On a spring day in 1916, three children watched their family's sheep on a hillside in rural Portugal. Completely oblivious to the fact that their country was at war and that Pope Benedict XV was begging Mary's intercession and lamenting World War I as the “suicide of Europe,” the children sang, danced, and played games.
When it began to rain, they took refuge in a cave-like rock formation and prayed the customary daily rosary. In a hurry to get back to their...
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