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Lucia of Fatima, pray for us!

Lucia of Fatima, pray for us!

Lucia, the oldest of the Fatima seers, died just 12 years ago on February 13, 2005. The story of Sister Lucia’s death in her biography, A Pathway Under the Gaze of Mary, written by the Carmelite Sisters of Coimbra is extremely touching. Her health had been declining for several years

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Seeking a Catholic renewal in the United Kingdom in the Year of Fatima

Seeking a Catholic renewal in the United Kingdom in the Year of Fatima

By Donal Anthony Foley The World Apostolate of Fatima (WAF) in England and Wales will be commemorating the centenary year of the Fatima apparitions by means of a program of visitations to Cathedrals by the National Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Our Lady of Fatima, together

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Sister Lucia closer to beatification

Sister Lucia closer to beatification

Rector of the Shrine at Fatima asks pilgrims to pray. The diocesan phase of the process for the canonization of Sister Lucia de Jesus (1907-2005), one of the three seers of Fatima, ended and it will now pass to the competency of the Holy See

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How to Celebrate the Fatima Centennial

How to Celebrate the Fatima Centennial

By Donal Anthony Foley – This is a big year for Fatima, the centenary of Our Lady’s apparitions. A century is a long time, and it might seem as though society has gone downhill to such an extent that, even if people do start to

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Winds of Change Radio Show: The year of Fatima, pro-life activities and more

Winds of Change Radio Show: The year of Fatima, pro-life activities and more

Monday, Jan. 24, 2017, David Carollo was joined in studio at Winds of Change Radio with Father Joshua Caswell from Saint John Cantius Church in Chicago. With the Year Of Mercy ended, the Year of Fatima, it’s centennial anniversary, is upon us. David and Father Joshua discussed the story of

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The Rosary – A Weapon of Mass Construction

The Rosary – A Weapon of Mass Construction

By Brother John M. Samaha, S.M. – As Our Lady of the Rosary, the Blessed Virgin Mary manifests herself as our spiritual Mother and the spiritual Mother of all mankind. The Rosary is an invaluable gift she has given us, a powerful weapon she has

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Christmas 2016: 25th Anniversary of the End of Communist USSR

Christmas 2016: 25th Anniversary of the End of Communist USSR

by Donal Anthony Foley – Christmas Day, 2016 is another Fatima anniversary, since it is now exactly 25 years since December 25, 1991, the day when Communism, after 74 years of appalling brutality, was finally ended in Russia. This was something for which people had been

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The Miracle of the Doves of Bombarral

The Miracle of the Doves of Bombarral

By Susan Roland – In December 1946, an unusual incident took place in Portugal that was unprecedented and of extraordinary proportions. This incident of common delight became known as the “Doves of Bombarral.” It is a story of how three doves paid homage to the

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The Magnifying Glass: A Reflection on the Guadalupe Image

The Magnifying Glass:  A Reflection on the Guadalupe Image

by Justin Stroh – Catholics welcome those seeking baptism (Catechumens) through a series of rites (RCIA) culminating in the Great Easter Vigil that commences with the blessing of the Easter fire. In earlier centuries Christians would use a crystal to magnify the light of the

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The Forgotten Message of Fatima

The Forgotten Message of Fatima

by Donal Anthony Foley – Our Lady promised as part of the secret revealed to the children at Fatima in July 1917, that she was going to come back to ask for the consecration of Russia to her Immaculate Heart, and the Communion of Reparation

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