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Official biography of Lucia presented in the House of Candles

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On the 31st of March, the House of Candles received the presentation of the book Lucia, the life of the little shepherd of Fatima, written by Thereza Ameal and illustrated by Pedro Rocha e Mello. The presentation was done by Sister Angela de Fátima Coelho, postulator for the cause of canonization of blessed Francisco and Jacinta Marto and vice-postulator for the cause of the beatification of Sister Lucia.
The book is directed to children and youth and intends to be a faithful portrait of the life of the seer of Fatima, since her childhood to her last days. It’s an official biography that, with joyful illustrations, intends to captivate children and youth to the life of this singular woman in the history of the Church and of Portugal.
According to the author, «Lucia was – and was not – a girl like the others. […] Because since the day in which she saw, in the company of her cousins Francisco and Jacinta, Our Lady on top of the branches of the holm oak tree, in Fatima, and talked with her, she committed herself into the hands of God without reservations».
In front of the audience that was present in the House of Candles, Sister Angela reminded that Lucia was the protagonist of a life history that occurred at the same time as a particular time in human history, to which neither her life nor the message she witnessed were indifferent. This implication in the history of humanity is highlighted in the book presented.
Thereza Ameal is a graduate in History and collaborates in different pro-life initiatives, pilgrimages and spiritual retreats for couples in crisis and for people without faith. She is also coordinator and co-author of other works for children, such as: Our Lady in the History of Portugal; My first prayers; Prayers for all occasions; Pray, Sing and Grow.
Pedro Rocha e Mello is a graduate in Multimedia Art and has been working as an illustrator and freelancer for clients in different areas.

On the 31st of March, the House of Candles received the presentation of the book Lucia, the life of the little shepherd of Fatima, written by Thereza Ameal and illustrated by Pedro Rocha e Mello. The presentation was done by Sister Angela de Fátima Coelho, postulator for the cause of canonization of blessed Francisco and Jacinta Marto and vice-postulator for the cause of the beatification of Sister Lucia.

The book is directed to children and youth and intends to be a faithful portrait of the life of the seer of Fatima, since her childhood to her last days. It’s an official biography that, with joyful illustrations, intends to captivate children and youth to the life of this singular woman in the history of the Church and of Portugal.

According to the author, «Lucia was – and was not – a girl like the others. […] Because since the day in which she saw, in the company of her cousins Francisco and Jacinta, Our Lady on top of the branches of the holm oak tree, in Fatima, and talked with her, she committed herself into the hands of God without reservations».

In front of the audience that was present in the House of Candles, Sister Angela reminded that Lucia was the protagonist of a life history that occurred at the same time as a particular time in human history, to which neither her life nor the message she witnessed were indifferent. This implication in the history of humanity is highlighted in the book presented.

Thereza Ameal is a graduate in History and collaborates in different pro-life initiatives, pilgrimages and spiritual retreats for couples in crisis and for people without faith. She is also coordinator and co-author of other works for children, such as: Our Lady in the History of Portugal; My first prayers; Prayers for all occasions; Pray, Sing and Grow.

Pedro Rocha e Mello is a graduate in Multimedia Art and has been working as an illustrator and freelancer for clients in different areas.