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  1. beautiful article

  2. Thank you to Dear Sr Lucy,
    A very informative article on her daily life in the convent. She had a great sense of humour by all accounts.
    A Blessed Person of Our Ladys choosing, Pray for us Sr Lucy in Australia for our young people.
    Your sister in Christ. Eileen.

  3. How wonderful….i have holy envy! How i wish John (my husband) and i could go there one day…please pray for us, we will keep you also in our prayers. God Bless you and all the good works you and your wife do!

  4. Truly a very beautiful story. I am hoping to purchase the book today. Just such a touching and faith Filled journey.

    Andrea MacIntyre

  5. very heart warming

  6. I thoroughly enjoyed your article. You have been blessed to be such close friends with the Sisters. I think it is so wonderful that you learned the Portuguese language so you can communicate better.

  7. Wow. God is so good!

  8. This was a very moving article. I am of Portuguese decent and have followed the Fatima messages for years. In my parochial school. i joined the Fatima Club and we did the first Saturday Devotions. We then went to the convent to complete what Our Lady asked. This as stirred my faith again and commits me to pray more rosaries for the Triumph of Mary’s Immaculate Heart. I can’t wait for the book( I asked for it for Mother’s Day) May Our Lady Bless you for sharing this with us.

    • The Triumph of Mary’s Immaculate Heart will not happen only through our prayers, which certainly will help, but through the obedience of the Pope whom our Lady required to perform the Consecration of Russia to Her Immaculate Heart.
      This Consecration was done by 3 popes but it wasn’t done properly according to the exact requirements of our Lady: In union with all the world’s bishops, and Russia namely, not “the world” or “the universe”.
      The main fruits to reap from this Consecration are still to come: The conversion of Russia (to the catholic faith) and a “period of peace”.
      Where is that period of peace? Where is the conversion of Russia?
      Obviously we didn’t get them because the 3 consecrations , though they were accepted by Heavens (Heavens never rejects our prayers) were not properly performed.
      The main aim of our rosaries must be to beg our Lady to enlighten our Holy Father so that, at last, he will make the Consecration of Russia.

      • In addition, I am a bit sad that a lot of pious catholic websites are spreading the false information that the Consecration of Russia was done and that everyone must cease to bother the Pope with that.
        No, the Consecration wasn’t done.
        When Sr Lucy said that the Consecration act of John Paul II in 1982 had been “accepted by Heavens” this meant that ALL consecrations acts are accepted by Heavens ( for example when I consecrate myself to the Sacred Heart of Jesus) and since Russia wasn’t named, but the “world” instead, we cannot yet get the good fruits our Lady promised.

        • Sister Lucia stated repeatedly that the 1984 consecration conducted by St. Pope John Paul II on March 25 was accepted by Heaven. Her new biography, which was just released in the English edition, shares all the information that Sister Lucia had in her private notes, public memoirs and personal writings. She has been consistent in this matter and said repeatedly that she could do nothing about those who refused to believe it. We are sorry you do not wish to accept her word. Please continue to pray and do penance as Our Lady requested of us.

  9. This is such a beautiful article. You were blessed to have known Sister and to have prayed with her. I was also blessed to have visited Fatima, and will never forget my experience. Such a holy place. Thank you so much for your beautiful article, it brought back so many memories for me. God has truly blessed you and your family.

  10. Thanks for sharing your personal relationship with this modern saint-to-be! So special!
    I always wondered why Sr. Lucia was so closely guarded, it appears, like having to get permission to go anywhere from the Pope…and not able to received visitors without permission…from what I read. Is this due to her fame, a punishment by liberal hierarchy or just part of being a Carmelite?

  11. It is amazing that talking to these sisters and writing to Sr. Lucia was so natural for you, and then when she prayed her rosary, speaking to Heaven was so natural for her. You have been truly brought into a heavenly circle. This article makes the story of Fatima so real. That she would be placed next to her cousins.

  12. In all of history ,God has chosen whom He wants, to be His messengers….Until Jesus returns ,only the simple & humble people will understand God’s reasoning for this. God Bless you and all who pray, “Thy Kingdom come”….

  13. Thank you so much for this article. Sr.Lucia, please pray for me and my family.

  14. I have been a follower of Fatima message since 1982, when I went for a retreat for the first time at our Maria Shirine here in Zambia. This morning when I was doing my morning prayers, I came across this article of Sister Lucia and your encounter with her. Please how can you help me to promote the Fatima message in Zambia, which I would like to do through my Parish Mary Immaculate run by the oblates of Mary Immaculate. I am a widow aged 54 years old and a mother of 4 boys. Waiting to hear from you

  15. You are Blessed and your family too.
    Thank you for sharing your message of Love and devotion to all
    May the Lord and Mother Mary keep you healthy for many many more years.
    I remember to pray for you on your Golden Jubile. 50th Wedding Anniversary.

  16. Beautiful and poignant. Thank you for sharing your experiences!


  17. Beautiful article and many thanks for the sharing. May God bless you and your family.


  18. Beautiful story. Is there any way to obtain the prayer card spoken about in this story?

    • It is available in Coimbra. I will check with the author. Thank you for asking.

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