These visits form a small portion of my cross, but they are also a part of the Mission which God entrusted to me. Not even in Heaven will they leave me alone, but there I will meet them with great pleasure, because there will be no danger of disturbing the union of my soul with God.Servant of God Sr. Maria Lúcia of Jesus and of the Immaculate Heart
Letter to Archbishop Ernesto Sene de Oliveira
30 August 1949
of St. Teresa Coimbra Portugal, C 2015, A pathway under the gaze of Mary : biography of Sister Maria Lucia of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart O.C.D., translated from the Portuguese by Colson, J, World Apostolate of Fatima USA, Washington NJ.