Jacinta: The Flower of Fatima
By Cardinal Humberto S. Medeiros
This book made Our Lady of Fatima known to the world! Written shortly after the apparitions, the account here relies on the living memory of eyewitnesses and on the words of Lucia herself, who had been specifically interviewed for this book. Truly, this is a moving firsthand account of the life of the youngest saint of Fatima-and one the newest saints of the Church-Jacinta Marto.
Jacinta, newly canonized in March 2017, is unique among the seers of Fatima in her ready, childlike enthusiasm to fulfill Mary's request, that they love God and offer reparation for sin. From then, Jacinta's life was consumed by an atoning love which made sacrifices of the biggest and the smallest things she experienced. Despite much persecution and suffering at the hands of both strangers and family, this little girl overcame her fears and attachments and became a saint, offering her life completely for love of Jesus and Mary.
Told delightfully against the charming backdrop of the peaceful, natural beauty of Fatima, this is the intimate story of how the young Jacinta overcame her childish selfishness to become one of the most selfless saints of our day. It is a testimony to the power of her intercession, for the voice of the littlest, most innocent, and most fiercely loving saints of God has swayed him, time and again, to heal bodily ills and touch the most hardened of sinners.
Hardcover: 218 pages