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The world needs the gift of sacrifice

The world needs the gift of sacrifice

By Fr. Andrew Apostoli, CFR – (A reflection from his book “Fatima and the Triumph of Mary.”) Imagine living in a world where there was no love. There would be no caring, no sharing, no forgetfulness of one’s self in reaching out to others. It

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Gratitude and the promise of heaven

Gratitude and the promise of heaven

Dear Friends: The promise of heaven given to Sts. Francisco and Jacinta by Mary at Fatima set a fire in them to do whatever the beautiful Lady asked for so great a reward. Immediately, Francisco promised to say “many rosaries.”  Jacinta prompted her family that

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Why children belong at Adoration

Why children belong at Adoration

By Michaelyn Hein Before my daughter was born, I was a committed Eucharistic adorer. After her birth, however, I fell away from my commitment to Adoration in lieu of commitments to my newborn. As the first year of her life passed, I reveled in her

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Miraculous phenomena at Fatima occurred even on November 13

Miraculous phenomena at Fatima occurred even on November 13

Father Thomas McGlynn, OP was a priest and sculptor who spent 10 days with Sister Lucia in order to make an authentic sculpture of how Our Lady appeared when she presented her Immaculate Heart. He had the opportunity to interview Lucia’s sisters, Theresa and Maria,

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The Pope Leos and the emerging of St. Michael – defender in turbulent times

The Pope Leos and the emerging of St. Michael – defender in turbulent times

by Donal Anthony Foley Today is the feast of Pope St. Leo I, one of the most important popes in Church history and one of only three acclaimed as “great”, mainly for his teaching against heresy and for his famous Tome, which was read at

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Our union with the Holy Souls is anchored in Jesus’ mercy

Our union with the Holy Souls is anchored in Jesus’ mercy

By Father James Walling – A few years ago, when I was associate pastor in a parish in Kentucky, I visited a Protestant funeral service with a priest friend of mine. The deceased was a woman who used to practice the Catholic Faith, but had

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Why God desired devotion to the Immaculate Heart

Why God desired devotion to the Immaculate Heart

By Barb Ernster – Why did Jesus want devotion to the Immaculate Heart established in the world, starting in 1917 at Fatima? After all, devotion to the Heart of Mary was widely practiced in the Middle Ages, including by many great saints. Saint John Eudes

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Did the discovery of America begin at Fatima?

Did the discovery of America begin at Fatima?

The “Age of Discovery” resulted from the vision of a pious young man, “Henry the Navigator,” who is buried in a beautiful church, Our Lady of Victories, at the foot of the mountain of Fatima. His father, John I (1357-1433) was made king of Portugal

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The “Good News” of marriage and family modeled by the Holy Family

The “Good News” of marriage and family modeled by the Holy Family

By Barb Ernster Dr. Mary Shivanandan is a retired professor of theology from the Pontifical John Paul II Institute on Studies of Marriage and Family, specializing in the theological anthropology of St. John Paul II.  She is also a mother and grandmother. She spoke with

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The “Little Way” of St. Therese through Mary to Jesus

The “Little Way” of St. Therese through Mary to Jesus

Original text by Rev. Jack Riley – “It is to you, dear mother, to you who are doubly my mother that I come to confide this story of my soul. The day you asked me to do this, it seemed to me it would distract

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