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Father Andrew Apostoli – What a wonderful life

Father Andrew Apostoli – What a wonderful life

By David Carollo – We said goodbye to our dear friend, Father Andrew Apostoli, who passed into eternity on December 13, two months to the day after his last visit to the Blue Army Shrine. We visited with him regularly while he was under the

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New Year’s challenge – pray more rosaries!

New Year’s challenge – pray more rosaries!

By Father John Anthony, CFR – Everywhere I go in the world today, people pull me aside and say, ‘Father, do you think it’s the end of the world?’ I’ve had Jews, Muslims, atheists and agnostics all asking me the same question. Do you think

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Fatima, like Christmas, reminds us to be people of hope and peace

Fatima, like Christmas, reminds us to be people of hope and peace

By Patrick Sabat – As the Fatima U.S. Tour for Peace wraps up at the end of the centennial year, it is important to look back at the beginning of our journey to all 50 states and our effort to bring the message of peace

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Marian consecration is a battle cry against Satan

Marian consecration is a battle cry against Satan

By Barb Ernster – The centennial year of Fatima placed a spotlight on one of the key messages of Our Lady, “God wishes to establish in the world devotion to my Immaculate Heart.” Parishes, dioceses, organizations and thousands of people across the country responded to

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The First Saturday devotion preceded Fatima

The First Saturday devotion preceded Fatima

By Catherine Moran, Ph.D. – The request of Our Lady for the First Saturdays was not a new devotion. Its practice began 25 years earlier and continued to develop until Our Lady and Our Lord defined its purpose at Fatima. In 1892, Pope Leo XIII

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Final message at Fatima: “Do not offend the Lord our God anymore”

Final message at Fatima: “Do not offend the Lord our God anymore”

by Donal Anthony Foley – The sixth and final apparition at Fatima on Oct. 13, 1917 was a very climactic ending to a six-month period that transformed the little village into one of the most visited places on earth. Besides the great miracle of the

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Witness to the Miracle of the Sun

Witness to the Miracle of the Sun

By Alice Reis Israel – Fatima has a special place in my heart because of my father, Dominic Reis. His birthday was May 13 and he was 17 years old at the time of the apparitions. He was at the Cova da Iria in Fatima

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The Power of Our Lady of the Rosary

The Power of Our Lady of the Rosary

by Donal Anthony Foley – One of the most important aspects of the Fatima Message was the way in which Our Lady focused particularly on the Rosary. At each of her six apparitions she emphatically asked for it to be said daily, and in May,

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St. Padre Pio, the Spiritual Father of Fatima

St. Padre Pio, the Spiritual Father of Fatima

by Rev. Matthew R. Mauriello – As we consider the promulgation of the message of Fatima these past hundred years, it is good to review the various aspects that have developed in the last century. Among the many blessings that came out of the apparitions

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“I will cure some but not others” – the spiritual meaning of the September apparition

“I will cure some but not others” – the spiritual meaning of the September apparition

By Father Andrew Apostoli, CFR Among the things Our Lady mentioned in her September apparition to the children was a reference to healings of the sick and infirm. When Lucia asked the Blessed Mother to heal certain persons, Our Lady answered, “I will cure some

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