As the Daily Mail notes, the last Catholics to live in the White House were John F. Kennedy and his wife Jackie.
She spent time in prayer at the Vatican-affiliated Bambino Gesù (Baby Jesus) Hospital, and laid flowers at the feet of a statue of the Madonna.
She also prayed in the hospital chapel and read to a young Greek boy in need of a donor heart – holding his hand in the Intensive Care Unit while camera shutters snapped, according to the Daily Mail.
|The boy who needed a heart.|
'I read a book and held hands with this special little one just a few hours ago, and now my own heart is filled with joy over this news.'
The first lady later tweeted about the development with the hashtags '#Blessings' and '#Faith.'