Alliluyeva in 1970
It was on this date in 1926, that Svetlana Alliluyeva was born. She was the youngest and only daughter of Joseph Stalin. She defected from the Soviet Union and denounced her father and the Soviet Union. She was baptized a Russian Orthodox Christian in 1963, and even considered becoming a nun. In 1967, she received a letter from Father Garbolino, an Italian Catholic priest from Pennsylvania, who invited her to make a pilgrimage to Fátima, in Portugal, on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the famous apparitions there. In 1969, Father Garbolino visited Svetlana Alliluyeva, who at the time was living in Princeton, New Jersey. From 1976 to 1978, she lived with Michael and Rose Ginciracusa, a Catholic couple in California. She read books by Catholic authors such as Raissa Maritain and on December 13,1982, Saint Lucy's Day, Advent, she converted to the Catholic faith in Cambridge, England and remained a faithful Catholic for her remaining life. She died on 22 November 2011 in Richland, Wisconsin.