The Conversion of Ratisbonne

In 1842, a 27-year-old French Jew named Alphonse Ratisbonne was visiting Rome. He was the youngest son of an important banking family in Strasbourg, virulently anti-Catholic, and libertine in his customs.  Alphonse Ratisbonne was making a tour of Europe. Ending…

Look at the sun

On October 13th, 1917, when Our Lady disappeared after giving her last message to the children, Lucia shouted: “Look at the sun.” Seventy thousand people, for ten minutes in a row, saw the sun spinning around itself three times, throwing…