August 5, the date of the mine collapse in Chile is the feast of the dedication of St. Mary Major;
August 22, the miners are discovered alive, the Queenship of Mary; October 13, the rescue, Our Lady of Fatima's Miracle of the Sun. I sense a parable for those with ears to hear...
I noticed that the miners have been trapped for 69 days; Psalm 69 contains these verses (Psalm 69:14-16):
- But I pray to you, LORD, for the time of your favor. God, in your great kindness answer me with your constant help.
- Rescue me from the mire; do not let me sink. Rescue me from my enemies and from the watery depths.
- Do not let the floodwaters overwhelm me, nor the deep swallow me, nor the mouth of the pit close over me.