The New Totalitarianism Requires Our Urgent Response

One hundred and seven years ago today, Our Lady appeared to three shepherd children at Fatima in Portugal, bringing a message of urgency, laced in sorrow and concern for the condition of the world of that time.

St. Francisco: The Boy Who Died Smiling

by Barb Ernster – The holiness of St. Francisco is hidden in the stories of Fatima. Putting it together, one sees Francisco’s advancement in the spiritual life during his time on earth, primarily in his devotion to the “Hidden Jesus.” Francisco died the morning of April 4, 1919, after a six-month battle with the Spanish […]

The Moment of Truth

Holy Week is upon us, and Lent is over. The sacrifices and reflections that marked these forty days are now ending and the true purpose of this time of penance is in front of us.

Fatima’s Spirit of Sacrifice

Sacrifice as a Duty of Love As Lent continues it can be easy to lose that original spark of devotion and energy awakened in us on Ash Wednesday. Our daily sacrifices and resolutions start out strong, but keeping them becomes increasingly tiresome, a chore rather than a loving gift. It is therefore extremely important that […]

Benedict XVI and Fátima’s Prophetic Mission

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by Kevin J. Symonds, M.A. “We would be mistaken to think that the prophetic mission of Fatima is complete.” Pope Benedict XVI on May 13, 2010. Pope Benedict was celebrating Mass in Fátima on May 13, 2010, when he made the above remark.[1] It was a little confusing at the time, and even Archbishop Georg […]

Lent Should Transform Us

Simon becomes Peter; Saul becomes Paul. The Cornerstones of Lent Prayer and sacrifice are the cornerstones of Lent. It is during this time that we re-evaluate our lives and strive for improvement. This should be our task every day of the year, but in this time, we are directed to a more focused effort to […]

Lenten Lessons from Fatima’s Youngest Seer: St. Jacinta

by Father Luke Mary Fletcher, CFR Inspiration for Your Lenten journey Lent is the perfect time to get back to basics. The themes, devotions, and spirituality of Lent allow us to reexamine the essentials of our faith journey. Prayer, penance and almsgiving are our weapons against the world, the flesh and the Devil. If you […]

A Spiritual Stairway to Heaven: Embracing First Saturday Devotion

Written By Gene Zannetti A Heavenly Blueprint In a beautiful ray of hope, Our Lady of Fatima bestowed upon her faithful disciples a sacred gift—a heavenly blueprint for spiritual ascent. These divine directives, akin to marching orders, chart a course towards the triumph of the Immaculate Heart. At the heart of this celestial roadmap lies […]

A Year of Decisions and Crossroads

Can We Alter the Course? A new year always begins with speculation, hope and resolutions. This year not only appears to follow that course but may be one of the most pivotal times in history. It is a major election year and the choices in front of us are monumental. Once again, we look at […]

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