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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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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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Shrine welcomes new chaplain, Father James Walling, CPM

Shrine welcomes new chaplain, Father James Walling, CPM

The National Blue Army Shrine welcomes our new chaplain, Father James Walling, a priest of the Congregation of the Fathers of Mercy (CPM). Father Walling is replacing Father Michael Venditti, who has served as the Shrine chaplain since 2014, and has taken a new assignment

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Lent should be a “little death” for us

Lent should be a “little death” for us

By Donal Anthony Foley – We will be celebrating for the first time, on Tuesday, February 20, the feast of Saints Jacinta and Francisco Marto. This is an important milestone for the Fatima movement and message as a whole, and for the World Apostolate of Fatima in particular.

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Experience Lent in an intentional way

Experience Lent in an intentional way

By Kate Soucheray – Lent is my favorite season of the liturgical year. I anticipate its coming like waiting for our children, in-laws and grandchildren to arrive for the Christmas holidays. There is such anticipation of renewed relationships, the excitement of opening presents on Christmas

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The loveable seers of Lourdes and Fatima

The loveable seers of Lourdes and Fatima

By Donal Foley – The apparitions of the Blessed Mother at Fatima and Lourdes are among the best-known and loved of all her appearances in nearly 2,000 years of Church history. This is due, to some extent, to the lovable and attractive nature of the

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An unknown light in 1938 demands our attention – even today

An unknown light in 1938 demands our attention – even today

By Barb Ernster – On this day that celebrates the conversion of St. Paul the Apostle, upon seeing a great light from the sky suddenly flashed around him, it is good to remind ourselves why God uses such signs. And woe to us when we

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