Sister Lucia has passed away at the age of 97 at the Convent of Carmelitas in Coimbra, Portugal. She was the last survivor of three children who claimed to see the Virgin Mary in an astounding series of apparitions that took place in the town of Fatima in 1917. This photo from AP shows the three children from that year: Lucia, age 10 (left), Francisco, 9, (center) and Jacinta, 7. For more info, see Catholic World News(1), as well as past articles(2) from our site about the Fatima incidents.
Monday's first hour guest Father Nicholas Gruner(3) commented on the passing of Sister Lucia. He said it was not a sad event, as she can now go on to the heavenly rewards that had been promised to her.
Gruner suggested that she'd been silenced by the Vatican since 1960 in regards to the third secret of Fatima, and that that information may be buried with her.