Fr. Gabriel Gillen, O.P. talks with Doug Keck on EWTN Bookmark about Fr. Thomas McGlynn, O.P.’s sculpting a huge statue of Our Lady of Fatima, according to the personal specifications of Sr. Lucia, in 1947. “Sr. Lucia was personally involved with this project, to the extent that she directed Fr. McGlynn in correcting an earlier model not beautiful enough to represent the Blessed Virgin. During the project,” Fr. Gillen continues, ” Sr. Lucia shared with Fr. Tom the spiritual meanings of the apparitions, and why the secrets had to remain ‘secrets’ for a period of time.” Vision of Fatima is a treasure of a priest’s first-hand account of the 20th century’s most profound apparition, whose far-reaching effects continue to the present day.