The Rosary, the Luminous Mysteries and Rosarium Virginis Mariae

by Donal Anthony Foley – We are mid-way through October, the month dedicated to the Rosary, a dedication due to Pope Leo XIII, (1878 -1903). He wrote numerous encyclicals promoting the Rosary and was keen to encourage the practice of saying it every day in October. He also added the invocation “Queen of the Most […]

ANNOUNCING: NEW DEVELOPMENT IN SISTER LUCIA’S CAUSE OF CANONIZATION

Sister Lucia dos Santos photo

We are pleased to share this great news from our international secretariat on this blessed day, commemorating the October 13, 1917, apparition at Fatima: The process of beatification and canonization of Sister Lucia has had today a new development, with the delivery in the Vatican’s Congregation for the Cause of Saints of the document on […]

What I Learned from Sister Lucia

Fatima expert Carlos Evaristo, Portuguese author and TV host, who interviewed Sister Lucia on many occasions and served as an interpreter for her, shared the things he learned from her about the message, the consecration, the triumph of the Immaculate Heart, and where we are today. The interview can also be viewed on our Fatima […]

God’s Archangels: Messengers of Hope, Truth and Light

by Catherine Moran – When one thinks of angels, three come to mind: St. Michael, St. Gabriel and St. Raphael. The source of our knowledge of these three archangels is from the Old and New Testament. Church teachings on the angels help us understand their mission and role in helping us. St. Michael – Defender […]

St. Padre Pio, the Spiritual Father of Fatima

by Father Matthew Mauriello – Among the many blessings that came out of the apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima is the beautiful connection to St. Pio of Pietrelcina. He became the Spiritual Father of the World Apostolate of Fatima at the request of Msgr. Harold V. Colgan (1894-1972), who founded the organization in 1947 […]

Our Rock in a Shaken World

by Michaelyn Hein Our summer vacation neared its end; its lazy days rounded the bend to their final lap as they prepared to pass the baton to fall. With the looming need to turn the calendar to September, my mind naturally followed the next step: not to chillier days and falling leaves, but the start […]

Beware of the Tepidity of “Clipboard Catholicism”

by Barb Ernster – The Catholic Church has a rich history of wonderful devotions that have developed and evolved over the years, many going back centuries. Devotions, novenas and prayers to Our Lady and the saints have accumulated. Unsurprisingly, most have promises attached.   Sometimes, as Catholics, we can get weary of sorting through all […]

A Christmas to Remember

Just one year after St. Pope John Paul II’s consecration of the whole world, including Russia, to the Immaculate Heart of Mary on March 25, 1984, the new Soviet Union president and Communist Party leader Mikhail Gorbachev began instituting democratic reforms in the spring of 1985 that he later acknowledged were “historically correct.”  In 1991, […]

The Rosary is a ‘Weapon’ of Love

by David M. Carollo – I am dismayed at the assertion in the article written in ‘The Atlantic’ by Daniel Panneton, that devout Catholics use the rosary as a weapon of hate. There is no greater act of love that exists beyond the Mass than the recitation of the Rosary. The 20 decades follow the […]

Sister Lucia Formulated the Blue Army Pledge

by Barb Ernster – The Blue Army Pledge was formulated with the help of Sister Lucia on August 12, 1946. Our co-founder, John Haffert had been given permission by the Bishop of Fatima, Jose Alves Correia da Silva, to come to Portugal and interview Lucia, who was then a Dorothean Sister in Porto. Mr. Haffert […]

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