Thursday, 20 May 2010

Pope: An indelible sign of the love of Mary is at Fatima

vatican — 14 May 2010 — On Thursday morning, Benedict XVI arrived in silent prayer before the tombs of the young shepherds at Fatima, witnesses of the Marian apparitions between May 13 and October 13, 1917 . Inside the Basilica of the Shrine of Fatima, in fact, lie the sister and brother, Jacinta and Francisco Marto, who were beatified by Pope John Paul II ten years ago, and Lucia de Jesus, who later became Sister Maria Lucia of the Immaculate Heart, and whose cause for beatification was launched February 13, 2008, on the third anniversary of her death. The Virgin revealed to them the horizon of hope which never disappoints, and of a love that can comfort even those in danger of succumbing to the "quicksand of sickness". ...

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