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The essential request of Fatima, according to Lucia

The essential request of Fatima, according to Lucia

  By Barb Ernster – At the very first apparition at Fatima on May 13, Mary asked the three seers, “Are you willing to offer yourselves to God and bear all the sufferings He wills to send you as an act of reparation for the

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Catholics put hope in Mary with coast-to-coast rosaries

Catholics put hope in Mary with coast-to-coast rosaries

By Donal Anthony Foley – One of the most fundamental appeals of Our Lady’s message at Fatima was her request for the praying of the daily Rosary, to bring about peace in the world. The public coast-to-coast Rosary events that are now spreading around the

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May 13 unites Fatima and the Blessed Sacrament

May 13 unites Fatima and the Blessed Sacrament

By Joseph Pronechen – Fatima has a great connection to the Holy Eucharist in more ways than one. In fact, they are inseparable. The first can be seen in the Fatima children’s reception of the Eucharist from the Angel. In his book Fatima for Today,

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Why Mary wants us consecrated to her

Why Mary wants us consecrated to her

By Barb Ernster – St. Louis de Montfort waited expectantly for the coming of an age when the true disciples of Jesus Christ would be “like sharp arrows in the hand of the powerful” Mary to pierce her enemies (Ps 126:4). He developed the spirituality

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Fatima and Divine Mercy message are intimately related

Fatima and Divine Mercy message are intimately related

This weekend there is a First Saturday followed by the Divine Mercy Sunday, uniting these beautiful devotions of grace and mercy together. What a great time to go to confession and open our hearts to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary. The Fatima and Divine Mercy messages

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The Repositions

The Repositions

By Father James Walling As Holy Mother the Church has been pondering the Passion of our Lord, especially today, let us consider how Jesus invites us to rest in him during any suffering we may undergo. Following upon the poetic wisdom of The Beatitudes, let

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Lent with Lucia – Genuine love is sacrificial for the good of others

Lent with Lucia – Genuine love is sacrificial for the good of others

“It is true that keeping the word of God involves self-denial and renunciation, but it is also true that it is precisely in this self-denial and renunciation that we prove our love to God.” Sister Lucia For all of eternity we have each been equally

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The mystery of joy in the midst of suffering

The mystery of joy in the midst of suffering

By Donal Anthony Foley We are now more than half way through Lent and this Sunday, the fourth Sunday of Lent, is a good point to assess how we have spent Lent so far. This Sunday is also known as Laetare Sunday, since the first

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Jacinta would have embraced the First Saturday devotion

Jacinta would have embraced the First Saturday devotion

Jacinta, whose birthday is celebrated March 11, was privy to the dire three-part secret of Fatima at the impressionable age of seven. The second part of the secret involved the answer to preventing what Mary revealed in the first part – a second, worse war,

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The origin and significance of the Stations of the Cross

The origin and significance of the Stations of the Cross

By Prof. Michael Ogunu – Stations of the Cross (or Way of the Cross; in Latin, Via Crucis; also called the Via Dolorosa or Way of Sorrows) is a devotion which recalls with mindful affection the last stage of the journey that Jesus walked in

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