Marto, Francisco

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Marto, Francisco Gender: M
born on 11 June 1908 at 03:00 (= 03:00 AM )
Place Aljustrel (Fátima), Portugal, 39n3657, 8w3953
Timezone LMT m8w3953 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Ferreira
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 19°47' s_mo.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 05°31 Asc.s_taucol.18.gif 22°28'

Portrait of Francisco Marto 
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Francisco Marto


Portuguese child noted for the Miracle of Fatima, during which the sun appeared to spin and fall from the sky, witnessed by 70,000 people on 13 October 1917.

On a spring day in 1916, three peasant children, Lucia dos Santos and her two cousins, Jacinta and Francisco Marto, ages nine, eight and six, were tending sheep when they first began to see the visions.

The Lady said to Lucia on 13 June 1917, during the second apparition, "In a short time I will take Francisco and Jacinta up to heaven with me. You, on the other hand, will remain on earth for a great many years to spread the devotion to my Immaculate Heart." The two Marto children were both stricken by the Spanish flu and Francisco died on 4 April 1919 at Fatima, age ten, and Jacinta died on 20 February 1920, 22:30 GMT at Lisbon, age nine. Due to the contagious nature of the disease, their remains were covered with quicklime: nonetheless, when the bodies were examined in 1951, Jacinta's body was found to be in perfect condition.

They were both beatified by Pope John Paul II on 13 May 2000.

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  • Misc. : Mystical Experience 1916 (First appearance of vision, "The Lady")
  • Misc. : Mystical Experience 13 June 1917 (Vision, "The Lady" spoke with Lucia)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Misc. : Mystical Experience 13 October 1917 (Sun appeared to spin and fall sky)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Death by Disease 4 April 1919 at 12:00 noon in Fatima, Portugal (Spanish flu, age nine)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Other Misc. 1951 (Body examined for beatification)

Source Notes

B.C. in hand from Filipe Ferreira (03:00 AM Lisbon time).


  • Personal : Religion/Spirituality : Mystical experience (Saw angel, Holy Mary)
  • Personal : Religion/Spirituality : Phenomena (Direct contact, Miracle of Fatima)
  • Personal : Death : Illness/ Disease (Spanish flu, terminal)
  • Personal : Death : Short Life less than 29 Yrs (Age ten)
  • Vocation : Religion : Saint/ Stigmatist (Beatified in 2000)