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 – […]

Lenten Lessons from Saints Francisco and Jacinta

By Donal Anthony Foley – We celebrate the feast day of Saints Francisco and Jacinta on February 20 and then, two days later, Ash Wednesday, which marks the beginning of Lent. And so, it is timely to see how the spirituality of the Little Shepherds can impact our own celebration of the Lenten season. But […]

We Cannot Diminish the Meaning of Thanksgiving

by David M. Carollo – Thanksgiving calls us to embrace the meaning of the day—gratitude. The holiday itself was founded for this purpose. The 1779 Congressional Thanksgiving Proclamation states that this day is “to be a day of public and solemn thanksgiving to Almighty God for His mercies, and of prayer for the continuance of […]

Lucia on the Sanctification of Our Daily Cross

by Donal Anthony Foley – We are entering the “Fatima season,” May – October, related to the apparitions of Fatima in 1917. Thus, it is a good time to reflect on the requirements of our daily duty in the light of what Our Lady asked for, particularly in the very first apparition on May 13. […]

“Mommy, I want to see.” Modeling the Lessons of Lent

A small child takes a rosary from his dad's hand

by Michaelyn Hein – Four years ago, I was in the process of helping my son prepare for his First Reconciliation. Together, we reviewed the Commandments and worked our way through an examination of conscience. We practiced aloud the Act of Contrition and reviewed the steps of a good confession, from “Bless me Father” to […]

Count on the Fatima seers to help your families

by Barb Ernster – Everybody has some sort of issue in his or her family. Parents never stop worrying about their kids for issues big and small. We all have family members and friends that we are praying back to Christ. The Fatima seers will not disappoint in their heavenly help. All three of the […]

Are you in it for the long haul?

By David Carollo – When there is difficulty and uncertainty we turn to prayer. We hope to solve our issues and find the way back to normalcy. On Sept. 11, 2001, and for the weeks that followed, the churches were full as people came to comprehend the unthinkable occurrence of that day and to petition […]

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