Author Archive: Barbara Ernster

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“What is God?” – The Spirituality of Francisco Marto

“What is God?” – The Spirituality of Francisco Marto

By Barb Ernster Blessed Francisco Marto might be considered a “wimp” by today’s standard, perhaps even a loser. The Fatima seer, who would not see his 10th birthday, would easily shrug off losing at his favorite games and likely let others decide what to do with his day. His compliant nature and “never mind” attitude […]

Posted in: Soul Magazine
Blessed Francisco and Jacinta, Pray for Us

Blessed Francisco and Jacinta, Pray for Us

Today we celebrate the feast day of Blessed Jacinta and Francisco Marto. These simple souls never meant for earthly greatness, received the most important message of the 20th century.  Their witness to the world was that they could bring about the salvation of numerous souls through their humble submission to Divine Will. Formed in their […]

What to do about the First Saturday Devotion on Holy Saturday

What to do about the First Saturday Devotion on Holy Saturday

We’ve been asked to go to confession, receive Holy Communion, pray five decades of the rosary, and spend fifteen minutes keeping Our Lady company while meditating on the mysteries of the rosary with the intention of making reparation for sins committed against the Immaculate Heart of Mary on the first Saturday of each month. The […]

Fatima Message of Reparation Spreads at March for Life

Fatima Message of Reparation Spreads at March for Life

Nearly 330 students, faculty and staff from Benedictine College in Atchison, KS, joined members of the World Apostolate of Fatima at the annual March for Life January 22 in Washington D.C., processing with The National Pilgrim Virgin statue down the National Mall. The beautiful, sunny day was a blessing for thousands of people from all […]

Posted in: WAF News
Our Lady of Fatima and the Boy Scouts

Our Lady of Fatima and the Boy Scouts

Three words from the Boy Scout Oath or Promise are of critical importance to the fulfillment of Our Lady’s Fatima requests by sufficient numbers of people soon enough to avoid the ultimate chastisement depicted in the third part of the Secret of Fatima. As we know, Our Lady has asked us to make a sacrifice […]

Sharing the mission of promoting the Fatima message

Sharing the mission of promoting the Fatima message

On Sunday January 25th, Fr. Francisco Pereira of the shrine in Fatima arrived in Chicago for a full week of activities focused on promoting the message of Fatima and the association with the World Apostolate of Fatima. Father accompanied me to Alabama where we filmed an episode of The Church Universal series at the studios […]

The Necessary Spiritual Foundation for the Pro-Life Movement

The Necessary Spiritual Foundation for the Pro-Life Movement

By Bill Sockey Abortion isn’t just a moral or ethical crisis. It is a deeply spiritual crisis. No one can truly believe in God and accept the killing of innocent babies because someone finds them inconvenient. During the twentieth century, support for abortion grew in proportion with the abandonment of belief in God and the […]

St. Agnes, Pray for Us

St. Agnes, Pray for Us

On January 21st we celebrate the feast of St Agnes. St Agnes was a virgin and martyr, tortured and killed in 304AD at the age of 13.  Her name is inscribed in the Canon of the Mass and she is venerated worldwide. Her church in Rome is considered one of the special stops for pilgrims. […]

Our Lady of Fatima at March for Life

Our Lady of Fatima at March for Life

The World Apostolate of Fatima, USA, Our Lady’s Blue Army, will join the March for Life 2015 in Washington D.C., Thursday, January 22, 2015, processing with the National Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Our Lady of Fatima, and joined by hundreds of students from Benedictine College in Atchison, KS, and members of the Washington D.C. Division […]

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Terrorism, Islam & Our Lady of the Rosary

Terrorism, Islam & Our Lady of the Rosary

By Deacon Bob Ellis Fear and apprehension can cripple our ability to see clearly and act rationally. When it is generated by misunderstanding and falsehood, it is particularly tragic because it frequently breeds distrust among those who need to collaborate with one another in order to overcome a problem. Therefore, before we can speak of […]