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THE SEVEN SORROWS OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY

THE SEVEN SORROWS  OF  THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY

by Catherine Moran, Ph.D. At Fatima, on October 13, 1917, during the miracle of the sun, the children saw Our Heavenly Mother appear as Our Lady of Sorrows.  In the Gospels, we read of Our Lady of Sorrows at the foot of the cross watching

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Expect victory when you call upon the holy name of Mary

Expect victory when you call upon the holy name of Mary

By Donal Anthony Foley – In the Divine Praises, we pray “blessed be the name of Mary, virgin and mother.”  Today we celebrate the feast of the Most Holy Name of Mary, which comes between the feast of the Nativity of Mary on Sept. 8

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A call to keep our swords in hand at this time in the Church

A call to keep our swords in hand at this time in the Church

By David M. Carollo, Executive Director – The troubling happenings in the Church, which have dominated the news these past few weeks has everyone concerned. Certainly it is sad when anyone acts contrary to the laws of God, and it is even more troubling when those

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St. Teresa of Calcutta understood God’s tender love

St. Teresa of Calcutta understood God’s tender love

Well over 20,000 people came to see St. Mother Teresa of Calcutta when she visited the National Blue Army Shrine in New Jersey on June 13, 1988.  When she concluded her talk there, she graciously signed the Blue Army Pledge, making a commitment to Our

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The Age of Martyrs

The Age of Martyrs

By Fr. John A. Hardon, S.J. This is the age of martyrs. I’m not sure what is more difficult: to die a martyr’s death, or as we are being called upon to do, to live a martyr’s life. Where can we get the light and

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Letter from Sister Lucia confirmed Consecration of Russia was done

Letter from Sister Lucia confirmed Consecration of Russia was done

By Donal Anthony Foley – Sister Lucia sent an important handwritten letter to Sister Mary of Bethlehem, dated August 29, 1989. The letter was in Portuguese and signed by Sister Lucia in her own handwriting. This letter is important because it affirms that the 1984

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Queenship of Mary – the world’s greatest hope

Queenship of Mary – the world’s greatest hope

By John Haffert In what may prove to be one of the most important encyclicals of his pontificate, Pope Pius XII said: ‘In this doctrine and devotion lies the world’s greatest hope.’ What doctrine and what devotion? In the encyclical in which the Pope cited

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The Four Goods

The Four Goods

By Father James Walling, National Blue Army Shrine Chaplain – The question came up concerning what is good in our lives and I was thinking of the four goods:  good food, good exercise, good sleep and good conscience. Good food:  Jesus refused to turn stones

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These interesting times call for prayer and penance

These interesting times call for prayer and penance

By David Carollo – “The times are bad. The times are difficult. This is what people say, but we are our times. Let us live well and our times will be good. Such as we are. Such are our times.” St. Augustine The day before

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Mary’s August message at Fatima should hit us hard, given the state of things

Mary’s August message at Fatima should hit us hard, given the state of things

By Donal Anthony Foley – In expectation of Our Lady appearing at the Cova da Iria on August 13, 1917, a large crowd had gathered that morning and was waiting for Jacinta, Francisco and Lucia to arrive. When news came that the mayor had kidnapped

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