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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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Enter into the Spirit of This Holy Year

Enter into the Spirit of This Holy Year

By Father Michael Venditti – As I write this column, we are in the midst of what Holy Mother Church calls an “Extraordinary Year of Jubilee,” something that may happen only once or twice in any Catholic’s lifetime. Each pope who inaugurates a Holy Year

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Blasphemous Demonstration Against Virgin Mary Calls for Prayers and Reparation

Blasphemous Demonstration Against Virgin Mary Calls for Prayers and Reparation

Satanists plan to perform a blasphemous demonstration against the Virgin Mary on Christmas Eve in front of the historic St. Joseph Cathedral in downtown Oklahoma City. The small group, led by Adam Daniels who received city approval to hold a satanic “black mass” last year,

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O Mary Conceived Without Sin, Pray for Us!

O Mary Conceived Without Sin, Pray for Us!

In 1854, Pope Pius IX solemnly proclaimed the dogma of the Immaculate Conception: “We declare, pronounce and define that the doctrine which asserts that the Blessed Virgin Mary, from the first moment of her conception, by a singular grace and privilege of almighty God, and

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Thanksgiving: Patriotism, Gratitude and the Poor Souls in Purgatory

Thanksgiving:  Patriotism, Gratitude and the Poor Souls in Purgatory

November is the month which brings about thoughts of those who came before us. As Catholics we have a special devotion to the poor souls in purgatory, those who fought the good fight and find themselves in a state of purification. Suffering for their sins,

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Fatima and the Work of Evangelization

Fatima and the Work of Evangelization

By David Carollo – “Man has been created by God for a blissful purpose beyond the reality of human misery.” This statement  from the pastoral constitution of the Church in the Modern world, Guadium et Spes written during the Second Vatican Council brings in to

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National Blue Army Shrine Designated a Pilgrimage Site for Year of Mercy

National Blue Army Shrine Designated a Pilgrimage Site for Year of Mercy

On December 8, 2015 through November 20, 2016, the National Blue Army Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima in Washington, NJ,  is designated a national pilgrimage site for the extraordinary Holy Year, the Jubilee of Mercy, declared by Pope Francis in March. In a September

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