Revelation 12:1 states:
“And a great portent appeared in heaven, a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars;”
The messages of Fatima (and others) have Mary pronouncing end-times-like events. And when we look at the book of revelation (an end-times book), there she appears. Admittedly, the above Bible verse when taken in context seems to be a narrative of the birth of Jesus …however it is a significant description of Mary and appears in none other than the book of revelation.
This unusual description would appear to give a higher significance to Mary than simply being the Mother of Jesus (as Protestants view her).
Is this Bible verse biblical validation for Marian apparitions? Especially as alot of the apparitions describe Mary as having a crown of 12 stars (like in the yet unverified Garabandal apparitions)? Is this a verse we should be showing more frequently to our Protestant friends?