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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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Fasting and the acceptable sacrifice

Fasting and the acceptable sacrifice

By Barb Ernster At Fatima, Our Lady did not specifically ask the children to fast on food and water, but she did ask them to do penance and make sacrifices. The Fatima children came up with their own ways of doing this, including giving up

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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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SLS18 Inspires and Equips Thousands to Share Joy of the Gospel

SLS18 Inspires and Equips Thousands to Share Joy of the Gospel

The World Apostolate of Fatima attended one of the largest gatherings of Catholics around the topic of evangelization, SLS18: Inspire & Equip, hosted by the Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS), which welcomed more than 8,000 participants to Chicago Jan. 2 – 6, 2018. The

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Father Andrew Apostoli – What a wonderful life

Father Andrew Apostoli – What a wonderful life

By David Carollo – We said goodbye to our dear friend, Father Andrew Apostoli, who passed into eternity on December 13, two months to the day after his last visit to the Blue Army Shrine. We visited with him regularly while he was under the

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New Year’s challenge – pray more rosaries!

New Year’s challenge – pray more rosaries!

By Father John Anthony, CFR – Everywhere I go in the world today, people pull me aside and say, ‘Father, do you think it’s the end of the world?’ I’ve had Jews, Muslims, atheists and agnostics all asking me the same question. Do you think

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Come, Lord Jesus, come and stay forever

Come, Lord Jesus, come and stay forever

By Deacon Bob Ellis, National Coordinator “Joy to the world; the Lord is come.” Did you ever wonder why the word “is” rather than “has”? After all, He has already come over 2,000 years ago. During Advent we are said to be anticipating His coming.

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Father Andrew Apostoli: rest in peace good and faithful servant

Father Andrew Apostoli: rest in peace good and faithful servant

The Church and the World Apostolate of Fatima lost a great friend this morning when Father Andrew Apostoli passed into eternity after a difficult fight with cancer. Father Andrew was a founding member of the Community of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal. He and

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