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Achieving holiness in our daily duty

Achieving holiness in our daily duty

By E. William Sockey III – In May 1942, Our Lord spoke to Sister Lucia as she was praying in the chapel of her convent. Referring to Our Lady’s request at Fatima that all Catholics offer daily prayer and sacrifices for the conversion of sinners,

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Sister Lucia said Communions of Reparation is means to combat atheism in post-consecration era of “week of Fatima”

Sister Lucia said Communions of Reparation is means to combat atheism in post-consecration era of “week of Fatima”

 by Donal Anthony Foley One of the most enigmatic sayings of Sister Lucia concerns the idea that we are part way through the “Week of Fatima.”  She stated this in a rather compelling interview with Filipino Cardinal Ricardo Vidal on Oct. 11, 1993, in which

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The ‘third’ secret, the visions of Fatima and the path we are called to follow

The ‘third’ secret, the visions of Fatima and the path we are called to follow

by Larry Maginot — When I first began to travel with the International Pilgrim Statue of Our Lady of Fatima, I was asked to prepare a 20-minute presentation on the message of Fatima. In preparation for this, I read over Sister Lucia’s memoirs several times,

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The Portolá 250: An historic expedition to raise the voice of California Catholics

The Portolá 250: An historic expedition to raise the voice of California Catholics

By James Aitchison – The year 2019 marks the 250th anniversary of the Portolá Expedition, which was the first expedition over land into Alta, California. Joining Catalonian-born explorer, Don Gaspar de Portolá in the year 1769 was Rev. Junípero Serra, who at the age of

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Where do you come from?

Where do you come from?

by Catherine Moran – Just when you think you have read everything about the apparitions of Our Lady at Fatima, there is something new to learn. I have always wondered why when the children first saw Our Lady on May 13, 1917, Lucia’s first question

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Mary and Jesus speak as one in Fatima and Divine Mercy messages

Mary and Jesus speak as one in Fatima and Divine Mercy messages

By Barb Ernster – Soon after St. Maria Faustina was led by an angel to the chasms of hell, she wrote about what she saw in her Diary, so that she might tell souls about it and testify to its existence. Like St. Jacinta Marto,

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Eucharistic reparation in the Fatima Message

Eucharistic reparation in the Fatima Message

by Deacon Bob Ellis – The call to Eucharistic reparation is very much a part of Fatima, but interestingly, it did not come from Our Lady. She did not ask for it during any of her six apparitions in 1917. While she did talk about

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Day by Day with St. Faustina

Day by Day with St. Faustina

  by Barb Ernster –  Author Susan Tassone is known as the “purgatory lady,” but she may well soon also be referred to as “St. Faustina’s secretary” after now completing her fourth book based on the nun’s Diary. Her latest, Day by Day with St.

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Saint Joseph, the second greatest saint

Saint Joseph, the second greatest saint

By Soul Staff (Compiled with writings from “Doorway to Heaven” by Catherine Moran, Ph.D.)    “Joseph was the living image of his Virgin Spouse; they resembled each other like two pearls.”  St. Bernadine St. Joseph in Sacred Scriptures is mentioned only by St. Luke and St.

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The Immaculate Conception and the Age of Mary

The Immaculate Conception and the Age of Mary

by Donal Anthony Foley – The Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception on December 8 commemorates and celebrates the Catholic Tradition that the Blessed Virgin Mary was completely preserved from the stain of original sin, and was, therefore, immaculately conceived in the womb of her mother,

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