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The essential request of Fatima, according to Lucia

The essential request of Fatima, according to Lucia

  By Barb Ernster – At the very first apparition at Fatima on May 13, Mary asked the three seers, “Are you willing to offer yourselves to God and bear all the sufferings He wills to send you as an act of reparation for the

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Catholics put hope in Mary with coast-to-coast rosaries

Catholics put hope in Mary with coast-to-coast rosaries

By Donal Anthony Foley – One of the most fundamental appeals of Our Lady’s message at Fatima was her request for the praying of the daily Rosary, to bring about peace in the world. The public coast-to-coast Rosary events that are now spreading around the

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Fatima and Divine Mercy message are intimately related

Fatima and Divine Mercy message are intimately related

This weekend there is a First Saturday followed by the Divine Mercy Sunday, uniting these beautiful devotions of grace and mercy together. What a great time to go to confession and open our hearts to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary. The Fatima and Divine Mercy messages

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Lent with Lucia – Genuine love is sacrificial for the good of others

Lent with Lucia – Genuine love is sacrificial for the good of others

“It is true that keeping the word of God involves self-denial and renunciation, but it is also true that it is precisely in this self-denial and renunciation that we prove our love to God.” Sister Lucia For all of eternity we have each been equally

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Jacinta would have embraced the First Saturday devotion

Jacinta would have embraced the First Saturday devotion

Jacinta, whose birthday is celebrated March 11, was privy to the dire three-part secret of Fatima at the impressionable age of seven. The second part of the secret involved the answer to preventing what Mary revealed in the first part – a second, worse war,

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The gift of courage – Mary shows us why we need it

The gift of courage – Mary shows us why we need it

By Barb Ernster – The title woman is not bestowed upon Mary lightly. It connotes a very important role in salvation history, and one that is not for the faint of heart. In his book Fatima for Today, Father Andrew Apostoli tells us Mary is

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The origin and significance of the Stations of the Cross

The origin and significance of the Stations of the Cross

By Prof. Michael Ogunu – Stations of the Cross (or Way of the Cross; in Latin, Via Crucis; also called the Via Dolorosa or Way of Sorrows) is a devotion which recalls with mindful affection the last stage of the journey that Jesus walked in

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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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Lent should be a “little death” for us

Lent should be a “little death” for us

By Donal Anthony Foley – We will be celebrating for the first time, on Tuesday, February 20, the feast of Saints Jacinta and Francisco Marto. This is an important milestone for the Fatima movement and message as a whole, and for the World Apostolate of Fatima in particular.

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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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