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Graphic Identity

The graphic identity developed for the Foundation reflects the mystical experience lived by Francisco and Jacinta, where the real is intertwined with the divine. The children, the period clothing and the hands in prayer all point to a reality in balance with the divine, represented by the light, the heart and their conversion. In prayer, they offer their hearts to God. We want to show real children who, in the context of their time, are no different from other children.

It is these ordinary children that God will touch and make live a transcendent experience. In their simplicity, they can’t keep to themselves the inner joy that God breathes into them and the beauty of a Lady who gives meaning to suffering and asks for the happiness and conversion of humanity. Francisco and Jacinta live this experience in complicity, because they are siblings, because they are close in space and age, and in this they differ from their cousin whom they admire and want to follow as shepherds. Later, they both shared in waiting for Lucia when she returned with the flock.

The children are surrounded by three rotating hearts, which mirror the refraction of the light, the radiance and the inner movement they felt during the apparitions. Three is the number of seers – Francisco, Jacinta and Lucia – and the type of relational experiences the children had (Angel, Our Lady and Our Lord).

At the centre of their hearts, we find two children in the heart of God, centred on God and united by prayer. Prayer is the centre of everything, it is in prayer that they find meaning in their lives, their circumstances and their sacrifices; prayer is the gesture of inner love and direction towards God. Through prayer, children draw closer to their own hearts and to the heart of God.

Diretora

Ângela de Fátima Coelho da Rocha Pereira da Silva is a religious sister from the Congregation of Aliança de Santa Maria, and a medical doctor. She was born in 1971, in Frende (Baião), and lived in Porto, where she attended high school. She graduated in Medicine from the University of Porto, in 1995, and taught in its Faculty of Medicine. She joined the Congregation of Aliança de Santa Maria in 1995. In 2008, she graduated in Religious Sciences from the Pontific University of Comillas, in Madrid. She practices medicine, being a member of the Clinical Direction of the Continued Care Unit of Batalha. She teaches Theology in the Center of Formation and Culture of the Diocese of Leiria-Fatima. Nominated Vice-Postulator for the Cause of the Canonization of Sister Lucia of Jesus and of the Immaculate Heart, on the 8th of September 2014.