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Is this approved Marian apparition a bridge between Lourdes and Fatima?

by Joseph Pronechen – Fatima and Lourdes are the most recognizable names when it comes to approved apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary. But few outside Poland have heard of the approved Gietrzwald Apparitions that raise the question: Did it act as a heavenly bridge

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From Jesus’ baptism to the miracle at Fatima, God shows He is near

by Donal Anthony Foley – We recently celebrated the feast of the Baptism of the Lord, representing the transition from the Christmas season, with its focus on Jesus’ infancy, to His public ministry. This feast is also a reminder of the vital importance of our

The holy death of St. Jacinta and the 1918 flu

by Donal Anthony Foley – St. Jacinta Marto endured a prolonged and painful illness that led to her death on the night of Feb. 20, 1920, in the Estefania Hospital in Lisbon. Only a night nurse, Aurora Gomes, was present in the ward that evening,

Sister Lucia’s long journey in spreading the First Saturday devotion

by Barb Ernster – On Feb. 15, 1926, the Child Jesus appeared to Sister Lucia in the courtyard of her convent in Pontevedra. After a brief conversation, he asked her, “And have you been spreading around the world what the heavenly Mother asked of you?” 

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

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,

Soul Magazine

Ash Wednesday

February 26, 2020 Schedule: 11:30 am:  Confessions and the rosary 12:00 pm:  Holy Mass – Celebrant: Fr. James Walling, C.P.M. Ashes will be distributed during Mass

2020 Lenten Retreat

The Passion of Christ According to St. Matthew 2020 Lenten Retreat Friday, March 13 through Sunday, March 15 Holy House Chapel and Fatima Retreat Center Conducted by the Shrine Chaplain, Father James Walling, CPM The retreat will include two nights at the Fatima Retreat Center.

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

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


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