"In the last days -- the Lord declares -- I shall pour out my Spirit on all humanity. Your sons and daughters shall prophesy, your young people shall see visions, your old people dream dreams. Even on the slaves, men and women, shall I pour out my Spirit. I will show portents in the sky above and signs on the earth below."
May 13, 1917 marks a Biblical event when the Virgin Mary first appeared to three children, Lucia dos Santos (10), Francisco (9), and Jacinta Marto (7) at a small peasant village of Fatima.
The Angel of Portugal appeared to the Children three times in 1916 as a preparation for what is to take place when a beautiful Lady first appeared (13 May) to them.
The Virgin Mary appeared to Children on property belonging to the parents of Lucia dos Santos called the Cova da Iria not far from Fatima.
Watching sheep, the children were playing at the Cova on 13 May, 1917 when two flashes of "lightning" caused them to be concerned about rain. Yet, there were no clouds to know rain was coming. Instead, a beautiful Lady appeared above a holm oak.
Lucia described the Lady later writing, "a Lady dressed in white, more brilliant than the sun... Neither sad nor happy, but serious". The Children were about a yard and a half from the Lady hovering over the holm oak. Mary's face the children described was beautiful, she moved her hands joined together in a praying pose resting at her chest. A rosary hung from her right hand.
Looking at the vision the children witnessed, the Bible speaks of similar scenes where angels appeared to Ezekiel and Daniel as powerful examples. In the New Testament I am reminded when Jesus transfigured before His Apostles Peter, James, and John.