Amazingly there has been several times in the history of apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary where there are recorded miracles of the dancing sun.
The first recorded miracle of the dancing sun in the Church was during the last of the Fatima apparitions precisely on 13th of October 1917. On this day the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared in the company of Saint Joseph and the infant Jesus.
There was another recorded miracle of the dancing sun in October of 1997 in Lagos, Nigeria during the Arch Dioscesan Marian convention.
In the words of Very Rev. Msgr. Prof Festus C. Okafor, “the Blessed Virgin Mary worked three miracles, one in heaven and two on earth. First was the miracle of the dancing sun, it is the most amazing miracle of the sun ever recorded in the history of the church” says Msgr Okafor.
Second was the instant and miraculeous healing of a lady with fibroid.
Lastly, Msgr. Okafor’s sutane and the flowers around the altar turns into gold color.
Msgr. Okafor said that the outstanding miracles were to authenticate the veracity of the Umunya apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary which he was speaking about to the congregation at the time the miracle of the dancing sun began.
I reflected on the miracle of the dancing sun, on how the sun swayed from left to right and from up to down, in different directions, it is amazing how the presence of the Blessed Virgin Mary can bring about such movements of the sun.
It’s like saying ‘the sun is dancing to the music of the Blessed Virgin Mary.’
I searched the internet for the size of the sun and what I read amazed me even more. The Sun’s diameter is 864,938 miles (1,391,980 km). This is almost 10 times larger than the planet Jupiter and about 109 times as big as the Earth. The volume of the Sun is 1,299,400 times bigger than the volume of the Earth; about 1,300,000 Earths could fit inside the Sun
The Sun’s apparent size in our sky is 32 arc minutes (it is the biggest object in the sky – 1 arc minute larger than the moon).
If the Blessed Virgin Mary (Lk 1:42) would sing while the sun dances from left to right, or the Blessed Virgin Mary would play the harp and the sun would dance up and down, if the Blessed Virgin Mary could manipulate the sun like a play thing, like a toy in the hands of a little child, what could she not do?
The Church calls Her the Virgin Most Powerful, indeed a powerful Queen Mary is. A great intercessor, a Mediatrix for Her children with the Mediator who is Her first born Son.
In the words of the saints
“The greatest saints, those richest in grace and virtue will be the most assiduous in praying to the most Blessed Virgin, looking up to her as the perfect model to imitate and as a powerful helper to assist them.”
~Saint Louis Marie de Montfort
“To give worthy praise to the Lord’s mercy, we unite ourselves with Your Immaculate Mother, for then our hymn will be more pleasing to You, because She is chosen from among men and angels. Through Her, as through a pure crystal, Your mercy was passed on to us. Through Her, man became pleasing to God; Through Her, streams of grace flowed down upon us.” (1746)
“In dangers, in doubts, in difficulties, think of Mary, call upon Mary. Let not her name depart from your lips, never suffer it to leave your heart. And that you may obtain the assistance of her prayer, neglect not to walk in her footsteps. With her for guide, you shall never go astray; while invoking her, you shall never lose heart; so long as she is in your mind, you are safe from deception; while she holds your hand, you cannot fall; under her protection you have nothing to fear; if she walks before you, you shall not grow weary; if she shows you favor, you shall reach the goal.”
~Saint Bernard of Clairvaux, Father and Doctor of the Church