Romano Gambalunga, a Carmelite and the postulator of the cause, called for patience and prudence: the process takes time, he explained to Agencia Ecclesia, the news service of the Portuguese bishopsâ conference, and nothing must be ârushed intoâ; rather, time to gain a âmore profound understandingâ of Sister Luciaâs life must be taken. Read more: 5 Surprising Revelations of the Third Secret of Fatima This announcement marked a major step for Sister Luciaâs canonization process, which began almost 10 years ago. Sister Lucia dos Santos, one of the three children who witnessed the Marian apparitions at Fatima, died in 2005. Sister Lucia spoke her last words on February 10, letting the sisters know she suffered âFor the Holy Father! Sister Lúcia became a Discalced Carmelite nun and died Feb. 13, 2005, at age 97. For the Holy Father!â He, in turn, sent her an Apostolic Blessing on the morning of her death, letting her know of his affectionate union with her at this time. The initial part of the cause for canonization of Sister Lucia began in 2008, three years after her death, after the now emeritus Pope Benedict XVI granted a dispensation regarding the waiting period stipulated by Canon Law (5 years) In a declaration to the Press Room of the Shrine, the rector, Fr. After the death of Pope Pius XII, in the summer of 1959, an anonymous report was issued from the bishopâs chancery office in Coimbra, where Sr. Luciaâs convent is located. In this record, we find a woman with similar birth and profession dates and the name of Sister Maria Lucia of the Immaculate Heart listed as having died on May 31, 1949. It was a highly treasured moment in Luciaâs waning hours. Lisbon, Portugal, Feb 14, 2005 / 12:00 am MT ().-Sister Lucia, the last surviving witness of the three children to whom the Virgin Mary appeared at Fatima, Portugal, died Sunday at the age of 97. Sister Lucia of Fatima was one of three children who witnessed apparitions of the Blessed Mother in 1917 in Fatima, and she continued to receive messages from heaven for â¦ Cause of Beatification of Sister Lucia â Official website "Fatima in Sister Lucia's own words" â Free online version of the memoir book written by Sister Lucia, O.C.D. Sister Lúciaâs 1957 interview with Father Augustin Fuentes. âSister Lucy has told all details of Fatima,â the President of the Scientific Commission of the Fatima Congress told Portuguese news agency Ecclesia ( â¦ Father Augustin Fuentes was a Mexican priest, the vice-postulator of the causes for beatification of Francisco and Jacinta, and simultaneously postulator for the causes of the Mexican martyrs under the Masonic persecution of Elias Calles (1924-1928). In later life, Sister Lucia was a close friend of Pope John Paul II, who credited her visions with saving his life. Fuentesâ 1957 interview with Sr. Lucia as fraudulent. Soon after the death of Sister Lucy, news reports began to trumpet that the Fatima chapter was closed, with nothing new that could be said or added. The report denounced Fr.