A Statue Carved with Prayer and Blessed with Mary’s Presence

by Larry Maginot – In a 1952 radio broadcast, Pope Pius XII expressed this poignant observation, “In 1946, we crowned Our Lady of Fatima as Queen of the world, and the next year, through her pilgrim image, She set forth as though to claim Her dominion, and the miracles She performs along the way are […]

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 […]

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 […]

Get close to Jesus in the Eucharist

Holy Eucharist in Monstrance

by Barb Ernster – After pondering the question of the most important part of the Fatima message, Sister Lucia stated that it was “at the beginning, at the Cabeço.”  It was there that the Angel of Peace led the three little shepherds to an intense reality of the presence of God and to worship and […]

The Rich History of Devotion to the Immaculate Heart

by Catherine Moran – The history of the devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary is important to know so that we may understand why Our Lady came to ask for it at the beginning of the 20th century. In 1732, French Jesuit priest Fr. Joseph de Gallifet, wrote, “Once the devotion to the Sacred […]

Lucia on the Essential Message of Fatima

by Barb Ernster – At the very first apparition at Fatima on May 13, Mary asked the three seers, “Are you willing to offer yourselves to God and bear all the sufferings He wills to send you as an act of reparation for the sins by which He is offended and in supplication for the conversion […]

Lucia on the Sanctification of Our Daily Cross

A statue of an angel holding a 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. […]

First Saturday Devotions Take Off

by Barb Ernster – Much attention was given the March 25th consecration of Russia/Ukraine by Pope Francis, with a multitude of bishops, priests and laypeople worldwide joining in. It spurred great attention to the other message of Our Lady – the request for the First Saturday Communions of Reparation. The Catholic media, in particular, took […]

Overthrowing Evil in Our World Will Take All of Our Efforts

by David M. Carollo – In the last days it is said that there will be wars and rumors of war. Are we at that point in history? Only God knows the answer, but I hope not; perhaps for a reason that does not seem apparent. “Go and make disciples of all nations,” He told […]

What is Being Done to Spread the Devotion to the Immaculate Heart?

by Barb Ernster – This question posed to Sister Lucia by the Child Jesus in the courtyard of her convent on Feb. 26, 1926, was because the First Saturday Devotion was not being spread as Our Lady had requested on Dec. 10, 1925. It is a question that Jesus could ask each of us today, […]

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