First, it was the Church of Our Lady of Fátima, then the Cathedral of the Nativity of Our Lady. The Bishop of Macau, D. Stephen Lee Bun-sang, presided over the installation ceremony of a set of relics of Saint Jacinta and Saint Francisco Marto on October 13th. The sacred objects – fragments of the coffins in which the seers of Fátima were buried – were brought to Macau by Carlos Anok Cabral. A member of the Brotherhood of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary of Fátima, Mr. Cabral visited Cova da Iria with the purpose of collecting a set of relics, returning to Macau with the same. A renowned Macanese chef, Carlos Cabral spoke with O Clarim about the way the process unfolded.
“Francisco and Jacinta are stimulated to put themselves at the service of this light [the light of God that radiated from Our Lady] that they put in their gaze, but which they want to transmit. A light of hope, a light of trust, and they offer themselves in prayer, offering their lives as a gift. And Lúcia, this seer who remains with us until she is 97 and whose name contains this light, becomes a witness to a hope, a witness to a promise”