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The characteristics of True Devotion to Mary according to St. Louis de Montfort

The characteristics of True Devotion to Mary according to St. Louis de Montfort

By Barb Ernster – Devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary was one of the key aspects of the Fatima message. Fatima is known as the “school of Mary” because it is within her Immaculate Heart that we learn best that perfect devotion to Jesus

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Francisco and Jacinta to be canonized during Pope Francis’ visit to Fatima May 13

Francisco and Jacinta to be canonized during Pope Francis’ visit to Fatima May 13

Pope Francis will canonize Blessed Francisco and Jacinta Marto at Mass during his visit to Fatima May 13, 2017, making them the youngest non-martyrs to ever be declared saints. The decision was made April 20 by a consistory of cardinals. Pope St. John Paul II

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The glory of Easter and the Holy Triduum

The glory of Easter and the Holy Triduum

By David Carollo – On Good Friday, the most solemn day of the year, it is important to immerse oneself in the reality of what we commemorate. The greatest act of love and mercy in history took place on this day. The sin of Adam

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Love One Another as I Have Loved You

Love One Another as I Have Loved You

By Donal Anthony Foley – Holy Thursday initiates us each year into the Sacred Triduum, which begins with the Mass of the Lord’s Supper tonight, Maundy Thursday, and ends on Easter Sunday. It is the calm before the storm, commemorating the last few hours Jesus

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Russia in the Year of Fatima

Russia in the Year of Fatima

Victor Khroul, PhD, is an associate professor at Moscow State University, Journalism faculty. A Roman Catholic who grew up under the communist Soviet Union, he provided this interview about Russia today to Barb Ernster. It is published in our centennial issue, Fatima: 100 Years of

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The Spirituality of Lucia dos Santos

The Spirituality of Lucia dos Santos

Lucia dos Santos was born March 28, 1907, in the village of Aljustrel near Fatima, and baptized on March 30, 1907. She was the youngest of seven children of Antonio and Maria Rosa dos Santos. At the tender age of 10, she was given a

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More on the canonization of Jacinta and Francisco

More on the canonization of Jacinta and Francisco

David Carollo spoke with Drew Mariani today on Relevant Radio about the exciting announcement by the Vatican of the approved miracle paving the way for the canonization of Jacinta and Francisco Marto.  The date of the canonization is not yet determined, but it will be announced

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Pope approves second miracle for Francisco and Jacinta Marto

Pope approves second miracle for Francisco and Jacinta Marto

Vatican City, Mar 23, 2017 / 06:44 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Thursday Pope Francis approved the second and final miracle needed to canonize Blessed Francisco and Jacinta Marto, two of the shepherd children who witnessed the Fatima Marian apparitions. The Pope approved the miracle in

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St Joseph – Fatherhood, the Church and the Call of Fatima

St Joseph – Fatherhood, the Church and the Call of Fatima

by Donal Anthony Foley – Since March 19 fell on a Sunday this year, the Solemnity of St Joseph is moved forward one day and is celebrated today. St Joseph plays significantly in the final Fatima apparition, and since it is the 100th Anniversary of

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Congratulations Father Andrew Apostoli on your Golden Anniversary

Congratulations Father Andrew Apostoli on your Golden Anniversary

Fifty years ago on this date, the late Archbishop Fulton Sheen ordained a young man to the priesthood. Today that man, Father Andrew Apostoli, a member of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal, serves as the Vice Postulator for the cause of canonization for the

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