A Smaller, More Spiritual Church is Emerging

As we honor the feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Friday and Saturday, I am heartened by the great mission given to Lucia dos Santos at Fatima in 1917, to establish devotion to the Immaculate Heart throughout the world, and that Jesus desired this devotion to be placed next to devotion to His Sacred Heart.

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 […]

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 […]

Theotokos!

Celebrating the Solemnity of Mary The Feast of the Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God, falls on January 1, the first day of the New Year, which is very fitting given that Christ is the one who came to make all things new. It is the Octave day of Christmas and is followed […]

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 […]

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.

“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 […]

Aligning Our Hearts with the Sacred Heart of Jesus

by Donal Anthony Foley – Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus June is dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, an opportunity for a renewal of our devotion to Christ under the image and reality of His divine-human Heart. Devotion to the Sacred Heart calls us to go to the deepest part of our […]

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 […]

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