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Two young saints who died during the influenza epidemic of 1918 are among ideal intercessors for us as we battle the coronavirus today. There is a prayer for their help.
By Joseph Pronechen, EWTN News, 5/3/20
The great influenza epidemic of 1918 stretched into the following year, bringing very harsh times for hundreds of millions around the world.
Two of its victims, a brother and sister, became the two youngest non-martyred saints in the Catholic Church — St. Francisco Marto and St. Jacinta Marto. Of course we know them as two of the three seers of Fatima. Both suffered from the influenza and died from it and (in Jacinta’s case) its complications.
Because they also were so close to Our Blessed Mother after seeing her at Fatima and then becoming so dedicated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, what a pair of intercessors they will be for us, with her and with the “Hidden Jesus,” as Francisco love to call our Eucharistic Lord in the tabernacle! …