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Our Lady’s (not so) secret weapon: The Holy Rosary

Our Lady’s (not so) secret weapon: The Holy Rosary

by Michaelyn Hein – The first time I really prayed a Rosary was at the beginning of miscarrying my first baby. I knelt alone in a pew in an empty church, praying the Joyful Mysteries, because they centered on birth, something I desperately wanted to

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Mary and Jesus speak as one in Fatima and Divine Mercy messages

Mary and Jesus speak as one in Fatima and Divine Mercy messages

By Barb Ernster – Soon after St. Maria Faustina was led by an angel to the chasms of hell, she wrote about what she saw in her Diary, so that she might tell souls about it and testify to its existence. Like St. Jacinta Marto,

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He is risen!

He is risen!

On this Easter morning, let us all reflect on the sacrificial time of Lent, which has led to the joy of this day. Salvation purchased on Good Friday is apparent today. Our work as members of the World Apostolate of Fatima/Our Lady’s Blue Army is

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As we rebuild churches, let us also rebuild the domestic church – the family

As we rebuild churches, let us also rebuild the domestic church – the family

by Michaelyn Hein – The first time I saw a building burning, I was a child. I sat in the back of our minivan as my family drove home from a rare dinner out. My father slowed the car as we approached a house that

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Notre Dame, Holy Week and the Crown of Thorns

Notre Dame, Holy Week and the Crown of Thorns

By David Carollo, Executive Director – We were all struck with sadness on Monday as we watched the famed Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris burn. As I watched, I thought of the treasures within that magnificent structure dedicated to Our Lady. I thought of

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Week 6 – Lent with Jacinta: the “sins of covetousness”

Week 6 – Lent with Jacinta: the “sins of covetousness”

“Run away from riches. Cherish silence and holy poverty.” St. Jacinta Marto – These words by Jacinta to her caretaker, Mother Maria Godhino, reflect what Our Lady had told her, that seeking the treasures and luxuries of the world are a detriment to one’s soul. In

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Week 5 – Lent with Jacinta: the “sins of disobedience”

Week 5 – Lent with Jacinta: the “sins of disobedience”

“Priests must be very pure and concentrate on their mission to the Church and souls, and be obedient to the pope and their superiors.” St. Jacinta Marto – Lucia often mentioned in her memoirs how ardently Jacinta prayed for the Holy Father and for priests. Lucia,

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The centenary of the holy death of St. Francisco

The centenary of the holy death of St. Francisco

By Barb Ernster – This year is the centenary of the holy death of St. Francisco. Of the three Fatima seers, Francisco was the first to die on April 4, 1919. He, like Jacinta, fell sick with the Spanish influenza on December 23, 1918.  Everyone

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Eucharistic reparation in the Fatima Message

Eucharistic reparation in the Fatima Message

by Deacon Bob Ellis – The call to Eucharistic reparation is very much a part of Fatima, but interestingly, it did not come from Our Lady. She did not ask for it during any of her six apparitions in 1917. While she did talk about

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Week 4 – Lent with Jacinta: The “sins of selfishness”

Week 4 – Lent with Jacinta: The “sins of selfishness”

“Many marriages are not good; they are not pleasing to Our Lord and are not good.” St. Jacinta Marto What would make a marriage “not good?”   How are they not pleasing to Our Lord?  Many of the problems of marriage stem from selfishness, an inability

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