Francis and Jacinta, throughout your young lives, you welcomed the paternal guidance of the Holy Father, and by embracing faithfully the authority of the “Bishop dressed in white”, your lives became an example of filial dedication. Even though you were still so young, you understood that the Pope's life is dedicated to the union and charity between the members of the Temple of God. As passionate members of the Mystical Body of Christ, you supported and strengthened your Church through your prayer and acts of love. In your God-committed life and hidden prayer, you sustained the Vicar of Christ, helping him to carry high the sacred cross of his ecclesial ministry, just as Simon of Cyrene did for Jesus Himself.
Francis and Jacinta Marto, who throughout your pilgrimage of faith have never ceased to pray for the Holy Father, whom Jesus Himself has chosen as Pastor of His Church, pray for us!
Brittany Culver, asm