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The First Saturday devotion preceded Fatima

The First Saturday devotion preceded Fatima

By Catherine Moran, Ph.D. The request of Our Lady for the First Saturdays was not a new devotion. Its practice began 25 years earlier and continued to develop until Our Lady and Our Lord defined its purpose at Fatima. In 1892, Pope Leo XIII granted

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The Power of Our Lady of the Rosary

The Power of Our Lady of the Rosary

by Donal Anthony Foley – One of the most important aspects of the Fatima Message was the way in which Our Lady focused particularly on the Rosary. At each of her six apparitions she emphatically asked for it to be said daily, and in May,

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Join the movement for the triumph of the Immaculate Heart

Join the movement for the triumph of the Immaculate Heart

Week of fasting and prayer to begin Sunday, October 1 Jesus told us that some things cannot be driven out except by prayer and fasting. We want you to know about a huge endeavor to do just that in the week leading up to the

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St. Padre Pio, the Spiritual Father of Fatima

St. Padre Pio, the Spiritual Father of Fatima

by Rev. Matthew R. Mauriello – As we consider the promulgation of the message of Fatima these past hundred years, it is good to review the various aspects that have developed in the last century. Among the many blessings that came out of the apparitions

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Our Lady of La Salette reminds us keep holy the Sabbath

Our Lady of La Salette reminds us keep holy the Sabbath

by Donal Anthony Foley – The feast of Our Lady of La Salette commemorates the apparition of the Blessed Virgin to two French children, 11-year-old Maximin Giraud and 14-year-old Mélanie Mathieu, which took place on a mountain near the village of La Salette-Fallavaux on Saturday,

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“I will cure some but not others” – the spiritual meaning of the September apparition

“I will cure some but not others” – the spiritual meaning of the September apparition

By Father Andrew Apostoli, CFR Among the things Our Lady mentioned in her September apparition to the children was a reference to healings of the sick and infirm. When Lucia asked the Blessed Mother to heal certain persons, Our Lady answered, “I will cure some

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Expect victory when you call on the Holy Name of Mary

Expect victory when you call on the Holy Name of Mary

By Donal Anthony Foley – On Sept. 12 we celebrate the feast of the Most Holy Name of Mary. It comes between the Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin on Sept. 8, and the Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows on Sept. 15

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Peace on earth, in America? …Here’s how

Peace on earth, in America? …Here’s how

By E. William Sockey III Custodian of the National Pilgrim Virgin Statue of the USA – In the spring of 1916, during World War I, Pope Benedict called on all the children of the warring nations to offer Holy Communion for an end of the

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Sister Lucia and interpretation of the third part of the Secret

Sister Lucia and interpretation of the third part of the Secret

By Kevin J. Symonds, M.A. – In his Theological Commentary on the third part of the secret of Fátima, Cardinal Ratzinger stated that Sister Lúcia “received the vision but not its interpretation.”[1] This statement conflicts with new information in the biography A Pathway Under the

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St. Maximilian Kolbe and the Message of Fatima

St. Maximilian Kolbe and the Message of Fatima

By E. William Sockey III From the letters of St. Maxmilian Kolbe (Office of Readings for August 14th) It is sad for us to see in our own time that indifferentism in its many forms is spreading like an epidemic not only among the laity

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