“Faith begins at the edges of understanding.”
This week’s film tells the true story behind the 1917 “Miracle of the Sun” in Fátima, Portugal. When 10-year-old shepherd Lúcia and her two young cousins claim to have seen visions of the Virgin Mary, it causes a bit of turmoil in her family. Her mother doubts the claim and is worried about the attention it attracts in their small community.
When word of the visions begins attracting large crowds of people hoping for miracles or visions of their own, local officials, including the bishop, become concerned that the children may be lying and, seeking the truth, test the children’s conviction.
The faith-based film explores the challenges of faith, both from the perspectives of the children and of those who have no direct evidence of their own, offering an inspiring dramatization of the well-known miracles. Due to some violence and scary imagery, it is rated PG-13 with some scenes that may be too scary for very young viewers.