- 1 Lucia dos Santos
- 2 Fatima children canonized by Pope Francis
- 3 Fatima nun has 15,000 pages of evidence for beatification cause
- 4 Sr Lucia’s canonisation cause progresses
- 5 Sister Lucia of Fatima Takes Step Toward Beatification
- 6 Pope Speeds up Opening of Beatification Process of Sister Lucia
- 7 Obituary: Sister Lucia dos Santos
- 8 The Canonization of Saints Jacinta and Francisco on the 100th Anniversary of Our Lady of Fatima
- 9 Santuário de Fátima
- 10 October Q&A — Fatima Centennial
- 11 AGES 9 – 13
- 12 AGES 14 – 18
- 13 Making a Pilgrimage for the Canonization of Fátima Siblings (Published 2017)
- 14 Miracles inherent to any canonization, Chicago native says
Lucia dos Santos
The Virgin Mary appeared to Lucia dos Santos, in full Lucia de Jesus dos Santos, original name Lucia Abobora, also known as Sister Lucia, on March 22, 1907, in Aljustrel, Portugal, and died on February 13, 2005, in Coimbra, Portugal. She claimed to have seen visions of the Virgin Mary in 1917 at Fátima, Portugal, which subsequently became one of the most famous Marian shrines in the world. Lucia Marto had her first of six visions on May 13, 1917, as she was tending sheep with her two cousins, Francisco and Jacinta Marto, who were also her cousins.
At the time, the youngsters had been taken by disbelieving civil officials, who interrogated and intimidated them as they were being transported.
The reports of the visions sparked widespread attention, and by October 13, an estimated 70,000 people had gathered in Fátima to witness them.
Immediate afterward, a “solar event” happened, which was witnessed by a large number of people, in which the Sun was said to have fallen toward the Earth.
- In 1922, officials from the Roman Catholic Church began an official investigation into the visions, which included interviews with Lucia and her cousins, both of whom died shortly after the visions occurred.
- During the 1930s and 1940s, Lucia compiled records that provided new facts about her life in the war.
- When Lucia and her cousins received three communications from the Virgin Mary, the “secret of Fátima,” which was supposed to have been revealed in one of the messages, it was kept a secret until the 1940s, when church officials publicly published two of the messages.
- However, it wasn’t revealed until the day of Francisco and Jacinta’s beatification rites in 2000, at which point the Vatican interpreted the message as a foreshadowing of the murder attempt on Pope John Paul II in 1981.
Melissa Petruzzello was the author of the most recent revision and update to this article.
Fatima children canonized by Pope Francis
Earlier this year, Pope Francis canonized two Portuguese shepherd children who claimed to have seen the Virgin Mary more than a century ago. The village of Fatima was transformed into one of the world’s most important Catholic shrines as a result of their alleged visions. On the centennial of their purported visions of the Virgin Mary, two Portuguese shepherd children, Francisco and Jacinta Marto, were canonized by Pope Francis on Saturday during a liturgy in Fatima, Portugal, commemorating their legendary sightings.
- When the announcement of the children’s canonization was announced, hundreds of thousands of pilgrims applauded, signaling the conclusion of a long and fruitful journey.
- The miraculous recovery of their son from the serious injuries he incurred in a fall from a window served as the “miracle” that enabled the Marto siblings to be elevated to the level of sainthood by the Catholic Church.
- On March 13, 1917, Francisco and Jacinta, then ages 9 and 7, as well as their 10-year-old cousin Lucia, claimed to have witnessed the Virgin Mary for the first time when she came to them while they were out grazing their sheep.
- Six times, according to the youngsters, the Madonna appeared to them.
- Lucia, who went on to become a nun, passed away in 2005.
- In the Vatican for decades, the third of three “secrets” reportedly revealed by the Madonna to the children and recorded by Lucia was kept safely hidden inside a sealed envelope by the Vatican.
- John Paul II finally did so in 2000 at a liturgy to beatify the Marto siblings.
Fatima nun has 15,000 pages of evidence for beatification cause
27 December 2017, 11:49 a.m. at Fatima, Portugal Authorities assisting with Sister Lucia dos Santo’s beatification case have collected hundreds of pages of documentation attesting to the sanctity of the nun, who was one of the three children who were present at Fatima when the famed Marian apparitions were witnessed by the world. Over 15,000 letters, testimonials, and other papers have been accumulated in support of Sr. Lucia’s case for beatification, and the nun’s cause is expected to be beatified soon.
- When the pages were given during a church ceremony held at Sr.
- Pope Francis must also conduct an investigation into the situation.
- Francisco and Jacinta Marto, ages 9 and 7, and their cousin, Lucia dos Santos, 10, were out walking their sheep outside the Portuguese agricultural village of Fatima on May 13, 1917, when they noticed a person clad in white with a rosary, which they regarded as a sign from God.
- The message of the Fatima apparitions might be described as a call to repentance, restitution, and prayer, with the latter two elements being particularly important.
- It was visited by Pope Paul VI on May 13, 1967, as well as by Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI in the following years.
- John Paul II had an especially great devotion to Our Lady of Fatima, which he expressed in his writings.
- As a token of his appreciation, he inserted the bullet from the botched assassination attempt into her crown.
- As a priest and a sufferer, I give my sufferings for the sake of the Church and the entire world, united to Christ “On that occasion, Pope John Paul II made a statement.
In 2000, he beatified two of the visionaries, Francisco and Jacinta Marto, who died at young ages as a result of pneumonia and had already been canonized in the previous year. Sr. Lucia died in her convent in Coimbra, Portugal, in 2005, at the age of 97.
Sr Lucia’s canonisation cause progresses
According to the Catholic Register, the Portuguese Diocese of Coimbra has completed its phase of the sainthood cause of Carmelite Sister Lucia dos Santos, who was one of the three children who saw Our Lady of Fatima in 1917 and was one of the three children who saw Our Lady of Fatima in 1917. It was announced on Monday that the local phase of the examination into her life and holiness had come to an end at the Carmelite monastery of St Teresa in Coimbra, where she lived until her death in 2005 at the age of 97.
All of the documents that were sealed during the ceremony were to be sent to the Congregation for Saints’ Causes in the Vatican City State.
The cause of the visionary’s canonization has been advanced by Fr Romano Gambalunga, who claims that while “Lucia is already a saint in the eyes of many people,” “the sensible way of the Church is that she be recommended to everyone, not only those who believe.” According to Fr Gambalunga, president of the Portuguese Bishops’ Conference, “Lucia became holy over time, and not as a result of the apparitions,” as he explained to Agencia Ecclesia.
In his words, the evidence and testimony gathered in support of Sr Lucia’s case present “a wonderful opportunity for spiritual and theological growth,” and that the material will aid in “illumin[ing] the history of the Church over the previous hundred years.” While nothing is guaranteed, Bishop Antonio Marto of Leiria-Fatima told Radio Renascenca, the Portuguese bishops’ radio station, that he is “very hopeful” that the canonization of Our Lady of Fatima would take place this year, on the centennial anniversary of the apparitions.
THE COMPLETE STORYD The iocesan part of the Fatima visionary’s claim for sainthood has been finished (Catholic Register) Portugal submits evidence in support of the canonization of the Fatima nuns (Associated Press) PHOTO Jacinta Marto (left) and Lucia dos Santos (right), two of Fatima’s three children, are shown together.
Sister Lucia of Fatima Takes Step Toward Beatification
It was accomplished this week that the first key step in the canonization process for Sr. Lucia of Fatima, the seer who spoke with Our Blessed Mother during the apparitions at Fatima. The diocesan phase of the canonization process for Sister Lucia, one of the three seers who saw and conversed with Our Lady of the Rosary at Fatima, came to an official close on February 13, just in time for the 100th anniversary of the apparitions. Sister Lucia was one of the three seers who saw and conversed with Our Lady of the Rosary at Fatima, and she was one of the three seers who saw and conversed with Our Lady of the Rosary According to the Shrine of Fatima in Portugal and the Diocese of Coimbra, where her case was first raised on April 30, 2008, the revelation came as a surprise.
- Because of a dispensation given by Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, the first phase of her canonization process began in 2008, barely three years after her death.
- John Paul II.
- Father Carlos Cabecinhas, the rector of the shrine, expressed his “great delight” at the announcement of this significant development in an official statement.
- The event seemed like a “homecoming” for Servant of God Lucia Santos, whose full religious name is Sister Maria Lucia of Jesus and of the Immaculate Heart, according to her religious affiliation.
- She had joined the order after having spent several years as a Dorothean Sister at a convent.
- Now that the diocesan phase has come to an end, the documents are being submitted to the Congregation for the Causes of the Saints in Rome for further study.
- It was necessary to obtain testimony of Sister Lucia’s sanctity and heroic attributes from 60 people, for starters, in order to complete the investigation.
‘Each page that Sister Lucia wrote had to be meticulously analyzed, and we’re talking about a universe of 10,000 letters that we were able to collect and a diary with 2,000 pages, in addition to other more personal texts,’ Sister Angela Coelho, who was already familiar with the seer, said in her explanation of the project.
- There were eight members of the historical committee and 18 theologians among the group.
- They were beatified on May 13, 2000, on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the apparitions of Fatima.
- In truth, she is now interred with her relatives and fellow seers in the Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary at the Shrine of Fatima, where she is known as the Little Flower.
- Because it is a collection of the research and papers that the commissions used to reach their conclusions, the position is often fairly lengthy.
- Father Cabecin, the rector of the Fatima Shrine, has made it very plain what is now required.
- “The challenge that I leave for everyone is that you all pray for it to be completed as quickly as possible,” he stated.
“We are all aware of the significance of Sister Lucia, the seer who lived for a longer period of time; her sanctity is well-known; and what is expected is that we will support with our prayers a complicated process, but one in which we are confident will have a positive response.”
Pope Speeds up Opening of Beatification Process of Sister Lucia
Earlier this year, Pope Benedict XVI decided to accelerate the process of bringing Sr. Lucia dos Santos (1907-2005) before the Holy See for the beatification and canonization of her. Sr. Lucia was one of three witnesses to the apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Fatima, Portugal, in 1917. The Congregation for the Causes of Saints stated on February 13, 2008, late in the afternoon, that the pope had decided to waive the traditional five-year waiting period that is generally necessary following the death of a servant of God before the initiation of his or her case for sainthood.
Sister Lucia died in 2005 in Coimbra, Portugal, where she lived from 1948 until 2005.
At the conclusion of the Mass, the Portuguese cardinal declared that Benedict XVI had chosen to “dispense with the two years that elapsed between the opening of the case of Sister Lucia dos Santos and the opening of the case of Sister Lucia dos Santos.” The Pope is the only one who has the authority to lift the five-year moratorium on the filing of a lawsuit.
In addition to Mother Teresa of Calcutta (1910-1997), who was granted a special dispensation in December 1998 (14 months after her death), Pope John Paul II was granted a similar dispensation in May 2005.
On the airways of Radio Vatican, Bishop Antonio Augusto dos Santos Marto of Leira-Fatima expressed his “pleasure” in the following words: According to the Portuguese bishop, “I speak not only in my own name, but also on behalf of the shrine and of the visitors.” ‘The good news and novelty of the Vatican’s declaration granting a dispensation from the canonical delay in order to commence the beatification process for Sister Lucia has been greeted by all of us with delight and thanks to the Holy Father.’ In other words, it implies that we recognize and acknowledge the value of a witness to the apparitions and message of Fatima who was the first person to experience the holiness to which the very message of Fatima is inviting us.
For us, it has been a genuine joy: we are delighted exactly because the significance of the Fatima message has been thrown into sharp perspective as a result.” On the spiritual personality of Sister Lucia, the bishop of Coimbra stated: “Sister Lucia was 97 years old when she died, but she had been a witness and a living memory of the Fatima message for over 100 years before she died.” Her greatest strength was that she attempted to embody the lesson in its simplest form.
- According to her Memoirs and her own life, she was a particular admirer of the beauty of God, as we can see in her writings and actions.
- In this aspect, she was contagious, since people could sense her energy, and as a result, they flocked to her every opportunity to see her and hear her speak, which she took advantage of.
- Because she was so straightforward and approachable, her holiness became widely known.
- Specifically, it refers to the most dramatic and tragic events in twentieth-century history, as well as to the sufferings of mankind, as well as the sorrows of the Church and of the martyrs of the twentieth century, as well as the cause of peace.
- It is a call to place God’s worship in His trinitarian mystery of love at the heart of the life of the Church and the life of the rest of the universe.
The meaning of this passage is particularly relevant today because it calls on the faithful not to be content with the triviality and fatality of evil in the world, and as a result, they are to feel compelled to make reparation, i.e., to renew their lives and the world, beginning with the renewal of their hearts.
Editor: Note that, in the words of St.
It is also worth emphasizing that reparation is synonymous with the forgiveness of sins.
If we listen to the bishop, the message of Fatima would no longer be an invitation to prayer and penance (according to the terminology of the time!
), but rather an incitation to prayer and to the rebirth of the heart, of life, and of the world, as the bishop has said it should be. Was it really worth it, in the end, to show the three small shepherds the truth of hell, which is the result of their sin?
Obituary: Sister Lucia dos Santos
Sor (Sister) Lucia de Jesus dos Santos, a Portuguese Carmelite nun known across the globe as Sor (Sister) Lucia de Jesus dos Santos, has died at the age of 97. She was regarded as one of the most prominent women in the history of the Catholic Church throughout the twentieth century. As the final surviving member of the three pastorinhos, or tiny shepherds, who claimed to have had a series of visions of the Virgin Mary near the town of Fatima, in the south-eastern province of Leiria, in 1917, she was the last to be found.
According to Vatican officials, the Pope was taken by surprise by her death, which occurred just as he was recovering from a recent illness.
However, the Vatican’s recognition of the visions in 1930, declaring them to be “worthy of belief” – as well as of prophecies Lucia claimed the Virgin Mary had given her – transformed Fatima into one of Catholicism’s most revered pilgrimage destinations, with visits from Catholics ranking it as Portugal’s third most popular tourist attraction after Lisbon and Lisbon Airport.
- Lucia’s cousins were also beatified in 2000.
- Fatima was 10 years old when she, her younger cousins, Francisco and Jacinta Marto, and their brother and sister were tending the family’s sheep on May 13, 1917, a date that is now celebrated by Catholics as the Feast of Our Lady of Fatima.
- They continued to do so, according to Lucia’s later account, until October 13 of that year, after which the vision disappeared.
- The so-called three mysteries of Fatima, the first two of which were released by the Catholic church when they looked to have come true, were written down by her later on in her journal.
- The second secret was that Lucia would die soon after the miracle of Fatima.
Lucia described the Virgin Mary as stating, “Russia will disseminate its errors across the globe, inciting wars and persecution of the church,” however she subsequently admitted that, as a kid, she had imagined that “Russia” was “a woman, a terrible lady,” and that she had misinterpreted the statement.
- Throughout the twentieth century, the Vatican maintained a tight lid on the matter, fearing that it might incite an attack on church leaders, including the Pope.
- The date of the effort, May 13, was the same as the date on which the small shepherds first appeared to them in 1917, and the date of the attempt was a coincidence.
- He brought one of the gunman’s 9mm rounds with him, which he put in the statue of the Virgin’s crown as a symbol of his victory.
- Her beatification appears to be a foregone conclusion, as long as the necessary amount of time has lapsed.
- Lucia passed away in her chamber in the Carmelite convent of Santa Teresa in the Portuguese city of Coimbra, where she had resided since 1948 and had suffered from deafness, blindness, and illness for several years.
- In response to the initial opposition she encountered from Portuguese clergy, Lucia entered a convent school in Oporto in 1923, and then went on to a novitiate in Spain, where she was ordained in 1928 under the name Lucia de Jesus.
- Following her initial burial in the convent grounds, her remains are scheduled to be transported to the shrine of Fatima, which is near to the location where she had her visions, the last of which drew 50,000 onlookers, with millions more having since come to pay their respects.
Sister Lucia’s death was commemorated with a national day of grief, and campaigning for the general election scheduled for next Sunday was halted for two days. Lucia de Jesus dos Santos was born on March 22, 1907, and died on February 13, 2005, at the age of 91.
The Canonization of Saints Jacinta and Francisco on the 100th Anniversary of Our Lady of Fatima
Incense is used by Pope Francis as he venerates a statue of Our Lady of Fatima during the canonization Mass of Saints Francisco and Jacinta Marto, as photographed by Paul Haring for the Catholic News Service. On his way to Fatima today, Pope Francis said a Mass in which he canonized the two shepherd children, Jacinta Marto and her elder brother Francisco, who had previously been beatified by Pope John Paul II in 2000. The lives of these holy children show truth to Jesus’ words, “Let the children come to me, and do not hinder them; for the kingdom of heaven belongs to those who are like them” (Matthew 19:14).
- Jacinta was just seven years old at the time, and Francisco was nine at the time.
- A flu outbreak struck the next year, and Francisco and Jacinta fell ill as a result of the illness.
- When their older cousin entered religious life in the Carmelite order, Sister Lucia was asked to write a collection of memoirs, which are now available online, you can see the innocence and purity of Jacinta and Francisco, which characterizes the simple faith of children.
- Sister Lucia passed away in 2005, and her petition for canonization is still pending with the Vatican.
- According to the mayor of that town, Francisco and Jacinta had been cooked in oil and that they would suffer the consequences if they did not deny having seen our Blessed Mother.
- Cardinal Saraiva Martins argues that it was the children’s heroism in their lives, as well as their life of prayer and their turning to God, that made the event really holy.
The children benefit most from their example of faith, love, prayerfulness, and sacrifice, but people of all ages can be inspired by their example as we recall how Jesus urged us to be similarly lowly and “poor in spirit,” saying, “Amen, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will not enter the kingdom of heaven.” (Matthew5:3,18:3) Our new saints, in particular, may look to the “Lady in white” as a symbol and light, guiding us not just to pray for global peace every day, but also to seek the peace in our souls that only Jesus can provide.
Santuário de Fátima
Following the completion of the diocesan phase of the procedure for the canonization of Sister Lucia de Jesus (1907-2005), one of the three seers of Fatima, it will now be transferred to the competence of the Holy See and Pope Francis. In a communication issued today by the Diocese of Coimbra, which was published in the diocesan journal «Correio de Coimbra», the diocese where the religious sister died and the process began on April 30, 2008, by decision of then-bishop Albino Cleto, the announcement was made that she had died in the diocese where she had died.
This is according to the diocese’s communication.
Following the Closing Session, all of the information gathered will be delivered to the Congregation for the Causes of the Saints in Rome, which will ensure that it receives a proper follow-up in accordance with the Church’s recognized norms and procedures.
Carlos Cabecinhas, stated in a statement to the Shrine’s Press Room that he had received the news with “great delight” and that this joy “makes the Shrine and its pilgrims accountable regarding their principal task: prayer.” “The challenge that I leave for everyone is that you all pray for the process to come to a close as quickly as possible,” said the rector of the Shrine of Fatima, noting that “we are all aware of the importance of Sister Lucia, the seer who lived for more years; her fame of holiness; and what is expected is that we may support with our prayer a complex process, but one in which we are confident will be well received.” Moreover, in a statement to the Press Room of the Shrine of Fatima, the vice-postulator for the cause of Sister Lucia’s canonization indicated that the procedure had taken many years due to the “number of papers that remained and the necessity to work on them very thoroughly.” “Each page that Sister Lucia wrote had to be meticulously examined, and we’re talking about a universe of ten thousand letters that we were able to collect, as well as a diary with 2000 pages, in addition to other more personal texts,” said Sister ngela Coelho, who is also a postulator for the cause of canonization of blessed Francisco and Jacinta Marto, the brothers who, according to the testimony recognized by the Catholic Church, witnessed the In the words of the vice-postulator, the process for the beatification of Sister Lucia has to take into consideration the fact that we are dealing with “a woman who lived almost 98 years, who corresponded with Popes, from Pius XII to John Paul II, with cardinals, and with a plethora of other individuals.” In addition to mentioning several witnesses who have been heard, she stated that “the fame of holiness and the fame of signs in Sister Lucia are very consistent.” “I am, therefore, very happy with the conclusion of this stage,” she said, pointing out that “the fame of holiness and the fame of signs in Sister Lucia are very consistent.” At this point in the diocesan process, around 30 persons worked full time, 18 of whom were theologians and 8 of whom were members of the historic commission.
- Sister Lucia de Jesus (1907-2005) was a Carmelite nun for 57 years, and she has been buried at the Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary, in the Shrine of Fatima, since 2006.
- She was one of three youngsters who, according to their claims, witnessed six apparitions of Our Lady at Cova da Iria between May 1917 and October 1917, and whose accounts have been accepted by the Catholic Church as authentic.
- This information is forwarded to the Holy See, and if the investigation of the papers reveals that the “servant of God” is worthy of the title “venerable,” the “servant of God” is proclaimed thus.
- When another miracle is formally recognized following the beatification of the blessed, the blessed is elevated to the status of saint.
- The canonization is an act reserved to the Pope.
- with the Closing Session, which will be followed by a Mass of Thanksgiving.
The concert “My way” will take place in the New See of Coimbra in the evening, at around 9:30 p.m., and will include the Lisbon Cantata Symphonic Choir, the Children’s Choir of the Coimbra Regional Conservatory, and the Classic Orchestra of the Center.
October Q&A — Fatima Centennial
1. Lucia was ten years old when Our Lady came to Fatima to pay her a visit. Lucia was taken to a school operated by the Sisters of St Dorothy after Our Lady made many visits to her. When she reached the appropriate age, she decided to become a nun. Despite the fact that Sister Lucia was working for the Blessed Mother on a large amount of work, it took a very long time for her to do it all. She was alive for an extremely lengthy period of time. When Sister Lucia passed away in 2005, how old was she?
- Fortunately, she recovered.
- If Our Blessed Mother grants Lucia’s plea, she has promised to do something special for her.
- What exactly was this expression of gratitude?
- What was one of the methods that Sister was given by Jesus and Mary in order to do this?
She came to the Vatican with the Holy Trinity, which includes God the Father, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit, to beg the Pope to do something really vital to bring peace to the world.
the consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Our Lady is the answer The writing of the narrative of Fatima was yet another task assigned to Sister Lucia by Our Lady of Fatima.
Sister wrote about her first Confession and first Holy Communion, which she shared in her essay.
While she was praying, something occurred.
Sixth, what did Lucia have to say about the first time she accepted Jesus in the Eucharistic celebration?
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1. The children of Fatima were Lucia Dos Santos, who was ten years old, and her cousins Francisco Marto, who was nine, and Jacinta Marto, who was seven years old. Lucia was the youngest of seven children, one of them died while she was a youngster. Francisco and Jacinta were the youngest of eight children; four died during the flu epidemic of 1918/1919, and one son was killed in action during World War I. Francisco and Jacinta were the youngest of eight children; four died during the flu epidemic of 1918/1919, and one son was killed in combat during World War I.
- A single parent of the children first believed in the genuineness of the apparitions, and that parent was the only one to do so later on.
- After the apparitions ceased, Lucia was subjected to physical and mental torture at the hands of her mother and sisters, who did not believe her until after the apparitions had finished.
- They are not deceitful.
- JACINTA and Francisco’s paternal grandfather, Ti Marco, provided the answer.
- However, only two of the children were able to hear what the Angel and Our Lady said, and Lucia was the only one who spoke.
- LUCIA AND JACINTA are the correct answers.
Lucia was devastated by this news, as she would lose her cousins, her best friends, and her sole confidants as a result of this tragedy.
THE ANSWER IS: “ARE YOU THE RECIPIENT OF A GREAT DEAL?
I will never leave you or forsake you.” 4.
Sister Lucia lived a very long life, and following the 1917 apparitions, Jesus and Mary appeared to her on other occasions throughout her life.
What exactly were they?
They were both beatified by Pope St.
The first miracle was approved on May 13, 2000, and the second miracle was approved on May 13, 2000.
BEATIFIED BEAUTIFUL AND SAINTS CANONIZED ARE THE RESULT OF THIS.
After completing her secondary education, Lucia joined the Sisters of Saint Dorothy, the nuns who had supplied her with her education.
Sister Lucia was granted permission to move to the Discalced Carmelites on October 13, 1917, as promised throughout the vision on October 13, 1917.
ANSWER:BAREFOOTSister Lucia passed away in 2005 at the age of 97 and is buried among her two cousins in the famous church of Fatima, Portugal.
Since her bishop filed her petition for canonization to the Vatican in February of 2017, we have been waiting for the acceptance of the first miracle necessary for her beatification.
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1. Lucia Dos Santos, who was ten years old, had a bubbly demeanor. She was the youngster who drew the attention of all the other children. Her cousins, Francisco and Jacinta, had a special affection for her and wished to follow in her footsteps in whatever she accomplished. Lucia got her First Holy Communion when she was six years old, during a time when the typical receiving age was ten years old. Because of her strong desire to accept and her extensive understanding of the Faith, she was granted a special permission to do so.
- When she raised her eyes to the statue, Our Lady greeted her with a smile.
- In her life, she dedicated herself to achieving the job assigned to her by Heaven: “to make the Immaculate Heart of Mary known and adored throughout the globe.” In 2005, she passed away at the age of 97.
- There are four phases in the process of canonization: Are you aware of the next three steps to take and what is necessary to progress from one step to the next?
- STEP3 – “BLESSED” THE CANDIDATE HAS BEEN GRANTED THE FIRST MIRACLE BY GOD AND HAS BEEN APPROVED BY THE CONGREGATION; STEP4 – “SAINT” THE CANDIDATE HAS BEEN GRANTED A SECOND APPROVED MIRACLE BY GOD AND HAS BEEN APPROVED BY THE CONGREGATION.
- Francisco Marto was nine years old when Our Lady of Fatima came to him.
- He enjoyed pulling practical jokes on others, which may get out of hand at times.
- Following the apparitions, Francisco discovered something about which he was deeply concerned: sin and the harm it does to Our Lord.
Immediately following the apparitions, a great number of pilgrims descended in Fatima in large numbers.
What was the response that Francisco gave to this question?
I DESIRE TO DIE AND GO TO HEAVEN FOREVER.
He appeared to be regaining his strength on a few of occasions, but he was well aware that this sickness would eventually take his life.
His good fortune happened the day before The Blessed Mother arrived to bring him into the presence of the Father in Heaven.
Similarly to St Therese of Lisieux, she had a strong and forceful attitude; she was spoilt and prone to pouting when she didn’t get her way, and she was a little spoiled on the inside.
Previously, she had seen an image of Jesus as the Good Shepherd, with a lamb slung across her shoulders.
Jacinta was granted a vocation in the same way that her brother was.
All of her sorrows and prayers were put up in service of this goal.
When Our Lady visited Jacinta a few months before her death, she asked her if she would be prepared to suffer for a longer period of time in order to save more souls from hell, a request that was enthusiastically granted by this little girl.
In honor of Our Lady, she was buried in a worn Communion dress that had been fastened with a blue ribbon.
What was it about this event that was so noteworthy?
John Paul II declared Francisco and Jacinta to be saints and beatified them both.
The three shepherds of Fatima were always looking for ways to offer sacrifice in reparation for sin and the conversion of sinners.
After some time she noticed it caused her pain.
The children wore the rope all day and all night from then on and it often caused them to bleed.
During the September 13th apparition Our Lady mentions this rope. What did she say? ANSWER:”GOD IS PLEASED WITH YOUR SACRIFICES. HE DOES NOT WANT YOU TO SLEEP WITH THE ROPE. BUT ONLY WEAR IT DURING THE DAY.”
Making a Pilgrimage for the Canonization of Fátima Siblings (Published 2017)
Patricia De Melo Moreira/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images is credited with this image. They approached on bended knees. Thousands of Roman Catholics from all over the globe came in Fátima this week on a pilgrimage to the Portuguese village where three impoverished shepherd children claimed to have seen a vision of the Virgin Mary 100 years ago, and where they are still staying. On Saturday, Pope Francis canonized Jacinta Marto and Francisco Marto, two of the shepherd children who died in their care.
Many of the pilgrims had to crawl the final few yards to a shrine complex in Fátima, where the children, along with an older cousin, Lucia de Jesus dos Santos, claimed to have seen the apparitions six times between May 13, 1917, and October 13, 1917, when Jacinta was seven, Francisco was nine, and Lucia was ten, according to the Vatican.
- The younger children were elevated to sainthood as a result of a miracle ascribed to them.
- It was Lucia who died in 2005, at the age of 97, and whose beatification process commenced in 2008.
- The main square, which has a capacity of 600,000 people, was completely packed.
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- This year’s canonization ceremony was held in Fátima’s main square, which was soaked by torrential rains on Friday afternoon.
- There had been a lot of people there praying and reciting rosaries in front of the Madonna, and many of them had spent days there in silence.
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After seeing numerous more visions of Mary and eventually becoming a nun, Lucia authored multiple memoirs in which she exposed the details of the children’s visions as well as the three mysteries.
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A prediction of the 1981 assassination attempt on Pope John Paul II, who acknowledged the Madonna of Fátima with sparing his life when a Turkish gunman tried to assassinate him on May 13, 1981, was made from the apparition to the world.
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After a Brazilian youngster suffered a catastrophic brain damage, the Vatican declared his recovery to be the miracle that would allow two children to be declared saints.
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Lucas was 5 at the time of the accident.
Baptista and his wife, as well as Brazilian Carmelite nuns, were interceded for by him and his wife.
However, six days later, he regained consciousness and began speaking, and he was eventually released from the hospital.
“To assist in living more completely” in accordance with Christ’s teaching, according to Pope BenedictXVI, the goal of the Fátima visions, which he has characterized as “private revelations” as opposed to a “public revelation” such as the Bible, is “to help live more fully.”
Miracles inherent to any canonization, Chicago native says
When the apparitions of Mary took place in Fatima, Portugal in 1917, Jacinta and Francisco Marto were photographed with their cousin Lucia dos Santos (on the right) in a file photo shot around the same time. With his approval, Pope Francis has recognized a miracle that has been attributed to the intercession of two of the shepherd children, clearing the door for their canonization in the future. (Photo courtesy of the CNS) It is sometimes necessary to perform a miracle. And that’s exactly what you get on occasion.
- The canonization of Jacinda and Francisco Marto, two of the three shepherd children who beheld the Marian apparitions in 1917, took place earlier in May, during which he led a party of around 39 pilgrims to Fatima to witness the event.
- Lucia de Jesus dos Santos, the third of the children, was a Carmelite nun when she died in 2005 at the age of 97.
- She has been designated as a Servant of God, which is the first significant step on the road to being canonized.
- The miracle was the second to be attributed to the intercession of the infant saints.
Every canonization cause, according to O’Neill, “inherent in it is the hunt for miraculous signs.” “I believe it to be an excellent instrument for evangelism.” It goes without saying that saints are saints due to their sanctity, not due to the miracles that have been credited to their intercession.
- Nowadays, the majority of miracles are of a medical nature.
- As O’Neill put it, “the Vatican is effectively attempting to demonstrate that there was no miracle.” People must have been praying for the intercession of the probable saint at the same moment, according to O’Neill, and not for the intercession of any other saints.
- Catholics can always pray to Jesus and Mary, as well as to the person who is being considered for sainthood, whenever they choose.
- “You’re taking a significant risk in certain ways,” he explained.
- He has conducted interviews with members of the teams tasked with investigating potential sainthood candidates, as well as with those who have received miraculous healings.
It has been commemorated as a feast day since 1915 and has had the blessing of every pope since Benedict XV in that year. “It’s the ideal setting in which to speak of miracles,” O’Neill explained. More information about O’Neill’s ministry may be found at miraclehunter.com. Articles that are related
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