Oil Dedicated to Blessed Lindalva de Oliveira (martyr)
Blessed Lindalva de Oliveira was born on 20 October 1953 at Sitio Malhada da Areia, Brazil. Lindalva’s father, João Justo da Fé, a farmer, was a widower. His second marriage was to Maria Lúcia de Oliveira. Little Lindalva was the sixth of 13 children born to the couple.
Her family was not well-off, but rich in the Christian faith. João moved his family to Açu so his children could attend school, and after many sacrifices he was able to buy a house where the family still resides today. Besides following her mother’s good example, Lindalva demonstrated a natural inclination toward the poorer children and spent much time with them. She held various jobs in retail sales and as a cashier at a petrol station
At age 12, Lindalva received First Holy Communion, and during her school years she was always happy to help the less fortunate. Later, while living with her brother, Djalma, and his family in Natal, she received an administrative assistant’s diploma in 1979.
She prudently distanced herself from him and was cautious in his regard. Nonetheless, he explicitly declared his lustful intentions towards her. A simple solution would have been for Sr Lindalva to leave.