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TODAY: February 20, 2011
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Sr. Lúcia wrote detailed accounts or "memoirs" of her cousins for their canonization process. These are available for free online in several languages as Fatima in Lúcia’s own words.

Francisco Marto (June 11, 1908–April 4, 1919) and his sister Jacinta Marto (March 11, 1910–February 20, 1920), also known as Blessed Francisco Marto and Blessed Jacinta Marto, together with their cousin, Lúcia dos Santos (1907–2005) were the children from Aljustrel near Fátima, Portugal, who said they reported witnessed three apparitions of an angel in 1916 and several apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary in 1917. Their visions of Our Lady of Fátima proved politically controversial, … [More]