Sr Maria Lúcia de Jesus Rosa Dos Santos

Sr Maria Lúcia de Jesus Rosa Dos Santos

Birth
Aljustrel, Ourém Municipality, Santarém, Portugal
Death
13 Feb 2005 (aged 97)
Coimbra, Coimbra Municipality, Coimbra, Portugal
Burial
Fatima, Ourém Municipality, Santarém, Portugal
Memorial ID
10468533 View Source

Religious Figure. In 1917, she and her cousins, Jacinta and Francisco Marto, said that the Virgin Mary appeared to them at Fatima on the 13th of each month for five months beginning May 13, ending on October 13. The apparitions predicted world wars and the resurgence of Christianity in Russia. A third prediction, shrouded in mystery for decades, was later interpreted by the Church in the person of Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger (later Pope Benedict XVI) as foretelling the assassination attempt on Pope John Paul II in May of 1981. Francisco died of influenza in 1919; Jacinta died of influenza and tuberculosis in 1920. Lúcia became Sister Lúcia of Jesus and of the Immaculate Heart, a Carmelite nun. Pope John Paul II visited the shrine of Fatima three times during his papacy and spent time with Sister Lúcia during his 1991 trip. He credited the Blessed Virgin's intervention for his survival after an assassination attempt. That shooting, on May 13, occurred on the feast of Our Lady of Fatima. On one visit, the pope placed a bullet which had penetrated his body into the crown of the Cathedral's Fatima statue. The government proclaimed a national day of mourning when Lúcia's funeral was held in Coimbra. Sister Lucia's body was temporarily buried at the Convent of Carmelitas in Coimbra but was later moved to its final location in the Basilica near the tombs of Jacinta and Francisco Marto.Lúcia de Jesus Rosa dos Santos, O.C.D., also known as Lúcia of Fátima and by her religious name Sister Maria Lúcia of Jesus and of the Immaculate Heart, was a Portuguese Catholic O.C.D. nun and one of the three children, including her cousins, Francisco and Jacinta Marto, who claimed to have witnessed Marian apparitions in Fátima in 1917.The last surviving witness to whom the Virgin Mary is said to have appeared in a series of apparitions in Portugal in 1917 has died aged 97. Sister Lucia de Jesus dos Santos died at the convent where she had been living since the 1940s, the Roman Catholic Church said. She was one of three shepherd children who claimed they spoke to the Virgin Mary near Fatima town over six months. The apparitions turned Fatima into one of Catholicism's most revered sites. The Virgin Mary is said to have revealed prophecies of key 20th Century events, including the end of World War I, the start of World War II and the rise and fall of Soviet communism. The Church believes the third "secret", not unveiled until 2000, foretold the attempted assassination of Pope John Paul on 13 May 1981, the anniversary of one of the 1917 apparitions. Sister Lucia was just 10 when she and her two younger cousins, Francisco Marto and his sister Jacinta, are said to have seen the Virgin Mary above an olive tree near the central town of Fatima. She was the only one who claimed to have heard clearly what the Virgin Mary said. While her cousins both died within three years of the apparitions ending, during the flu pandemic, Sister Lucia went on to write down what she had been told. The first two parts of the prophecy were known for decades and interpreted as predicting the world wars. But the third prophecy was kept secret and sparked much speculation about its content. When the Vatican revealed its interpretation of the vision, the Pope credited the Madonna of Fatima with his survival following the 1981 attempt on his life by Turkish gunman Mehmet Ali Agca in St Peter's Square. The Pope made several visits to Fatima - along with pilgrims from all over the world - and first met Sister Lucia during a trip in 1991. He travelled to Fatima in 2000 to beatify Francisco and Jacinta, and steps are expected to be taken to beatify Sister Lucia as well.

Religious Figure. In 1917, she and her cousins, Jacinta and Francisco Marto, said that the Virgin Mary appeared to them at Fatima on the 13th of each month for five months beginning May 13, ending on October 13. The apparitions predicted world wars and the resurgence of Christianity in Russia. A third prediction, shrouded in mystery for decades, was later interpreted by the Church in the person of Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger (later Pope Benedict XVI) as foretelling the assassination attempt on Pope John Paul II in May of 1981. Francisco died of influenza in 1919; Jacinta died of influenza and tuberculosis in 1920. Lúcia became Sister Lúcia of Jesus and of the Immaculate Heart, a Carmelite nun. Pope John Paul II visited the shrine of Fatima three times during his papacy and spent time with Sister Lúcia during his 1991 trip. He credited the Blessed Virgin's intervention for his survival after an assassination attempt. That shooting, on May 13, occurred on the feast of Our Lady of Fatima. On one visit, the pope placed a bullet which had penetrated his body into the crown of the Cathedral's Fatima statue. The government proclaimed a national day of mourning when Lúcia's funeral was held in Coimbra. Sister Lucia's body was temporarily buried at the Convent of Carmelitas in Coimbra but was later moved to its final location in the Basilica near the tombs of Jacinta and Francisco Marto.Lúcia de Jesus Rosa dos Santos, O.C.D., also known as Lúcia of Fátima and by her religious name Sister Maria Lúcia of Jesus and of the Immaculate Heart, was a Portuguese Catholic O.C.D. nun and one of the three children, including her cousins, Francisco and Jacinta Marto, who claimed to have witnessed Marian apparitions in Fátima in 1917.The last surviving witness to whom the Virgin Mary is said to have appeared in a series of apparitions in Portugal in 1917 has died aged 97. Sister Lucia de Jesus dos Santos died at the convent where she had been living since the 1940s, the Roman Catholic Church said. She was one of three shepherd children who claimed they spoke to the Virgin Mary near Fatima town over six months. The apparitions turned Fatima into one of Catholicism's most revered sites. The Virgin Mary is said to have revealed prophecies of key 20th Century events, including the end of World War I, the start of World War II and the rise and fall of Soviet communism. The Church believes the third "secret", not unveiled until 2000, foretold the attempted assassination of Pope John Paul on 13 May 1981, the anniversary of one of the 1917 apparitions. Sister Lucia was just 10 when she and her two younger cousins, Francisco Marto and his sister Jacinta, are said to have seen the Virgin Mary above an olive tree near the central town of Fatima. She was the only one who claimed to have heard clearly what the Virgin Mary said. While her cousins both died within three years of the apparitions ending, during the flu pandemic, Sister Lucia went on to write down what she had been told. The first two parts of the prophecy were known for decades and interpreted as predicting the world wars. But the third prophecy was kept secret and sparked much speculation about its content. When the Vatican revealed its interpretation of the vision, the Pope credited the Madonna of Fatima with his survival following the 1981 attempt on his life by Turkish gunman Mehmet Ali Agca in St Peter's Square. The Pope made several visits to Fatima - along with pilgrims from all over the world - and first met Sister Lucia during a trip in 1991. He travelled to Fatima in 2000 to beatify Francisco and Jacinta, and steps are expected to be taken to beatify Sister Lucia as well.

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