In 1917, Lucia and her two cousins saw the Virgin once a month, from May to October, always on the 13th, in a town 70 miles from Lisbon. When word got out, probably around June, crowds showed up. At three of her appearances, the Virgin made a prediction and, frankly, she could predict circles around Nostradamus. Her first prediction was that WWI would end, followed by a worse war; the second that Christianity would return to Communist Russia; the third prediction was sealed until 2000, when it was revealed that she’d said an assassin would attempt to kill Pope John Paul II in 1981 (which a Turkish gunman tried to do in St. Peter’s Square on May 13th of that year).
Sister Lucia died February 13. We’re just saying. (LA Times)