The Value of a Soul

The Value of a Soul Having been through the deaths of several close relatives and friends this year, it made me think of the value of a soul. Although these dear people are gone, their souls live on and the veil between this life and the next feels much thinner. What was consistent in each […]

Astounding Things!: How the Midday Sun Danced at Fatima

An excerpt of Avelino de Almeida’s firsthand account of the Miracle of the Sun, published on October 15th, 1917, in O Século’s daily edition Translated by John Nahrgang OURÉM (PORTUGAL), October 13th Upon disembarking, after a delayed trip, at around four o’clock in the afternoon at Chão de Maçãs station in Ourém, where religious people […]

The Rosary: Spiritual Medicine from Our Heavenly Mother

God wants to give us peace, and through Mary, He has given us a means to obtain it. The Rosary settles our minds and hearts and focuses our attention on Him. When I pray it with my heart, immediately I notice the peace. This happens as well when I spend time in Eucharistic adoration or during Mass. If this is the medicine for my soul, I need to take it.

The Miraculous Might of One Hail Mary

“Growing up, every time you heard any type of siren, ambulance or police car, you made the sign of the cross and said a prayer for those in need and protection for those involved. That was second nature to me,” Petrovich explained. “I always said that prayer but never felt compelled to say a [particular] prayer. On that (Saturday) occasion, it was the one thing that was different than anything else. And the first prayer that came to mind was the Hail Mary.”

The Fatima Message Overcomes the Predicted ‘End’

By David M. Carollo – The Day the Earth Stood Still Twenty-three years ago, I spent the new year in Rome leading a group of choir children and parents/chaperones on a pilgrimage. The choir sang at several venues coinciding with the welcoming of the new year – a new century, a new millennium. As the […]

“Keep Me Company”

By Lawrence Maginot – As we grow closer to the 100th anniversary of the request for the First Saturday Devotion by Our Lady of Fatima in 2025, many people remain confused about how to carry it out, especially the request for fifteen minutes of meditation in addition to the five-decade Rosary. This time of meditation […]

It is All for Our Lady

By Barb Ernster and Larry Maginot – Venerable Sister Lucia! The news that Sister Lucia was declared “venerable on June 22 this year did not come as a surprise. Her cause was opened in 2008 and the diocesan inquiry, which required the examination of thousands of documents, her personal diary of 2,000 pages and interviews […]

It’s Worth Fighting For

By David M. Carollo – A Pilgrimage to Poland I am writing most of this article at Krakow airport, named after St. Pope John Paul II, the native son of this city. Flight delays can be a blessing, especially when the events of the day have been an inspiration to write accounts such as this. […]

First Saturdays Help Us Renew and Retain the Spirit of Mary

By Barb Ernster – First Saturdays Devotion: A Call from Our Lady Amid the four things Sister Lucia identified as Our Lady’s request at Fatima, the First Saturdays devotion was intended to be a monthly renewal of our “yes” to Mary and a way to help us continue to fulfill the other requests. The most […]

Defiance Has Limits – How Far Will God Let Us Push It?

by David M. Carollo – A People in Defiance Once Again Reading and hearing biblical stories growing up Catholic, I would look at people such as those in Sodom and Gomorrah as well as the masses in the time of Noah and think of them as “they” – the poor people who chose evil and […]

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