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St. Padre Pio and the July/August Apparitions

St. Padre Pio and the July/August Apparitions

by Fr. Andrew Apostoli, CFR – During the July and August apparitions at Fatima, Our Lady revealed a number of things that reinforced her basic message for prayer and penance for the eternal salvation of souls. She also repeated requests that she had made in

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Gospels reveal the triumph of the two Hearts

Gospels reveal the triumph of the two Hearts

By Father James Walling, CPM – Chaplain of the Blue Army Shrine The triumph of the Immaculate Heart follows the triumph of the Sacred Heart, which is why Our Lord made known at Fatima his desire that devotion to the Immaculate Heart be established in

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May 13 unites Fatima and the Blessed Sacrament

May 13 unites Fatima and the Blessed Sacrament

By Joseph Pronechen – Fatima has a great connection to the Holy Eucharist in more ways than one. In fact, they are inseparable. The first can be seen in the Fatima children’s reception of the Eucharist from the Angel. In his book Fatima for Today,

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The impact of Marxism/Freemasonry on modern culture

The impact of Marxism/Freemasonry on modern culture

By Donal Anthony Foley – This is the first in a series of articles in Soul Magazine on the subject of how Freemasonry and Marxism have undermined the family and impacted modern-day society, in light of Church teaching and the message of Fatima. The mention

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St. Francisco’s courage gave him constancy in pursuing good

St. Francisco’s courage gave him constancy in pursuing good

By Barb Ernster St. Francisco Marto is associated particularly with the Rosary and loving attention to Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. These spiritual tools gave him the courage to follow Jesus all the way to the end, after the example of Our Lady. He died

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The great dignity of St. Joseph

The great dignity of St. Joseph

From the writings of St. Leonard of Port-Maurice – There is a prophetic figure who embodies the greatness of our saint: According to St. Bernardine, Joseph, son of Jacob the patriarch, represents in the distant past the awe-inspiring prerogatives of Mary’s spouse. You will remember

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Shrine welcomes new chaplain, Father James Walling, CPM

Shrine welcomes new chaplain, Father James Walling, CPM

The National Blue Army Shrine welcomes our new chaplain, Father James Walling, a priest of the Congregation of the Fathers of Mercy (CPM). Father Walling is replacing Father Michael Venditti, who has served as the Shrine chaplain since 2014, and has taken a new assignment

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Experience Lent in an intentional way

Experience Lent in an intentional way

By Kate Soucheray – Lent is my favorite season of the liturgical year. I anticipate its coming like waiting for our children, in-laws and grandchildren to arrive for the Christmas holidays. There is such anticipation of renewed relationships, the excitement of opening presents on Christmas

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The loveable seers of Lourdes and Fatima

The loveable seers of Lourdes and Fatima

By Donal Foley – The apparitions of the Blessed Mother at Fatima and Lourdes are among the best-known and loved of all her appearances in nearly 2,000 years of Church history. This is due, to some extent, to the lovable and attractive nature of the

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Fasting and the acceptable sacrifice

Fasting and the acceptable sacrifice

By Barb Ernster At Fatima, Our Lady did not specifically ask the children to fast on food and water, but she did ask them to do penance and make sacrifices. The Fatima children came up with their own ways of doing this, including giving up

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