Sister Lucia of Fatima died on 13 February 2005, on the same day of the 1917 Fatima apparitions, which occurred for six months always on the same day; and on the same day of the May 1981 attempt to assassinate John Paul II.
by Renzo Allegri
NUMBER 13 was no ordinary number in the life of Sister Lucia dos Santos, one of the most enigmatic women in the 20th century. Her name first made the headlines in 1917 when, at the age of 10, she was one of the three shepherds to receive visions of the Blessed Virgin. From that moment she has become one of the Church's most mysterious figures, and a focus of world-wide interest right up to her death on 13 February 2005, aged 97. This is the same day of month in which she first saw Our Lady and received her messages. These apparitions continued for six months, from May to October. But 13 May is also the day on which Ali Agca attempted to assassinate Pope John Paul II in Saint Peters' Square in 1981... Continue reading at Messenger of Saint Anthony