The Intimate Life
of Sister Lucia- Book Review
by Fr. Robert J. Fox
“What I recommend to you above all else is that you get close to the tabernacle and pray. In this you will find the light, the strength, and the grace that you can pass on to others. . . . For this reason they need more and more to pray . . . . Let time be lacking for everything else but never for prayer and you will experience the fact that after prayer you will accomplish a lot in a short period of time”
( p. 317-318)
Lúcia de Jesus Rosa Santos – Sister Lúcia of Jesus and of the Immaculate Heart, better known as Sister Lúcia of Jesus and was a Portuguese visionary and Roman Catholic Discalced Carmelite nun. She was one of the three children who experienced a series of apparitions of the Virgin Mary in Fátima, Portugal in 1917.
Lucia de Jesus dos Santos was born in Aljustrel, a village in the parish of Fátima, Portugal. Her parents were Antonio and Maria Rosa dos Santos. She was the youngest of seven children, six girls and a boy. By 8 she was occupied with the tending of the family’s sheep, accompanied by other boys and girls of the village.
It was while in the company of her cousins, Jacinta and Francisco Marto, that the first heavenly apparition occurred, that of the Angel of Portugal, come to prepare the young trio for their mission and for an even greater visitor.