Feast Day of St. Jacinta Marto
Saints have great intercessory power on their feast days. Let us ask St. Jacinta to pray for us today as we read about her life. Jacinta was one of the three children to see and speak with the Blessed Virgin Mary at Fatima. Jacinta was the youngest. She was seven at the onset of the apparitions. She had a great desire to offer sacrifices and penance for the conversion of sinners after speaking with the Blessed Mother. She contracted Spanish influenza but was asked by the Blessed Mother if she would suffer more for sinners. Jacinta said yes. She suffered with pleurisy for a year before she died at the age of ten.
St. Jacinta, pray for us.