our Lady.
But there is also an other Great Event for the whole Church who will coincide with the Day of the Garabandal Great Miracle, can we expect another and new Dogma of our Lady that day as well ? we also know that this Great Miracle will be biggest than the Miracle of Fatima, 1000 times more important told us Conchita and a Pope will witness it as well, it will be also on the feast day of a young Martyr of the Eucharist, his description from the seer herself clearly corresponds to Saint Tarcisius even if she never confirmed, a Great Saint celebrated on August 15 as well, the Day of the Assumption but also the only young Boy Martyr of the Eurcharist on that day, an important detail.
Let me add few words about St Tarcisius, as confirmed by Pope Benedict XVI in his Generale audience regarding this Great Saint in August 2010 : “Who was St Tarcisius? We do not have much information about him………The Roman Martyrology fixed the date as 15 August”, we must know that only a description of the Eucharist Martyr has been gave to the seer during an ecstasy by our Lady not his name, later and to find out his name she probably went to check on her own calendar, a Martyr of the Eucharist with a rare name, a young boy which could corresponds and there is one only and possible, his feast is celebrated the same day of the Assumption, which is not the exact day of his death or of the Great Miracle day, the description of the Martyr from our Lady indicated already his identity and clearly, the Church does not know the exact Day of his death as confirmed by Pope Benedict XVI (“we do not have much information about him”) but our Lady surely, this could explains also why Conchita had never denied the Name of Saint Tarcisius as she described him herself to her French Friends then themself exclaimed : oh, that’s St Tarcisius, in fact she just repeated what our Lady said to her, it was not possible for Conchita that time to have a description of the Eucharist Martyr from herself, life or description of Martyrs are not indicated in any calendar yesterday as today, it’s also true that she never confirmed it but why she would do it, the description is clear and do not indicates the date of the Miracle at all.
The last Great Event in the Church was the Dogma of the Assumption, proclaimed on November 1, 1950 by Pope Pius XII and coincided with a vision of the Miracle of Fatima by the Pope himself and the same day, not as a consequence of the Miracle of the Sun but coincidentally only as a confirmation according to the Pope, the Dogma of the Assumption, the main feast of our Lady is celebrated on August 15.
The Future Great Event in the Church is like a definition of a dogma told us Conchita and will coincides with the Great Miracle Day, not as a consequence but coincidentally only and on the feast day of a Young Martyr of the Eucharist described by the seer herself as below :
“The Miracle will be on the feast day of a young martyr of the Eucharist, a boy who carried Communion to persecuted Christians. His companions, on seeing him pass by, wanted to force him to stay and take part in their games. Infuriated by his resistance, they ended up hurling stones at him until he was left almost dead. Later a Christian soldier came, who recognized him and carried him in his arms”
St Tarcisius is celebrated the same Day of the Assumption, on August 15, Patron of first communicants and in my opinion definitely linked to the Garabandal Great Miracle who will take place at the Pines planted in the village years ago to commemorate exactly the first communicants as well, end of Story.
PS: mis Sinceras Condolencias Conchita, vamos a rezar por su marido, descanse en Paz.