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Is this approved Marian apparition a bridge between Lourdes and Fatima?

Is this approved Marian apparition a bridge between Lourdes and Fatima?

by Joseph Pronechen – Fatima and Lourdes are the most recognizable names when it comes to approved apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary. But few outside Poland have heard of the approved Gietrzwald Apparitions that raise the question: Did it act as a heavenly bridge

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From Jesus’ baptism to the miracle at Fatima, God shows He is near

From Jesus’ baptism to the miracle at Fatima, God shows He is near

by Donal Anthony Foley – We recently celebrated the feast of the Baptism of the Lord, representing the transition from the Christmas season, with its focus on Jesus’ infancy, to His public ministry. This feast is also a reminder of the vital importance of our

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The holy death of St. Jacinta and the 1918 flu

The holy death of St. Jacinta and the 1918 flu

by Donal Anthony Foley – St. Jacinta Marto endured a prolonged and painful illness that led to her death on the night of Feb. 20, 1920, in the Estefania Hospital in Lisbon. Only a night nurse, Aurora Gomes, was present in the ward that evening,

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Sister Lucia’s long journey in spreading the First Saturday devotion

Sister Lucia’s long journey in spreading the First Saturday devotion

by Barb Ernster – On Feb. 15, 1926, the Child Jesus appeared to Sister Lucia in the courtyard of her convent in Pontevedra. After a brief conversation, he asked her, “And have you been spreading around the world what the heavenly Mother asked of you?” 

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The special place of Jesus’ baptism

The special place of Jesus’ baptism

by Barb Ernster – People say that the Holy Land is the fifth gospel. The place where Jesus was baptized in the Jordan River is part of this story. Geographically, it is located in Jordan, on the eastern side of the Jordan River, bordering Israel.

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The Magi represent Christ’s manifestation to the Gentiles

The Magi represent Christ’s manifestation to the Gentiles

by Donal Anthony Foley – On Sunday, we celebrate the Epiphany, or manifestation of Christ to the Gentiles, in the persons of the Magi, or wise men, whose presence is one of the most mysterious aspects of the whole nativity story. St. Matthew introduces the

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A little-known December 31 appearance of Our Lady to Sister Lucia had to do with the Church

A little-known December 31 appearance of Our Lady to Sister Lucia had to do with the Church

by Barb Ernster – A message from Our Lady to Sister Lucia on the last day of the year 40 years ago had to do with the Church. Mary appeared to Sister Lucia in her cell at the Carmel in Coimbra on Dec. 31, 1979,

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Miracles in the making? The many blessings of a Pilgrim Virgin Statue tour

Miracles in the making? The many blessings of a Pilgrim Virgin Statue tour

by Catherine Moran, Ph.D. – From Sept. 25 – Oct. 20, 2019, my World Apostolate of Fatima, Byzantine Division was honored and privileged to sponsor a tour of the National Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Our Lady of Fatima (NPVS) in my diocese, the Ukrainian Byzantine

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The Holy Innocents: Martyrs of Christmas, martyrs of the modern world

The Holy Innocents: Martyrs of Christmas, martyrs of the modern world

by Donal Anthony Foley – It is significant that the first three days after Christmas Day, during the celebratory octave, are given over to commemorate three different types of martyrdom. On December 26, we celebrate the feast of St. Stephen, the first martyr or witness

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The Christmas Story and Fatima

The Christmas Story and Fatima

by Donal Anthony Foley – As Christmas approaches, we naturally think of the cave at Bethlehem, where the Baby Jesus was born to Mary after she and St. Joseph had made the long journey to the city of David in order to be enrolled. The

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