‘Fatima’ Movie to Open April 24 on 1,000 Screens

Fatima tells the story of the apparitions through the eyes of Lúcia Santos, the eldest of the three seers.

Excerpted from National Catholic Register Article by Patti Armstrong

On April 24, the movie Fatima will open on 1,000 screens in the U.S. It is about the remarkable set of appearances of the Blessed Mother to three young shepherd children in Fatima, Portugal, in 1917. “This movie was made to cross into the mainstream media,” producer Natasha Howes told me in an interview. “It’s beautiful, and everyone should go to see it. Expect greatness.”

The original Fatima movie, The Miracle of Our Lady of Fatima, was made in 1952 . The 13th Day version was released in 2009, and also produced by Howe. This new movie, according to her, is unique in that it is told largely from the children’s point of view and looks at the relationship between Lúcia and her mother. “There is the benefit of Lúcia’s perspective as an adult,” Howe said. “We used her memoirs. She was the core messenger and last remaining seer.” The movie also occasionally flashes ahead to Sr. Lúcia’s perspective in 1989 as a cloistered Carmelite nun, when author and religious skeptic Professor Nichols visits and questions her.

The movie has been endorsed by the Shrine of Our Lady of the Rosary of Fatima, which also served as a resource during the making of it. Providentially, according to Howe, Fatima is coming out at the same time that the International World Apostolate of Fatima has launched a prayer campaign to collect a spiritual bouquet of 5 million Rosaries to offer to Our Lady at the Fatima Shrine. Anyone can participate. Check the link! Article excerpted from National Catholic Register. Read the whole article HERE.