Oil Dedicated to Ven Lucia of Fatima
Ven Lucia of Fatima the last survivor of the three Portuguese shepherd children. Who told of a series of apparitions of the Virgin Mary in the village of Fátima in 1917. Died on Sunday in her convent in Coimbra, Portugal. She was 97.
In 1930, Roman Catholic Church officials completed. An exhaustive investigation and declared the Fátima apparitions “worthy of belief.”
The site became revered. And tens of thousands of Catholics visited the shrine that built there. Francisco and his sister died in the influenza epidemic of 1918. Sister Lucia lived on to write several memoirs.
In 1942, the church finally disclosed the content of the children’s visions. Based on letters from Lucia to her bishop in 1936. The first secret revelation said to a vision of hell as a warning that people should repent their sins. The second said to be a warning against Russia’s errors and a prophecy. That the country would redeemed by the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
While the visions reported at a time. When the church was under pressure from anticlericalism. Fátima became a shrine for anti-Communists in the context of the Spanish Civil War and the cold war.