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Word-famous Fatima Statue to Tour U.S. for Fatima Centennial

Word-famous Fatima Statue to Tour U.S. for Fatima Centennial

The world-famous International Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Our Lady of Fatima, traveling around the world since 1947, will begin an historic two-year journey across America, visiting more than 100 dioceses in 50 states. The Fatima Centennial U.S. Tour for Peace, March 2016 – December 2017,

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Welcome Bishop-Elect James Francis Checchio

Welcome Bishop-Elect James Francis Checchio

On behalf of the Board of Trustees, employees and members of The World Apostolate of Fatima USA, and the Blue Army Shrine I would like to congratulate Bishop-Elect James Francis Checchio on his appointment as the Fifth Bishop of the Diocese of Metuchen.  The Blue

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Why Reparation? It is a Spiritual Work of Mercy

Why Reparation?  It is a Spiritual Work of Mercy

By Barb Ernster Many people ask why we need to make reparation for the sins against the Immaculate Heart of Mary. In the first apparition to Sister Lucia at Pontevedra, Spain, December 10, 1925, the Christ Child told her, “Have compassion on the Heart of

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A Step Toward Unity with Orthodox Church

A Step Toward Unity with Orthodox Church

By Peter Anderson – On Friday, February 12, 2016, an important milestone was passed in the long road to restoring unity between the Catholic Church and the Orthodox Church, which have been separated since their tragic division in 1054. In the very unlikely location of

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The Child Jesus Desired Fervor for the First Saturdays Devotion

The Child Jesus Desired Fervor for the First Saturdays Devotion

By Donal Foley – February 15 is the anniversary of an important apparition of the Child Jesus to Sr. Lucia, which took place when she was at Pontevedra in Spain, in 1926, nearly nine years after the Fatima apparitions. Just a few months earlier, on

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Lent and the Penance that God Seeks and Requires

Lent and the Penance that God Seeks and Requires

By Barb Ernster “Does the Lord so delight in holocausts and sacrifices as in obedience to the command of the Lord? Obedience is better than sacrifice, and submission than the fat of rams (1 Sam 15:22). Samuel was not disapproving of sacrifices in general, but

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Jacinta – Vision of Hell Changed Her Life

Jacinta – Vision of Hell Changed Her Life

Little Jacinta Marto died just shy of her 10th birthday on February 20, 1920, from tuberculosis and bronchial pneumonia. She died alone in a hospital in Lisbon as Our Lady foretold, embracing all her sufferings for the salvation of souls. Jacinta’s life was a perpetual

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Join our 54 day Novena for Our Lady’s Journey Across America

Join our 54 day Novena for Our Lady’s Journey Across America

The Fatima Centennial U.S. Tour for Peace is a two-year tour of the historic International Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Fatima (traveling since 1947) to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the apparitions of the Angel of Peace (1916) and the apparitions of the Blessed Mother (2017).  The

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The “Great Sign” in the Night

The “Great Sign” in the Night

On the night of January 25th to 26th, 1938, a strange light filled the skies of northern, as well as, most unusually, southern Europe. It was described as a particularly brilliant display of the aurora borealis, the “Northern Lights,” but Sister Lucia realized that it was

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Reflections in the Heart of Our Mother

Reflections in the Heart of Our Mother

By Father Michael Venditti – The Octave Day of the Nativity—which is always the first of the year, because that’s what an octave means: it’s eight days after the fact—has had something of a confusing history over the centuries.  For almost a thousand years, this

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