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June 13 Fatima apparition explains devotion to Mary’s Immaculate Heart

June 13 Fatima apparition explains devotion to Mary’s Immaculate Heart

By Barb Ernster – One hundred years ago today, Our Lady kept her promise and appeared again to the three shepherd children at the Cova da Iria at Fatima, Portugal. During this second apparition, she began to lay out the broader mission that would become Lucia’s

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Fellowship of Catholic University Students turns to Mary during Fatima centenary

Fellowship of Catholic University Students turns to Mary during Fatima centenary

Recognizing the significant impact the college years have on a young person’s future, Curtis Martin founded the Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS) in 1998, which now has nearly 600 missionaries on 125 college campuses. This year, the organization will consecrate its apostolate before The Blue Army’s Immaculate

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First Saturdays are entrance into deeper meaning of Fatima

First Saturdays are entrance into deeper meaning of Fatima

By Father Thomas Dufner – Fatima is a wonderful place where we are drawn into the heart of Our Lady and there are made her true children filled with her own life. Through this “school of Our Lady” we enter into the sacramental life, the

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Novena to the Holy Spirit for the Seven Gifts

Novena to the Holy Spirit for the Seven Gifts

From the EWTN website – The novena in honor of the Holy Spirit is the oldest of all novenas since it was first made at the direction of Our Lord Himself when He sent His apostles back to Jerusalem to await the coming of the

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Shrine celebrates Fatima centennial

Shrine celebrates Fatima centennial

The National Blue Army Shrine celebrates the Fatima centennial with Bishop James Checchio and Father Andrew Apostoli, CFR. Torrential rain reminiscent of October 13, 1917 events at Fatima.

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Call for consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart is hopeful sign of the times

Call for consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart is hopeful sign of the times

by David Carollo – A few days ago at the Rome Life Forum, Cardinal Raymond Burke gave a compelling address on “The Secret of Fatima and a New Evangelization,” calling for a consecration of Russia in “recognition of the importance which Russia continues to have

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Faith and love for Our Lady shined brightly through Saturday’s torrential rain

I woke up at 4 a.m. Saturday, looked out the window and my fears were realized. As predicted, there was a steady rain coming down that would last throughout the day until about midnight. Oh well, I thought, this is the centennial anniversary and we

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National Blue Army Shrine to receive Fatima icon

National Blue Army Shrine to receive Fatima icon

The National Blue Army Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima has received a beautiful Fatima icon, written by Vivian Imbruglia from Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.  After writing an icon for the 2016 “Year of Mercy”, she was moved that the 100th anniversary of Fatima followed right after.  She set

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Chaplain: Fatima Shrine prepares for nearly 1 million visitors

Chaplain:  Fatima Shrine prepares for nearly 1 million visitors

Father Francisco Pereira, chaplain at the Shrine in Fatima, spoke with Barb Ernster about preparations for the Fatima centennial and the message in the third millennium. How are you preparing for the 100th anniversary celebrations at the Shrine? We started preparations in 2010, creating a pastoral project

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The Rosary: The Peace Plan from Heaven

The Rosary: The Peace Plan from Heaven

The National Catholic Register, May 7, 2017 – Catholics are renewing Mary’s Rosary devotion as the Church commemorates the 100th anniversary of the Fatima apparitions. Peter Jesserer Smith – “Say the Rosary every day to bring peace to the world and the end of the

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