ROME, JAN. 12, 2006 (Zenit.org).- The mortal remains of Sister Lucia, who saw apparitions of Our Lady in 1917, will be moved from the Carmelite convent of Coimbra, where she died, to the Shrine of Fatima.
The news was confirmed by the Roman Society for Pilgrimages, an institution dependent on the Holy See, which is organizing pilgrimages to the Portuguese shrine for the occasion.
The public will be able to take part in the Feb. 19 event, which will included a procession to the Chapel of the Apparitions, Mass, and the transferal of the remains to the basilica.
The remains of the religious, who died at age 97 last Feb. 13, will rest next to those of her two cousins, Blessed Francisco and Blessed Jacinta, who also witnessed the Virgin Mary's apparitions with her. The liturgical memorial of the blessed is celebrated Feb. 20.