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The life of a good shepherd

The life of a good shepherd

By Barb Ernster – One of the oldest of callings in ancient Israel was the life of a sheep or cattle herder. Before the Chosen People had settled as farmers, they wandered from place to place, living in tents and driving their animals. At the

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Advent Week 3: The Candle of JOY – the fire of God’s love

Advent Week 3:  The Candle of JOY – the fire of God’s love

“We were on fire in that light which is God, and yet we were not burnt. What is God? We could never put it into words.” (St. Francisco Marto The third week of Advent focuses on JOY and that is why the candle we light

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There are no coincidences in heaven

There are no coincidences in heaven

I am writing this message from Pontevedra, Spain, where we are tending to some business after driving up from Madrid last evening. The morning started with a visit to the Chapel of the Apparitions, where Our Lady gave to Sister Lucia the devotion of the

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The origin of the First Saturday devotion

The origin of the First Saturday devotion

  It was on this day, December 10, 1925, that Our Lady appeared to Lucia, the seer of Fatima, to request the First Saturday Communions of Reparation. Lucia was then a postulant at the Sisters of St. Dorothy convent in Pontevedra, Spain, having just arrived

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Advent week 2: Faith in the journey to Bethlehem

Advent week 2:  Faith in the journey to Bethlehem

“I feel myself in a mystery of Light—this mystery that comes from Faith in God, God in me and I am nothing, lost in the Light as a small drop thrown in the flame, and I was in the flame, where I found strength, grace,

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Advent begins with HOPE in the Lord

Advent begins with HOPE in the Lord

“All our hope must be placed in the Lord, because He is the one true God who created us with eternal love and redeemed us by sending His own Son, Jesus Christ, true God and true Man, who suffered and died for our salvation.”  Sister

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The world needs the gift of sacrifice

The world needs the gift of sacrifice

By Fr. Andrew Apostoli, CFR – (A reflection from his book “Fatima and the Triumph of Mary.”) Imagine living in a world where there was no love. There would be no caring, no sharing, no forgetfulness of one’s self in reaching out to others. It

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Gratitude and the promise of heaven

Gratitude and the promise of heaven

Dear Friends: The promise of heaven given to Sts. Francisco and Jacinta by Mary at Fatima set a fire in them to do whatever the beautiful Lady asked for so great a reward. Immediately, Francisco promised to say “many rosaries.”  Jacinta prompted her family that

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Why children belong at Adoration

Why children belong at Adoration

By Michaelyn Hein Before my daughter was born, I was a committed Eucharistic adorer. After her birth, however, I fell away from my commitment to Adoration in lieu of commitments to my newborn. As the first year of her life passed, I reveled in her

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Miraculous phenomena at Fatima occurred even on November 13

Miraculous phenomena at Fatima occurred even on November 13

Father Thomas McGlynn, OP was a priest and sculptor who spent 10 days with Sister Lucia in order to make an authentic sculpture of how Our Lady appeared when she presented her Immaculate Heart. He had the opportunity to interview Lucia’s sisters, Theresa and Maria,

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