As three children play in a meadowland near Fatima, they see a vision, a woman in a cloud of light who brings prophesies and words of faith. Local officials hear of the vision and threaten the children with torture if they don't recant. But the youthful believers cling to their convictions, inspiring the faith of the community.. and far beyond. Seventy thousand people pour into Fatima after the children report the vision will perform a miracle. A beautiful, breathtaking tale in the tradition of Song of Bernadette and Keys to the Kingdom, The Miracle of Our Lady of Fatima is a glorious tribute to the triumph of human faith - and a memorable movie recreation of events which changed the world.
James O'Hanlon (writer); Crane Wilbur (writer).
Susan Whitney (Lúcia Abóbora dos Santos); Sherry Jackson (Jacinta Marto); Carl Milletaire (District Magistrate); Sammy Ogg (Francisco Marto); Gilbert Roland (Hugo da Silva); Angela Clarke (Maria Rosa Abóbora dos Santos); Frank Silvera (Council Administrator Artur dos Santos); Jay Novello (António Abóbora dos Santos); Norman Rice (Manuel Marto); Frances Morris (Olímpia Marto). Please contact SFC to add other cast members and characters.
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Mark Banks (United Kingdom)
I thought The Miracle of Our Lady of Fatima was a great little film that should appeal to the whole family. In fact I can’t quite believe it wasn’t a staple choice in my parents viewing habits in amongst all of those musicals we’d be sat down in front of as children. Admittedly the acting and the script are not quite up to Oscar-nomination standard, but they are solid nonetheless and young Susan Whitney’s performance is more than commendable as shepherd girl Lúcia Abóbora dos Santos. There is also a good share of humour throughout the film, yet, in the same vein as The Song of Bernadette, the film still retains its humility and dignity to the end credits. Rumours are that a new film on the Fatima visions is to be made – I would welcome that, but in the mean time this is an enjoyable and adequate stand-in that re-collects a key event in contemporary Catholic history.