Monday, November 03, 2008

Pilgrimage Stop #2 -- Coimbra

Our second stop was the Portuguese city of Coimbra. It is a beautiful university town, but more importantly it is the site of the Carmel where Lucia, last of the Fatima visionaries, lived and died. They have a little Lucia museum. (I suspect exists so that people won't bug the nuns and will come in handy if she is beatified.) It is very well done and doesn't presume to canonize Sr. Lucia. It simply explains the events at Fatima and how she lived her life in Carmel. The sister's chapel is beautiful and the liturgical vandals haven't hit it.
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