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  • Pope consecrates world to immaculate heart of Mary

    10/13/2013 6:13:00 AM PDT · by markomalley · 102 replies
    Radio Vaticana ^ | 10/13/2013
    The Pope celebrated mass in St Peter’s square this morning in honour of the Marian Day, an event organised as part of the Year of Faith on the anniversary of the final apparition of the Blessed Virgin Mary at Fatima (13th of October 1917). Please find below the full text of Pope Francis’ homily in English translation. In the Psalm we said: “Sing to the Lord a new song, for he has done marvelous things” (Ps 98:1). Today we consider one of the marvelous things which the Lord has done: Mary! A lowly and weak creature like ourselves, she was...
  • The Controversy Over the Third Secret: Objections and Responses [Catholic Caucus]

    05/14/2013 2:38:33 PM PDT · by NYer · 4 replies
    Insight Scoop ^ | May 13, 2013 | Carl E. Olson
    The Controversy Over the Third Secret: Objections and Responses | Fr. Andrew Apostoli, C.F.R. | Appendix D from Fatima For Today: The Urgent Marian Message of Hope The Third Secret has been dealt with in two chapters in this book. Chapter 8 presented the content of the Third Secret as Lucia, Francisco and Jacinta saw it revealed to them. Chapter 16 presented how Sister Lucia wrote the Third Secret on a separate manuscript and then placed it in a sealed envelope. The chapter also traces what popes John XXIII, Paul VI and John Paul II did after reading it. The...
  • Papal Visit to Portugal: Text of the Secret of Fátima with Commentary

    05/11/2010 1:42:30 PM PDT · by NYer · 1 replies · 312+ views
    EWTN ^ | May 11, 2010
    INTRODUCTION   As the second millennium gives way to the third, Pope John Paul II has decided to publish the text of the third part of the “secret of Fatima”. The twentieth century was one of the most crucial in human history, with its tragic and cruel events culminating in the assassination attempt on the “sweet Christ on earth”. Now a veil is drawn back on a series of events which make history and interpret it in depth, in a spiritual perspective alien to present-day attitudes, often tainted with rationalism. Throughout history there have been supernatural apparitions and signs which go to the heart...
  • Review of The 13th Day

    10/20/2009 3:38:21 PM PDT · by Dajjal · 7 replies · 543+ views
    Catholic Family News ^ | Nov., 2009 | John Vennari
    Review of The 13th Day by John Vennari In the spring of this year, I saw the riveting trailer for The 13th Day, and looked forward to its release with great anticipation. I recently viewed the movie itself. The film is good, though there are some aspects I found disappointing. The 13th Day has many fine moments. The actress who portrays Lucia’s mother is superb, and even a bit terrifying. The movie contains the best portrayal of the Miracle of the Sun I’ve seen. It is filmed in black and white, except when Our Lady brings everything to color, which...
  • Fatima: The secret's out, despite claims to the contrary

    05/11/2007 1:27:17 PM PDT · by NYer · 49 replies · 1,556+ views
    CNS ^ | May 11, 2007 | Cindy Wooden
    Fatima: The secret's out, despite claims to the contrary By Cindy WoodenCatholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Despite claims there are still secrets connected to the apparition of Our Lady of Fatima, Pope Benedict XVI and his secretary of state said the entire message has been published and has been interpreted accurately. The Marian apparitions to three children in Fatima, Portugal, began 90 years ago May 13, and Pope John Paul II ordered the so-called "third secret" of Fatima to be published in 2000. As the Fatima anniversary approached, the Vatican bookstore was selling copies of "The Last Fatima...
  • “The Fourth Secret of Fatima”

    12/15/2006 8:27:49 PM PST · by Dajjal · 77 replies · 1,699+ views
    Catholic Family News ^ | January, 2007 | John Vennari
    “The Fourth Secret of Fatima”Mainstream Italian Author Argues Third Secret of Fatima Not Entirely RevealedSecretary of Pope John XXIII Admits There Are Two Textsby John Vennari               On November 22, 2006, Antonio Socci’s Il Quarto Segreto di Fatima (The Fourth Secret of Fatima), hit bookstores in Italy. The author, after much investigation, comes to the conclusion that the Vatican has not formally released the entire Third Secret.              The importance of this book cannot be overemphasized. Mr. Socci is a famous, mainstream Italian author and TV anchor man, not associated with any “traditionalist” group. In fact, he began the project firmly believing...
  • Sister Lucia's Unpublished Writings Released - Visionary Reflects on Marian Apparitions

    06/02/2006 4:21:17 PM PDT · by NYer · 11 replies · 819+ views
    Zenit News Agency ^ | June 2, 2006
    ROME, JUNE 2, 2006 (Zenit.org).- A small book of unpublished writings by Fatima visionary Sister Lucia will soon be published in Italy. The 64-page volume, entitled "The Message of Fatima," focuses on the message of Our Lady of Fatima in relation to events that have taken place. The young Lucia dos Santos witnessed the apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima that began on May 13, 1917, along with Francisco Marto and Jacinta Marto. Sister Lucia died at age 97 in February 2005. For 45 years, the Holy See did not reveal the content of the so-called third secret of Fatima,...
  • Sister Lucia's Remains to Be Moved to Fatima

    01/12/2006 5:12:12 PM PST · by NYer · 5 replies · 350+ views
    Zenit News Agency ^ | June 12, 2006
    ROME, JAN. 12, 2006 (Zenit.org).- The mortal remains of Sister Lucia, who saw apparitions of Our Lady in 1917, will be moved from the Carmelite convent of Coimbra, where she died, to the Shrine of Fatima. The news was confirmed by the Roman Society for Pilgrimages, an institution dependent on the Holy See, which is organizing pilgrimages to the Portuguese shrine for the occasion. The public will be able to take part in the Feb. 19 event, which will included a procession to the Chapel of the Apparitions, Mass, and the transferal of the remains to the basilica. The remains...
  • Mel Gibson Blasts Oscars, Plans Fatima Movie

    03/07/2005 6:03:45 PM PST · by wagglebee · 94 replies · 5,318+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 3/7/05 | Carl Limbacher
    Mel Gibson says he cut scenes from his soon-to-be-re-released blockbuster film, "Passion of the Christ," to tone down the violence that earned it an R rating and kept some people from seeing it. Gibson said he received "truckloads of cards and letters” when the original film was released. "What came up again and again was that a lot of people were turned away because of the brutality in the film and were afraid to watch," he told Raymond Arroyo on EWTN’s "World Over Live" Friday night. "So I thought if I softened it up a bit, I could have a...
  • Sister Lucy's Cell Ordered Sealed By The Vatican

    03/04/2005 7:16:29 PM PST · by Dajjal · 4 replies · 462+ views
    Catholic Family News | March, 2005 | Christopher Ferrara
    SISTER LUCY’S CELL ORDERED SEALED BY THE VATICAN by Christopher Ferrara Catholic Family News March 2005 Sister Lucy of Fatima died on February 13, 2005 -- the same day of the month on which the Fatims apparitions occurred each month for six months. (May - October) in 1917, and the same day of the month on which Ali Agca attempted to assassinate the Pope in 1981. The very next day Vito Messori, one of Italy’s top journalists, whose interview of John Paul II became the best-selling book Crossing the threshold of Hope, broke the stunning news in the Italian daily...
  • What Happened at Fatima

    02/26/2005 7:45:45 AM PST · by DBeers · 8 replies · 852+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | March 7, 2005 | Joseph Bottum
    HERE'S A CURIOUS THOUGHT. Maybe the single most important person in the 20th century's long struggle against communism wasn't Ronald Reagan. Maybe it wasn't Karol Wojtyla or Margaret Thatcher, Lech Walesa or Václav Havel, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn or Mikhail Gorbachev. Maybe it wasn't anyone whose name might leap to a cold warrior's mind--for the most important figure in that long, dark struggle might have been a 10-year-old girl named Lucia dos Santos. You remember her, of course. It was Lucia who went out one day in 1917 with her cousins Francisco and Jacinta Martos to tend the family's sheep--and ended up...
  • Forebodings about the Death of Sister Lucy

    02/26/2005 6:48:19 PM PST · by Land of the Irish · 15 replies · 671+ views
    Tradition in Action | February 2005 | Marian T. Horvat
    HOT TOPICS: Fatima Forebodings about the Death of Sister Lucy Marian T. Horvat The first thing that struck me when I heard that Sister Lucy had died at age 97 on February 13 was: “How sudden and unexpected this news is! It must have been a heart attack, or some other such unforeseen sudden illness.” The last seer died leaving many questions about the Fatima message unresolved. Los Angeles Times, June 27, 2000 But no, it was not. Coimbra Bishop Albino Cleto told Radio Renascença that “she had been weak for several weeks and had not left her cell.”...
  • LAST OF CHILDREN WHO CLAIMED TO SEE VIRGIN MARY DIES AT 97

    02/14/2005 4:02:09 AM PST · by Robert Drobot · 37 replies · 1,708+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 13 Feb 2005 | Editors
    LISBON, PORTUGAL - Sister Lucia Marto, the last of three children who claimed to have seen the Virgin Mary in a series of 1917 apparitions in the town of Fatima, has died, Portuguese media reported. She was 97. Sister Lucia, a Roman Catholic nun, had been ill for the past three months and died Sunday at the Convent of Carmelitas in Coimbra, 120 miles north of Lisbon, TSF radio reported, citing family sources. Lucia and two of her cousins, siblings Jacinta and Francisco, said in 1917 that the Virgin Mary had been appearing to them once a month and predicting...
  • Sister Lucia of Fatima, protectress against communism

    03/03/2005 1:25:11 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 4 replies · 239+ views
    Asia News ^ | 3 March, 2005
    Manila (AsiaNews/UCAN) – Sister Lucia, the last visionary of Fatima who passed away on February 13, could intercede for a resolution of the 36-year-old communist insurgency in the Philippines, this according to Jesuit Father Catalino Arevalo, who spoke at a mass in memory of the Portuguese nun held on February 19 at the Carmelite Chapel in Quezon City, north of Manila. “The first mission of Sister Lucia was to contain communism,” Father Arevalo said. “So we can continue to ask for [her] intercession for the resolution of the communist problem that is present in the Philippines, which in some ways...
  • Mel Gibson to follow up 'The Passion' with Fatima film

    02/28/2005 1:28:36 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 124 replies · 5,245+ views
    Hollywood A-lister buys the rights to the book ‘Stealing from Angels'Fittingly, just ten days after the death of Sr Lucia dos Santos, the last survivor to witness the appearances of the Virgin Mary at the Portuguese town of Fatima in 1917, Mel Gibson has bought the rights to the book ‘Stealing from Angels’. Brian Dullaghan’s novel tells the story of a young Irish man who escapes a dreary life in his hometown only to slip into a life of major crime in New York. Everything changes when he meets Maria and he jumps ship again, this time to Maria’s hometown...
  • Canonization of Fatima's Jacinta, Francisco Likely

    02/23/2005 2:11:50 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 1 replies · 188+ views
    e3mil.com ^ | Wednesday, February 23, 2005
    Lisbon, Feb. 22 (CNA/CWNews.com) - The Portuguese EFE news agency is reporting that the Diocese of Leiria-Fatima has sent the final documents for the canonization of Jacinta and Francisco Marto to the Vatican. The announcement came just days after the death of their cousin, the third seer of Fatima, last week at the age of 97. "I can confirm that the so-called 'Positio,' the final document for the canonization of the two shepherd children, has been sent," said Bishop Serafim Ferreira e Silva during a Mass dedicated to the visionaries of Our Lady of Fatima. He also said the Portuguese...
  • Sister Lucia De Jesus Dos Santos (A Complete Obituary)

    02/22/2005 2:04:38 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 3 replies · 1,645+ views
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | 15/02/2005
    Sister Lucia De Jesus Dos Santos, who died on Sunday aged 97, was the last of the three children said to have seen apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary outside the Portuguese town of Fatima in 1917. Although the Roman Catholic Church is extremely wary of private revelations, several popes have indicated their personal acceptance of the authenticity of the appearances; in 1983, John Paul II beatified the two other children involved. Nevertheless, some commentators, usually outside the Church, have continued to question the authenticity of the miracles, while a tiny minority of Catholics has cast doubts on elements which...
  • Cardinal Bertone Making Contradictions about Fatima, Once Again

    02/17/2005 8:07:46 PM PST · by Dajjal · 115 replies · 1,537+ views
    Catholic Apologetics International ^ | Jan. 19, 2005 | Robert Sungenis
    Cardinal Bertone Making Contradictions about Fatima, Once Again by Robert SungenisWill the disinformation campaign and cover up of Fatima ever cease? Not if that hierarch happens to be Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, the long-time newsmaker and Vatican spokesman on Fatima. Needless to say, my inkling is that Bertone didn't get a chance to see Fr. Gruner's new film on Fatima, but perhaps they don't get PAX television over in Rome. In any case, it still amazes me to see the lengths these prelates will go to in order to dismiss Fatima's ominous portents. Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Amos: I know exactly what...
  • Lucy and the Pirates

    02/16/2005 9:47:31 PM PST · by Dajjal · 5 replies · 362+ views
    Lucy and the Piratesby Mark FellowsFew revelations have been as unconvincing as the Vatican's version of the Third Secret of Fatima. Those who thought, or hoped, that the June 2000 unveiling of the CDF's booklet, The Message of Fatima [1] ended matters are probably surprised by the recent tumult over Fatima in the press. There should be no surprise: For over forty years nearly every tactic------silence, intimidation, bad theology, disinformation, and hired liars------have been used to bury the real Message of Fatima. Yet the cork continues to bob to the surface. The terrorist attacks on September 11 triggered a chain...
  • Questions ... Regarding The Third Secret of Fatima

    02/15/2005 9:16:03 PM PST · by Dajjal · 10 replies · 666+ views
    The Fatima Network ^ | unknown | unknown
    Questions For Msgr. Bertone, Cardinal Ratzinger and Other Vatican Officials Regarding The Third Secret of Fatima and the Consecration of Russia Sister Lucy’s Fourth Memoir includes as part of the Fatima Message these words of the Virgin: “In Portugal the dogma of the faith will always be preserved, etc.” The use of “etc.” by Sister Lucy clearly means the Virgin had more to say, perhaps in the Third Secret, many Fatima scholars believed. A. Why does the Vision of the Third Secret published on June 26 contain no further words of Our Lady? B. What happened to the words...
  • Telling Secrets on the Vatican (re: "Third Secret" of Fatima)

    02/15/2005 8:36:21 PM PST · by Dajjal · 22 replies · 1,384+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | July 2, 2000 | Jon E. Dougherty
    [N.B. click on the Source to get photos and links in the article. --Dajjal] Telling Secrets on the Vatican Controversy Erupts Over Release of Final Fatima Mystery by Jon E. Dougherty WorldNetDaily exclusiveSunday, July 2, 2000 A Catholic priest who says he has seen the original text of the "third secret" of Fatima disputes the official interpretation of the secret released by the Vatican. The Catholic Church says the Virgin Mary passed the secrets of Fatima to three Portuguese children in 1917. (See explanatory sidebar.) The third secret is the final one to be released. [image] A photo, circa 1917,...
  • Alleged Third Secret Handwriting ... (Fatima, Sister Lucia)

    02/15/2005 8:15:43 PM PST · by Dajjal · 3 replies · 468+ views
    These Last Days Ministries ^ | October 14, 2004 (rev.) | Unknown / cites Speckin Forensic Laboratories
    http://www.tldm.org/news/lucys_writing.htm Alleged Third Secret Handwriting Attributed to Sister Lucy Appears to be a Forgery! Speckin Forensic Laboratories, an international forensic firm specializing in forgeries and handwriting (famous for the JonBenet Ramsey case) states, "it is my opinion, based on the documents examined, that the Questioned Document 'Third Secret' can not be identified with the purported known writings of Sister Lucy." (Speckin Report, p. 2) [see website for comparisons between the handwriting of the alleged "Third Secret" and samples of known handwriting of the late Sister Lucia.]
  • Remembering Sister Lucia of Fatima

    02/15/2005 6:37:28 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 1 replies · 464+ views
    The Freeman (Phillipines) ^ | February 16, 2005 | Valeriano S. Avila
    Last Monday evening's big breaking news was the Valentine Day's bombing of a bus in Makati at the corner of EDSA and Ayala Ave,. another one in Davao City and another at the Gaisano Mall in General Santos City. Let's call this the Philippine version of the St. Valentine's Day massacre, where a dozen or so thugs were killed in a gangland war in Chicago in the 30's. The difference of course is that, Al Capone's gang used the famous .45 cal "Tommy Gun", while our terrorists used bombs. It strengthens our beliefs that the insurgency and the separatist movements...
  • Papal praise at Sister Lucia's funeral

    02/15/2005 6:02:11 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 4 replies · 2,526+ views
    Fatima, Feb. 15 (CWNews.com) - Pope John Paul II paid homage to the late Sister Lucia, and recalled his meetings with the Fatima seer, in a letter to Bishop Albinao Cleto of Coimbra, Portugal, where the Carmelite nun died on Sunday. Bishop Cleto made the Pope's message public on February 15, as he presided at a funeral Mass for Sister Lucia. Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone of Genoa attended the funeral as the Pope's representative. In his letter, the Pope said that he could "recall with emotion the different meetings that I had with Sister Lucia," adding that he felt a special...
  • In Portugal, Memories of Sister Lucia Live On

    02/15/2005 5:50:25 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 125+ views
    Zenit ^ | 2005-02-15
    Bishops Recall Fatima Visionary's FaithCOIMBRA, Portugal, FEB. 15, 2005 (Zenit.org).- The death of Sister Lucia, the last of the Fatima visionaries, is considered by many Portuguese bishops to be the passing away of a real "example of faith." The bishops have also praised the Carmelite's discretion, who as the child Lucia dos Santos, together with her cousins Francisco and Jacinta Marto, was the recipient of a message from heaven. "A humble person, she recollected herself in prayer whenever she could," said Bishop Albino Cleto of Coimbra. "She was always available to people who requested an interview but shied away from...
  • Papal Envoy Recalls Sister Lucia's Example

    02/15/2005 5:44:12 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 1 replies · 138+ views
    Zenit ^ | 2005-02-15
    Cardinal Bertone Presides at FuneralVATICAN CITY, FEB. 15, 2005 (Zenit.org).- Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, John Paul II's special envoy to the funeral of Sister Lucia, recalled the last of the Fatima visionaries as "an exceptional woman, but simple." The cardinal archbishop of Genoa, Italy, presided over the funeral this afternoon in the cathedral of Coimbra, the Portuguese town where the witness of the 1917 apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima died last Sunday. She was 97. Portugal officially observed a day of mourning. "All the country's agencies have paused to render homage to the great figure of a 'little shepherdess' who...
  • Mystery Fatima: Death of Lucia Accents Famed Secrets & Area's Hidden History

    02/15/2005 2:41:45 PM PST · by Salvation · 6 replies · 3,820+ views
    SpiritDaily.com ^ | 02-15-05 | SpiritDaily
    MYSTERY FATIMA: DEATH OF LUCIA ACCENTS FAMED SECRETS AND AREA'S HIDDEN HISTORYThere always have been mysteries attached to Fatima -- site of among the most famous apparitions in history -- and there always will. Are there still prophecies to unfold? Did the Pope correctly consecrate Russia to her Immaculate Heart -- as requested during the 1917 apparitions? What about claims that Sister Lucia de Jesus dos Santos, the 97-year-old seer who died Sunday, had said that she would live to see the "triumph" of Mary's Immaculate Heart, as mentioned in the three famous secrets?Did that triumph occur?And is there anything...
  • Sr. Lucia, Fatima, and Islam

    02/15/2005 7:39:20 AM PST · by Destro · 25 replies · 2,079+ views
    renewamerica.us ^ | February 13, 2005 | Matt C. Abbott
    Sr. Lucia, Fatima, and Islam Matt C. Abbott February 13, 2005 Hearing the sad news of the death of Sister Lucia of Fatima (http://www.newsmax.com/archives/ic/2005/2/13/193343.shtml), I again wonder: what was the significance of the Blessed Virgin Mary appearing in that small village in Portugal? After all, nothing from Heaven happens by accident, right? For decades, Communism was the biggest threat in the world, followed closely by Nazism. Now, it is militant Islam that poses the threat (in addition, of course, to legalized abortion, euthanasia, pornography, and the other aspects of what Pope John Paul II has called the "culture of death")....
  • Commentary: It's time to name Satan

    02/14/2005 1:25:43 PM PST · by sauerkraut · 57 replies · 1,348+ views
    UPI ^ | 11 Feb, 2005 | Uwe Siemon-Netto
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- There is no way to understand the horror of priestly pedophilia in the Archdiocese of Boston and elsewhere unless one accepts the existence of the Evil One as a powerful reality. The Catholic celibacy rule is doubtless a contributing factor, as is the collapse of the structure of the priesthood since the Second Vatican Council. But what is Scripture if not the story of a cosmic struggle between God and the Prince of the World, as Luther called Satan? Suppose you were the Devil, extremely intelligent, mighty, and determined to destroy God's creation -- where...
  • Third Secret of Fatima is not fully revealed.

    06/08/2002 5:31:08 PM PDT · by ex-Texan · 19 replies · 1,592+ views
    Sister Lucy writes letter to Pope saying his life is in danger and Third Secret of Fatima is not fully revealed...Inside the Vatican News Service October 26, 2001 ROME -- News has just emerged that Sister Lucia dos Santos, the last surviving Fatima visionary, several weeks ago sent Pope John Paul II a letter reportedly warning him that his life is in danger. According to Vatican sources, the letter, claiming that events spoken of in the "Third Secret" of Fatima had not yet occurred, was delivered sometime after September 11 to John Paul by the bishop emeritus of Fatima, Alberto...
  • Mourning for Fatima seer (Portugal declares day of mourning)

    02/14/2005 12:42:05 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 42 replies · 1,953+ views
    Reuters ^ | Mon Feb 14, 2005
    LISBON (Reuters) - Portugal has declared Tuesday a day of mourning and politicians have cut back election campaigning to mark the death of Lucia de Jesus dos Santos, the last of three children who claimed to have seen the Virgin Mary at Fatima. Dos Santos, who as a child in 1917 described visions which, decades later, the Catholic Church said foretold the attempt to kill Pope John Paul in 1981, died aged 97 on Sunday at her Carmelite convent in Coimbra, 150 km (95 miles) north of Lisbon. She is to be buried at the convent on Tuesday and her...
  • Last child who claimed to see "Virgin Mary" dies

    02/14/2005 2:03:24 PM PST · by missyme · 27 replies · 1,193+ views
    Religion News ^ | Feb 14th, 2005
    Sister Lucia Marto, the last of three children who claimed to have seen the Virgin Mary in a series of 1917 apparitions in the town of Fatima, has died, Portuguese media reported. She was 97. Sister Lucia, a Roman Catholic nun, had been ill for the past three months and died Sunday at the Convent of Carmelitas in Coimbra, 190 kilometers (120 miles) north of Lisbon, TSF radio reported, citing family sources. Prime Minister Pedro Santana Lopes called Lucia's death "very emotional news." Lucia and two of her cousins, siblings Jacinta and Francisco, said in 1917 that the Virgin Mary...
  • Sister Lucia, last remaining witness of Fatima apparitions, dies at 97

    02/13/2005 2:27:18 PM PST · by Unam Sanctam · 55 replies · 3,208+ views
    AFP ^ | Feb. 13, 2005
    LISBON (AFP) - Sister Lucia, the last survivor of the three shepherd children to whom the Virgin Mary is said to have made a series of apparitions in 1917, has died of old age, state television RTP reported. She was 97. She had lived in virtual isolation since 1948 in an old convent in the central Portuguese city of Coimbra that houses the order of the Carmelita Sisters where she dedicated her life to prayer and meditation. Named Lucia de Jesus dos Santos when she was born on March 22, 1907, in recent years she suffered from blindness and deafness....
  • Virgin Mary Child Dies (Lucia of Fatima)

    02/13/2005 3:46:33 PM PST · by Cincinnatus · 177 replies · 7,380+ views
    The Scotsman ^ | Feb 13, 2005 | unknown
    Sister Lucia Marto, the last of three children who claimed to have seen the Virgin Mary in a series of 1917 apparitions, has died, Portuguese media reported today. She was 97.
  • SISTER LUCIA RIP

    02/13/2005 1:31:30 PM PST · by lindsey_123 · 254 replies · 9,935+ views
    I just heard...Sister Lucia passed away! I can't find anything online yet, however...
  • MEL GIBSON VISITS LUCIA OF FATIMA.

    01/10/2005 11:08:23 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 18 replies · 1,632+ views
    Unity Publishing newsletter ^ | January | Richard Salbato
    It can finally be told that Mel Gibson met and talked with Sister Lucia of Fatima at the Convent in Coimbra, Portugal.During lent of 2004 Mel Gibson's movie, "The Passion of Christ" was making news all over the world. From our knowledge of Carmelite Convents, we knew that the Carmelites could not leave the convent and see the film, which we thought would be a great thing for preparation for Good Friday and Easter. But how could we get them the film since it was not yet out on DVD and the convent in Coimbra does not have a TV,...