Niece Reflects on Sanctity of Soon-to-be-Canonized Fatima Visionaries

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Niece Reflects on Sanctity of Soon-to-be-Canonized Fatima Visionaries 
- The niece of Blesseds Franciso and Jacinta Marto has voiced excitement for the May 13 canonization of her relatives, sharing stories of the time of the Fatima apparitions and personal memories of what it was like growing up in a family with saints among its members. “My family, my grandparents, my parents — all of us always accepted it as a gift from God,” Jacinta Pereiro Marto told CNA in an interview. “God chose my uncle and aunt because this is what he wanted, so much that my grandfather used to say that the Virgin wanted to come to Fatima, and she chose his children, but that we didn’t deserve anything,” she said.....Read more