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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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Champions of the Rosary

Champions of the Rosary

By Barb Ernster – Fr. Donald Calloway of the Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception spent over two years researching the history of the rosary, the spiritual sword that conquered his heart in a naval chapel dedicated to Our Lady of Victory after years of

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St. Faustina – An Apostle of Purgatory

St. Faustina – An Apostle of Purgatory

By Barb Ernster – St. Maria Faustina, through her devotions, meditations and prayers, allowed numerous holy souls in purgatory to reach heaven. Her conversations with Our Lord and Our Lady as recorded in her diary, including her own beautiful prayers and, of course, the Divine

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The Immaculate Heart of Mary

The Immaculate Heart of Mary

By Ray Sullivan – There are many devotions in the Holy Catholic Church, all of which lead us to Christ. None of them exist for any purpose other than to help us to know Jesus, to love Jesus, and to serve Jesus in this world,

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