By Loci B. Lenar
Note: After the photographs were taken, I shared the images directly as captured on the camera's digital memory card (before downloading into my computer) with my spiritual advisor, Fr./ Richard Tartaglia of Saint Mary's Church, Denville, NJ. The original digital images were transferred onto a CD for church archives. I also gave a copy of the CD to the youth minister at the Church of Saint Michael to share with parishioners and father Nicholas Bozza, the parish priest.
In my visit to the Blue Army Shrine, I also shared the events and a CD copy of the photographs with Father Paul Ruge, a spiritual advisor at the World Apostolate of Fatima, USA .
Maureen Therese Pinho, a parishioner of The Church of Saint Michael, wrote the following about the photograph: "I was wondering if you realized that St. Michael's parish in Netcong, NJ has 24 hour Perpetual Adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament. They also have a first class relic of Saint Faustina. The St. Michael statue is in the middle of the Blessed Sacrament Chapel where the Divine Mercy altar and relic of Saint Faustina is located. That could also explain the blessing of such a beautiful photo."
Maureen also attended the One World Praying for Life and Peace at the World Apostolate of Fatima, USA. The Catholic shrine is located in Washington, NJ. During the prayer service of October 18, 2009, Maureen and her children including a friend, all witnessed the Miracle of the Sun. Maureen also took some photographs of the solar phonomena.
Maureen said afterward, "My children and friend and I all saw the same thing with the sun spinning, changing colors, and pulsating as soon as the Hail Holy Queen was finished being recited" (The Holy Rosary).
The story with photographs can be viewed at the following link: Miracle of the Sun Witnessed at Fatima Shrine in New Jersey .