Fatima for Today is a fascinatingly good read that also serves as a definitive reference on the apparitions of our Lady of Fatima.
Though the apparitions occurred almost a century ago, Mary’s call to prayer and penance for the salvation of souls and peace in the world is as relevant now as when first delivered in 1917 to three Portuguese peasant children.
Ignatius Press asked Fr. Andrew Apostoli to “put everything about Fatima” in this landmark work and he has done that – and more. The book accurately reports, in detail, the apparitions of Our Lady and of the Angel of Peace to Francisco, Jacinta and Lucia. Fr. Apostoli colors his reporting with historical information about Portugal in the early 20th century, and with wonderful portraits of the three young visionaries.
In addition to carefully analyzing the events that unfolded in Fatima, Fr. Apostoli also clears up lingering questions and doubts about their meaning – including the secret Third Message and the consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.