Is Your Rosary Too Mechanical?

Learn to Make it a Living Thing. Written by Greg Wasson Fatima and the Rosary Sometimes we forget that Our Lady of Fatima is really Our Lady of the Rosary in a similar way as Our Lady of Lourdes is the Immaculate Conception. Mary identified herself at Fatima as Our Lady of the Rosary – […]

Contemplate with Mary in the Silence of Advent

Advent is Our Time of Preparation for Christmas Advent is our time of preparation for Christmas. During Advent, there is a change of tone in the daily readings at Mass, when we shift from a focus on Christ’s second coming at the end of time to one that considers His first coming at Bethlehem 2,000 […]

5 Things to Know About First Saturday

The requirements of the First Saturday devotion in making reparation are simple: Go to confession, receive Holy Communion, pray a five-decade Rosary AND spend an additional 15 minutes with Mary, meditating on the other mysteries of the Rosary. The purpose of the First Saturday devotion is to make reparation for the sins against the Immaculate Heart, […]

Why I’m Devoted to the Brown Scapular

By Gene Zannetti Growing up, the Brown Scapular was a concept that I knew of but did not fully understand. It was part of my Catholic heritage, an item known to carry a profound promise: those who died clothed in this scapular would be spared the eternal fires. Despite this, my own devotion had been […]

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 […]

Separation of Church and State is an Impossibility

By David M. Carollo – Kennedy v. Nixon My earliest recollection of politics goes back to 1960 when John Kennedy faced Richard Nixon in the presidential race. The overwhelming subject seemed to be the fact that one candidate was Catholic, the first in the history of the nation. As a young child, I had no […]

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 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 […]

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