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THE ASSUMPTION OF MARY REMINDS US TO PRAISE GOD AND REPAIR FOR SINS

THE ASSUMPTION OF MARY REMINDS US TO PRAISE GOD AND REPAIR FOR SINS

By Barb Ernster – The Divine Praises are a series of acclamations recited in the liturgy of Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. It was composed in a slightly shorter form by Luigi Felici, a Jesuit priest, in 1797, as a prayer to make reparation for

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WHY THE CONSECRATION OF THE WHOLE WORLD ALONG WITH RUSSIA IN 1984?

WHY THE CONSECRATION OF THE WHOLE WORLD ALONG WITH RUSSIA IN 1984?

By William Sockey – Why did Pope St. John Paul II, on March 25, 1984, consecrate the whole world to the Immaculate Heart of Mary and not just Russia alone, even though Our Lady of Fatima requested only the consecration of Russia? To answer this

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DEVOTION TO THE IMMACULATE HEART – A DEVOTION FOR OUR TIME

DEVOTION TO THE IMMACULATE HEART – A DEVOTION FOR OUR TIME

By Barb Ernster On June 13, the Church celebrates the Feast of the Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary. This day is also the 98th anniversary of the June 13, 1917 apparition at Fatima. During this apparition, Our Lady revealed an important part of

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ARE THE TEN COMMANDMENTS STILL RELEVANT?

ARE THE TEN COMMANDMENTS STILL RELEVANT?

Vincent J. Covello Today we often witness people, who by their words or actions, spurn the Ten Commandments. They will say things like: “It’s my body to do with as I please,” or “I take no responsibility for my actions, it’s always someone else’s fault,”

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FATIMA SPIRITUALITY

FATIMA SPIRITUALITY

By Greg Wasson The center of Fatima spirituality is Jesus Christ himself and through him the Most Holy Trinity. This is also the form of all authentic Christian spirituality. Therefore we can be assured that the Fatima program is a legitimate way to God. The

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THE ROSARY

THE ROSARY

By Carol Monaco The Rosary is such a sweet and simple prayer, and it is so powerful that it can truly change the world for the better. Why, then, is it so difficult to set aside 15 minutes a day to pray it? Perhaps we

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THERE IS LITTLE TO JOKE ABOUT IN THE SECRETS OF FATIMA

THERE IS LITTLE TO JOKE ABOUT IN THE SECRETS OF FATIMA

The following is an unofficial translation of an address given by His Eminence Angelo Cardinal Amato at the Pontifical University Antonianum on the apparitions of Our Lady in Fatima, Portugal. The address was published in Italian on the web site of L’Osservatore Romano from which

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Ask Father Michael – Why so Many Scapulars?

As a member of the Blue Army I naturally wear the Brown Scapular, but a friend of mine showed me the scapular she wears as a Third Order Dominican, and it’s white. I’ve also seen a green scapular. Why are there so many different scapulars, and what do they mean?

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BOOK REVIEW: A Pathway Under the Gaze of Mary

By Don Fier When the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to three shepherd children in Fatima, Portugal for six successive months in 1917, she foretold that the younger two, Jacinta and Francisco Marto, would soon go to Heaven. But to the ten-year-old Lucia dos Santos she

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UNLESS YOU BECOME AS LITTLE CHILDREN

UNLESS YOU BECOME AS LITTLE CHILDREN

By Leo Madigan Of all the people the Church holds up for our veneration perhaps the most accessible are the youngest seers of Fatima, Francisco and Jacinta Marto. Their short lives have been minutely documented and this access we have to their daily actions and

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