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Come, Lord Jesus, come and stay forever

Come, Lord Jesus, come and stay forever

By Deacon Bob Ellis, National Coordinator “Joy to the world; the Lord is come.” Did you ever wonder why the word “is” rather than “has”? After all, He has already come over 2,000 years ago. During Advent we are said to be anticipating His coming.

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Father Andrew Apostoli: rest in peace good and faithful servant

Father Andrew Apostoli: rest in peace good and faithful servant

The Church and the World Apostolate of Fatima lost a great friend this morning when Father Andrew Apostoli passed into eternity after a difficult fight with cancer. Father Andrew was a founding member of the Community of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal. He and

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“Mary Did You Know” and the Immaculate Conception

“Mary Did You Know” and the Immaculate Conception

(This column first appeared at the website The Catholic Thing (www.thecatholicthing.org). Copyright 2017. All rights reserved. Reprinted with permission.) By Alan L. Anderson – We live in a time when Truth is often sacrificed in the service of cheap sentimentality. Such is the case with

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Fatima, like Christmas, reminds us to be people of hope and peace

Fatima, like Christmas, reminds us to be people of hope and peace

By Patrick Sabat – As the Fatima U.S. Tour for Peace wraps up at the end of the centennial year, it is important to look back at the beginning of our journey to all 50 states and our effort to bring the message of peace

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The First Saturdays devotion answers Fatima call for reparation

The First Saturdays devotion answers Fatima call for reparation

By Donal Anthony Foley – The First Saturdays devotion, which the Blessed Virgin expounded at Fatima in July 1917 to the three seers, and later fully explained to Sister Lucia in December 1925, could almost be described as one of the “forgotten,” or at least

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Start your Advent season with a Christmas novena to St. Andrew!

Start your Advent season with a Christmas novena to St. Andrew!

November 30 is the feast of Saint Andrew, and an important day in the Church calendar. Saint Andrew, the brother of Saint Peter, is known in the Orthodox tradition as the “first-called.” As such, his feast day marks the beginning of a new liturgical year,

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The Miraculous Medal – a reminder to ask with confidence for graces needed

The Miraculous Medal – a reminder to ask with confidence for graces needed

By Donal Anthony Foley – When Our Lady appeared in Fatima in 1917, the Miraculous Medal was well-established in the Church, having been revealed at the 19th century apparition to St.  Catherine Labouré in the chapel at the Rue du Bac convent in Paris. The

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A reflection on the Thanksgiving holiday and life-changing power of gratitude

A reflection on the Thanksgiving holiday and life-changing power of gratitude

I have always enjoyed the Thanksgiving holiday. Turkey, football and four days away from work. Thursday was low-key, but on Friday I came to understand why I was unable to compose that greeting to all of you.  My inspiration would come on this day. All

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November 21 – A day of prayer for those who pray unceasingly

November 21 – A day of prayer for those who pray unceasingly

The World Apostolate of Fatima, USA, invites all to join in praying for and supporting the cloistered and monastic life on World Day of Cloistered Life, Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017, the memorial of the Presentation of Mary in the Temple. We especially want to thank

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Purgatory is real, but so are the means to avoid it

Purgatory is real, but so are the means to avoid it

By Donal Anthony Foley – Most Catholics who take their faith seriously have some degree of devotion to the Holy Souls in purgatory and are anxious to do what they can to assist their deceased relatives and friends with prayers for the dead and in

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