Sister Lúcia, one of the three children to receive apparitions and messages from the Blessed Virgin Mary at Fatima, expressed an ambitious hope to a fellow sister in a little-known letter she wrote in 1970.
During her hidden life in the convent, Sr. Lucia wrote several well known memoirs and works of spirituality, including Fatima in Lucia’s Own Words and Calls from the Message of Fatima.
She also wrote a number of letters. One largely unknown letter, dated Sept. 16, 1970, is addressed to Mother Martins, and speaks eloquently about the prayers of the Rosary.
Throughout, she explains the divine origins of the prayers of the Rosary, calling this devotion a ‘Trinitarian and Eucharistic prayer.’Before she ends, she expressed this incredible and ambitious desire:I have great hopes that, in the not too far distant future, the prayer of the Holy Rosary will be proclaimed a liturgical prayer, because all its parts share in the Sacred Liturgy of the Eucharist.