100th Anniversary of Mary’s Appearance at Fatima

May 13, 2017

From the Catholic News Agency:

Today, on the 100th anniversary of Mary’s first appearance at Fatima, Pope Francis will canonize Jacinta and Francisco Marto, two of the three shepherd children who witnessed the Marian apparitions.

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A press conference preceding the Pope’s arrival highlighted the miracle that paved the way for their canonization. The miracle involved a Brazilian boy named Lucas, who was miraculously healed through the intercession of the shepherd children.

Jacinta and Francisco both died before age 10 and will become the youngest non-martyrs to be canonized. Sister Lucia, the third visionary, lived much longer, dying in 2005 at the age of 97. The Church is currently examining documents and collecting testimonies for her beatification cause.

To read the entire story, go to: http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/this-is-the-miracle-that-led-to-the-fatima-childrens-canonization-47540/?platform=hootsuite

 

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