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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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MY FRIEND SISTER LUCIA

MY FRIEND SISTER LUCIA

By James Colson My name is James Colson, married to my wife, Nancy. We have four daughters and six grandchildren. For the past 35 years Nancy and I have brought many groups to Our Lady of Fatima Shrine in Portugal. I was first inspired to

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THE REAL SECRET OF FATIMA

THE REAL SECRET OF FATIMA

By Anne Tansy The heart of the message of Fatima is a gloriously personal one to all who have a true conception of the apparitions and revelations of Our Lady in that now hallowed spot. It is as though Mary has spoken to each and

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“WHAT IS GOD?” THE SPIRITUALITY OF FRANCISCO MARTO

“WHAT IS GOD?”  THE SPIRITUALITY OF FRANCISCO MARTO

By Barb Ernster Blessed Francisco Marto might be considered a “wimp” by today’s standard, perhaps even a loser. The Fatima seer, who would not see his 10th birthday, would easily shrug off losing at his favorite games and likely let others decide what to do

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The Necessary Spiritual Foundation for the Pro-Life Movement

The Necessary Spiritual Foundation for the Pro-Life Movement

By Bill Sockey Abortion isn’t just a moral or ethical crisis. It is a deeply spiritual crisis. No one can truly believe in God and accept the killing of innocent babies because someone finds them inconvenient. During the twentieth century, support for abortion grew in

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