Mary Calls Us To Deep and Abiding Prayer

Prayer is the mainstay of the Christian and Catholic life and so it isn’t surprising to see how, once the Fatima children had experienced the awesomeness and power of the angel of Fatima and the beauty and goodness of Our Lady, they increasingly devoted their lives to prayer.

First Saturday and the Spiritual Motherhood of Mary

Many of you have probably heard about the movement for a fifth Marian Dogma, specifically to declare the Blessed Virgin Mary as “Co-Redemptrix, Mediatrix, and Advocate,” and you wonder how this movement aligns with the message of Our Lady of Fatima.  We know that Sister Lucia never recorded Our Lady at Fatima ever saying anything about a fifth Marian dogma, but this does not mean there are not many significant parallels to the Fatima message.  Many of you might be surprised to hear that the movement for a fifth Marian dogma actually pre-dates the supernatural events at Fatima.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Sister Lucia offered her painful death for the Holy Father

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Sister Lucia of Fatima passed away on Feb. 13, 2005, after a long, drawn-out illness due to old age. She died just short of her 98th birthday, which would have been on March 28. Her charm and good humor lasted to the very end, even when she could not eat anything, but lupines (legume-like seeds […]

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 […]

The Eucharist is central to the Fatima apparitions

Written by Fr. James L. P. Miara “Fatima is Reparation” His Excellency Joao Pereira Venancio, who was a bishop of the Diocese of Leiria-Fatima from 1958-1968, when asked to summarize the message of Fatima said: “Fatima is reparation, reparation, reparation and especially Eucharistic reparation.” Fatima is very Eucharistic. This is evident when one visits the […]

SEEK24 Recap: The Faith is Alive!

Remembering God’s Grace It’s easy, nowadays, to give into the doom and gloom. Even as devoted followers of Christ, we often find ourselves discouraged by the state of this increasingly Godless world. Only earlier this week, controversial rapper Lil Nas X made a disgusting mockery of Christianity. While many religious and non-religious people have spoken […]

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