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The special place of Jesus’ baptism

by Barb Ernster – People say that the Holy Land is the fifth gospel. The place where Jesus was baptized in the Jordan River is part of this story. Geographically, it is located in Jordan, on the eastern side of the Jordan River, bordering Israel.

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The Magi represent Christ’s manifestation to the Gentiles

by Donal Anthony Foley – On Sunday, we celebrate the Epiphany, or manifestation of Christ to the Gentiles, in the persons of the Magi, or wise men, whose presence is one of the most mysterious aspects of the whole nativity story. St. Matthew introduces the

A little-known December 31 appearance of Our Lady to Sister Lucia had to do with the Church

by Barb Ernster – A message from Our Lady to Sister Lucia on the last day of the year 40 years ago had to do with the Church. Mary appeared to Sister Lucia in her cell at the Carmel in Coimbra on Dec. 31, 1979,

Miracles in the making? The many blessings of a Pilgrim Virgin Statue tour

by Catherine Moran, Ph.D. – From Sept. 25 – Oct. 20, 2019, my World Apostolate of Fatima, Byzantine Division was honored and privileged to sponsor a tour of the National Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Our Lady of Fatima (NPVS) in my diocese, the Ukrainian Byzantine

The Holy Innocents: Martyrs of Christmas, martyrs of the modern world

by Donal Anthony Foley – It is significant that the first three days after Christmas Day, during the celebratory octave, are given over to commemorate three different types of martyrdom. On December 26, we celebrate the feast of St. Stephen, the first martyr or witness

The Christmas Story and Fatima

by Donal Anthony Foley – As Christmas approaches, we naturally think of the cave at Bethlehem, where the Baby Jesus was born to Mary after she and St. Joseph had made the long journey to the city of David in order to be enrolled. The

Contemplate with Mary in the silence of Advent

by Donal Anthony Foley – Advent is our time of preparation for Christmas, and we have reached the final part of this season in the Church’s year. During Advent, there is a change of tone in the daily readings at Mass, when we shift from

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First Friday Devotion

“The all-powerful love of my heart will grant to all those who shall receive communion on the first Friday of nine consecutive months the grace of final repentance; they shall not die under my displeasure nor without receiving the Sacraments; my divine heart shall be

First Saturday Devotion

“You at Least Try to Console Me…” Join with us on the First Saturday of each month to honor and console our heavenly Mother and answer the call of the Child Jesus – “And have you spread through the world what our heavenly Mother requested

The special place of Jesus’ baptism

by Barb Ernster – People say that the Holy Land is the fifth gospel. The place where Jesus was baptized in the Jordan River is part of this story. Geographically, it is located in Jordan, on the eastern side of the Jordan River, bordering Israel.

The Magi represent Christ’s manifestation to the Gentiles

by Donal Anthony Foley – On Sunday, we celebrate the Epiphany, or manifestation of Christ to the Gentiles, in the persons of the Magi, or wise men, whose presence is one of the most mysterious aspects of the whole nativity story. St. Matthew introduces the

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