Fatima, Portugal — "It is a symbol of love that protects and saves. It is the mother who sees her children suffering and suffers with them, even with those who do not love her. For she wants to save them all and not to lose any of those the Lord has entrusted to her. Her heart is a safe refuge."
- Carmelite Sr. Mary Lucy of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart (Sr. Lúcia Santos of Fatima), as quoted during a meeting with Archbishop Tarciscio Bertone at the Convent of Coimbra, Portugal, November 17, 2001.
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