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Jacinta

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Born on March 11, 1910.
Died on February 20, 1920.
Beatified in Fatima by Pope John Paul II, on May 13, 2000.

Early on, in her humble family, she learned, with brother Francisco, the Christian doctrine.

An Angel and the Blessed Mother urged her to pray and do penance for the remission of sins and to obtain the conversion of sinners and peace for the world. From then on, she made all the possible sacrifices in order to convert sinners and make reparation for sins against the Immaculate Heart of Mary. She had a special love for the Holy Father. “I suffer a lot, but I offer everything up for the conversion of sinners and to make reparation for sins against the Immaculate Heart of Mary, also for the Holy Father”, she confided to Lucia. “In Heaven I am going to love a lot Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary”, she declared a little before dying.

At Fatima, on May 13, Jubilee Year 2000, Pope John Paul II added her to the number of Blesseds.

1910
March 11: she is born in Aljustrel, Parish of Fatima, seventh and last child of Manuel Pedro Marto and Olímpia de Jesus.
March 19: is baptized in the Parish Church of Fatima.

1916
Only 6 years old, she begins working as a little shepherdess together with her brother, taking care of the family’s flock.
Spring: 1st apparition of the Angel at Loca do Cabeço.
Summer: 2nd apparition of the Angel at Arneiro’s Well.
Fall: 3rd apparition of the Angel at Loca do Cabeço.

1917
May, June, July 13: 1st, 2nd & 3rd apparitions of Our Lady at Cova da Iria
August 13: she is taken to Vila Nova de Ourém.
August 15: returns to Aljustrel.
August 19: 4th apparition of the Lady at Valinhos.
September & October 13: 5th and 6th apparitions of Our Lady at Cova da Iria.

1918
Fall: she falls ill with the Spanish flu.

1920
Late January: she is admitted to the Orphanage of Our Lady of Miracles, in Lisbon.
February 2: is admitted to Dona Estefânia Hospital.
February 10: is operated on.
February 16: Our Lady appears to her and leaves her without pain.
February 20: receives the Sacrament of Reconciliation at about 20h00.
February 20: dies at about 22h30.
February 24: is buried in Vila Nova de Ourém.

1935
September 12: Translation of her mortal remains to the Cemetery of Fatima.

1951
April 30: identification of her mortal remains.
May 1: translation to the Basilica of Fatima.