May 13th is the 100th anniversary of the Apparition of Our Blessed Mother to the three shepherd children in Fatima. Mary asked the children to pray the rosary and meditate on the Life of her Son.
I did not know until recently that an angel appeared to the children prior to Our Lady's appearance. He instructed the children how to pray and prepared them for her visit. Article about the Other Miracle
After Mary's appearance, news spread and more and more people came each month. In October on the 13th, people came in the rain to be there. That day, the miracle of the sun took place. Immediately after the people were dry and the ground was dry.
Today, people visit Fatima and are reminded about the importance of prayer. More on Fatima and 1917