posted on Sep, 21 2007 @ 06:44 PM
Well, I don't think that they are so different as to see them as two different people.
They look different, but the younger one is 40 years younger than the other, and ageing can change people a lot.
I think that I read somewhere that she was in a Lisbon hospital when she was sick, and only was sent then back to the convent when she was cured.
One thing that people usually do not say about the whole Fatima case is that the one of the reasons that Fatima was such a big success was because of
the support and publicity made by the government.
From 1926 to 1974 Portugal was under a dictatorship, and one of the pillars of its support was the church, so it was very important to the government
to keep people glued to some religious subject, especially after the start of the war in Africa, when the Portuguese colonies started their fight for
independence, at the beginning of the 1960s.
While looking for photos I have found this site
, maybe it has some more information.
PS: you can try to search the Portuguese words "Irmã Lúcia", I may try to translate what you find, if I have the time, and maybe some of the other
Portuguese ATS members can help, I see that InTrueFiction
is also present on this thread.