Friday 23 February 2024

Our Lady Came to Fatima - Ruth Fox Hume and Christopher J. Pelicano - Vision Book

Our Lady Came to Fatima
Ruth Fox Hume
Christopher J. Pelicano (Illustrator)
ISBN 9781586170370

Our Lady Came to Fatima - Ruth Fox Hume and Christopher J. Pelicano  - Vision Book 19

Reading this marks the thirteenth work I have read in the Vision Books for Young Readers Series, 10 in the currently in print books from Ignatius Press and three of the older out of print volumes. This one is book 19 in the original series. A few years back I did some research on the Vision Books for Young Readers and from the books I have read can state that they are great reads for teens, young adults and adults. This was another excellent read and I understand that Ignatius has several other titles in the work to expand the series. But let us return to this specific volume. The description of the book is:

“Who would have thought that the Blessed Mother would choose to come to Fatima, that remote farming village on a rocky slope in Portugal? No one was more surprised than Lucia, Jacinta, and Francisco, the little shepherds to whom she appeared in 1917. In this 27th volume of the acclaimed Vision Books series for youth, readers will be enthralled by the story of the village and its people, of the scornful neighbors and the puzzled parents. Above all, it is a warm story of three little ones who insisted that Our Lady had indeed come to Fatima, and from whose faith grew one of the greatest spiritual movements of our time. Illustrated. "A series which should be found wherever there are young Catholic readers.”

And the author bio states:

“Ruth Fox Hume was a graduate of Catholic schools, a teacher, and a mother. She is also the author of Great Men of Medicine and Milestones of Medicine.”

The chapters in the book are:

A Guide to Pronunciation
1. A Lady from Heaven
2. A Crisis in the Family
3. A Message for Maria Rosa
4. A Case of Mistaken Identity
5. A Queen of Politics
6. A Sentence of Death
7. A Delayed Meeting
8. A New Friend
9. A Sign from Heaven
10. A Promise to Francisco
11. A Journey for Jacinta
12. A New Life for Lucia
13. A Mission Accomplished
14. A Pilgrimage to Fatima
Author’s Note

I have read a number of volumes about Fatima, the three visionaries, and in general about Mary’s apparitions. This is an excellent volume on the topic for young readers. It is written in a clear and engaging manner. Once I started reading I had a hard time putting it down.  

It will inspire and challenge readers of all ages. I plan on reading all the books in this series that are in print and as many of the out of print that I can track down. This is another great volume in a wonderful series. My only complaint is that only about a third of the books are available in digital formats, with my dual form of dyslexia and my son’s eye tracking issues eBooks are our preferred format. I have had a physical copy of this for a few years but had not get around to reading it, I decided to take it on a recent trip and read it while travelling. These books are written for Middle Grade Readers, and with Teens and Young Adults in mind, but this one and the others I have read are great for readers of all ages. 

I can easily recommend this book and series for any home, church, or school library. An excellent volume in an amazing series!  

Note: This book is part of a series of reviews: 2024 Catholic Reading Plan!   

For all books about Fatima click here.

Books in the Vision Books Saints Biographies:
Bernadette, Our Lady's Little Servant 
The Cure of Ars 
Edmund Campion 
Florence Nightingale's Nuns 
Fr. Marquette and the Great Rivers 
Francis and Clare, Saints of Assisi 
Kateri Tekakwitha 
Maria von Trapp and Her Musical Family 
Mother Cabrini, Missionary to the World 
Mother Seton and the Sisters of Charity 
Saint Anthony and the Christ Child 
Saint Benedict 
Saint Catherine Laboure and the Miraculous Medal 
Saint Dominic and the Rosary 
Saint Elizabeth's Three Crowns 
Saint Francis of the Seven Seas 
Saint Helena and the True Cross 
Saint Ignatius and the Company of Jesus 
Saint Isaac and the Indians 
Saint John Bosco 
Saint Katherine Drexel 
Saint Louis and the Last Crusade 
Saint Philip of the Joyous Heart 
Saint Therese and the Roses 
Saint Thomas Aquinas and the Preaching Beggars 
Saint Thomas More of London 
Vincent De Paul: Saint of Charity 

Out of Print books in the Series:
Brother Andre of Montreal 
Catholic Campuses, Stories of American Catholic Colleges 
Champions in Sports and Spirit 
Children Welcome: Villages for Boys and Girls 
Christmas and the Saints 
Columbus and the New World 
Dear Philippine: Mission of Mother Duchesne 
Edel Quinn: Beneath the Southern Cross 
Father Kino, Priest to the Pimas 
Frances Warde and the First Sisters of Mercy 
Good Pope John b
Governor Al Smith 
In American Vineyards, Religious Orders in the United States 
Irish Saints 
John Carroll Bishop and Patriot
John Neumann, The Children's Bishop 
Kit Carson of the Old West 
Lydia Longley, the First American Nun 
Marguerite Bourgeoys, Pioneer Teacher 
Martin de Porres, Saint of the New World 
Modern Crusaders 
More Champions in Sports and Spirit 
Mother Barat's Vineyard 
My Eskimos: A Priest in the Artic 
Peter and Paul: The Rock and the Sword 
Peter Claver, Saint Among Slaves
Pope Pius XII, the World's Shepherd 
Rose Hawthorne: The Pilgramage of Nathaniel's Daughter 
Saints of the Byzantine World 
Sarah Peter: The Dream and the Harvest 
St. Augustine and His Search for Faith 
St. Francis de Sales 
St. Gregory the Great, Consul of God 
St. Jerome and the Bible 
St. Margaret Mary, Apostle of the Sacred Heart 
The Bible Story, The Promised Lord and His Coming 
The Cross in the West 
The Ursulines, Nuns of Adventure 
When Saints Were Young 

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