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The secret of fasting

The secret of fasting

Fasting is limiting our intake of food in response to God’s call and for the building of His kingdom. Almost all the great men and women of God throughout history have known a secret, the secret of fasting. They have understood the power and the

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Week 1 – Lent with Jacinta – The “sins of impurity”

Week 1 – Lent with Jacinta – The “sins of impurity”

“More sinners go to hell because of sins of impurity more than any other.” Could nine-year-old Jacinta Marto even imagine what was meant by “sins of impurity” (often stated as sins of the flesh), when she was given this serious message by the Blessed Mother

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Loving parents love their children, not the sin that damages them

Loving parents love their children, not the sin that damages them

By Michaelyn Hein Any good parent knows that the more we love our children, the less we tolerate. My four-year-old is currently having trouble understanding this concept. “Oh,” she responded yesterday, after I chided her for speaking rudely to her brother. “I guess you don’t

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Getting ready for Lent: How are we to make sacrifices?

Getting ready for Lent: How are we to make sacrifices?

by Donal Anthony Foley – Next week will see Ash Wednesday and the beginning of Lent and the 40-day period of preparation for Easter and the Resurrection of Christ. Lent gets its name from the old English word lencten, which means Spring, the season in

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St. Jacinta endured long and painful death for poor sinners

St. Jacinta endured long and painful death for poor sinners

By Donal Anthony Foley St. Jacinta Marto died on February 20, 1920, just shy of her 10th birthday, after having endured tremendous sufferings over the last couple years of her young life. We tend to associate the sufferings of the saints with their physical martyrdom,

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Our Lady’s fiat: the heart of marriage and family

Our Lady’s fiat: the heart of marriage and family

By Michaelyn Hein – My husband and I were in the midst of a particularly bad disagreement and it was escalating quickly. I stood at the stove, preparing dinner when, in our bickering, he made some cutting remark and promptly went upstairs. I was livid.

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Sister Lucia offered her death for the Holy Father

Sister Lucia offered her  death for the Holy Father

By Barb Ernster Sister Lucia of Fatima passed away on Feb. 13, 2005, after a long, drawn-out illness due to old age. She died just short of her 98th birthday, which would have been on March 28. Her charm and good humor lasted to the

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St. John Bosco’s dream and the Fatima solution

St. John Bosco’s dream and the Fatima solution

By Fr. Andrew Apostoli – One of the saints who foretold the great religious events of the 20th century was Saint John Bosco, the founder of the Salesians of Don Bosco. He was very devoted to the Blessed Virgin Mary, especially under her title Mary

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The mysterious night sky that forewarned a terrible war

The mysterious night sky that forewarned a terrible war

In the July apparition, Our Lady predicted: “The war is going to end; but if people do not cease offending God, a worse one will break out during the pontificate of Pius XI. When you see a night illumined by an unknown light, know that

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Fatima Vision of Hell helped Salvador Dali return to God

Fatima Vision of Hell helped Salvador Dali return to God

By Barb Ernster – Salvador Dali is considered one of the greatest artists of the 20th century and the most famous Surrealist. At the height of his popularity in 1960, he was commissioned by The Blue Army of Our Lady of Fatima to paint the

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