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The Dancing Sun: Journeys to the Miracle Shrines

By Desmond Seward

‘What a good book this makes. It is honest, well informed and beautifully written’ – Evening Standard

Seeking reassurance for his waning faith, Desmond Seward visited seven European shrines where the Virgin Mary is said to have appeared. They include Hriushiw in the Ukraine, Medjugorje in Herzegovina, Svata Hora in Bohemia, Czechochowa in Poland, Garabandal in Spain, Fatima in Portugal and Walsingham in England.

On each occasion of the Virgin’s visit, the sun is said to have danced. Mary is also said to have foretold the collapse of Marxism and warned of disasters such as Chernobyl. But the main reason for her appearances has been to call people back to faith. 

This is one man’s story of his attempt to revitalise his Christian faith, and is one that will resonate with anyone regardless of faith or faithlessness. 

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