October 13 is the 93rd anniversary of the Miracle of the Sun that occurred in Fatima, Portugal in 1917
Lúcia de Jesus Rosa Santos – Sister Lúcia of Jesus and of the Immaculate Heart, better known as Sister Lúcia of Jesus – one of three children who witnessed a series of apparitions of the Virgin Mary in Fátima, Portugal in 1917– sings Ave Maria in this video taken in her advanced years. This video is too precious for words. She died on February 13, 2005 at the age of 97. On February 13, 2008, the third anniversary of her death, Pope Benedict XVI announced that in the case of Sr. Lúcia he would waive the five year waiting period established in ecclesiastical law before opening a cause for beatification; this rule was also dispensed in the causes for Mother Teresa and Pope John Paul II. The mortal remains of the Carmelite were moved in 2006 to the Shrine of Fatima. She is buried next to the two other visionaries (her cousins Jacinta and Francisco) in the basilica.
Photograph taken during the reputed "Dance of the Sun" at Fatima on 13 October 1917.
Let us pray for Sister Lucia's beatification! Through her intercession, may the triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary be fulfilled and the Era of Peace be granted to the world!