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Francisco and Jacinta to be canonized during Pope Francis’ visit to Fatima May 13

Francisco and Jacinta to be canonized during Pope Francis’ visit to Fatima May 13

Pope Francis will canonize Blessed Francisco and Jacinta Marto at Mass during his visit to Fatima May 13, 2017, making them the youngest non-martyrs to ever be declared saints. The decision was made April 20 by a consistory of cardinals. Pope St. John Paul II

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The glory of Easter and the Holy Triduum

The glory of Easter and the Holy Triduum

By David Carollo – On Good Friday, the most solemn day of the year, it is important to immerse oneself in the reality of what we commemorate. The greatest act of love and mercy in history took place on this day. The sin of Adam

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Love One Another as I Have Loved You

Love One Another as I Have Loved You

By Donal Anthony Foley – Holy Thursday initiates us each year into the Sacred Triduum, which begins with the Mass of the Lord’s Supper tonight, Maundy Thursday, and ends on Easter Sunday. It is the calm before the storm, commemorating the last few hours Jesus

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Russia in the Year of Fatima

Russia in the Year of Fatima

Victor Khroul, PhD, is an associate professor at Moscow State University, Journalism faculty. A Roman Catholic who grew up under the communist Soviet Union, he provided this interview about Russia today to Barb Ernster. It is published in our centennial issue, Fatima: 100 Years of

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The Spirituality of Lucia dos Santos

The Spirituality of Lucia dos Santos

Lucia dos Santos was born March 28, 1907, in the village of Aljustrel near Fatima, and baptized on March 30, 1907. She was the youngest of seven children of Antonio and Maria Rosa dos Santos. At the tender age of 10, she was given a

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Sister Lucia closer to beatification

Sister Lucia closer to beatification

Rector of the Shrine at Fatima asks pilgrims to pray. The diocesan phase of the process for the canonization of Sister Lucia de Jesus (1907-2005), one of the three seers of Fatima, ended and it will now pass to the competency of the Holy See

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How to Celebrate the Fatima Centennial

How to Celebrate the Fatima Centennial

By Donal Anthony Foley – This is a big year for Fatima, the centenary of Our Lady’s apparitions. A century is a long time, and it might seem as though society has gone downhill to such an extent that, even if people do start to

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The Rosary – A Weapon of Mass Construction

The Rosary – A Weapon of Mass Construction

By Brother John M. Samaha, S.M. – As Our Lady of the Rosary, the Blessed Virgin Mary manifests herself as our spiritual Mother and the spiritual Mother of all mankind. The Rosary is an invaluable gift she has given us, a powerful weapon she has

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The Miracle of the Doves of Bombarral

The Miracle of the Doves of Bombarral

By Susan Roland – In December 1946, an unusual incident took place in Portugal that was unprecedented and of extraordinary proportions. This incident of common delight became known as the “Doves of Bombarral.” It is a story of how three doves paid homage to the

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The Magnifying Glass: A Reflection on the Guadalupe Image

The Magnifying Glass:  A Reflection on the Guadalupe Image

by Justin Stroh – Catholics welcome those seeking baptism (Catechumens) through a series of rites (RCIA) culminating in the Great Easter Vigil that commences with the blessing of the Easter fire. In earlier centuries Christians would use a crystal to magnify the light of the

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