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2016 Centenary of the Fatima Angel Apparitions

2016 Centenary of the Fatima Angel Apparitions

By Father Andrew Apostoli, C.F.R. This year my series of articles for Soul magazine will focus on the apparitions of the Angel who appeared in the year 1916 at Fatima, Portugal, to three children, Lucia dos Santos, Francisco Marto and Jacinta Marto; 2016 is the centennial year. Many people are familiar with the apparitions of […]

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Jacinta – Vision of Hell Changed Her Life

Jacinta – Vision of Hell Changed Her Life

Little Jacinta Marto died just shy of her 10th birthday on February 20, 1920, from tuberculosis and bronchial pneumonia. She died alone in a hospital in Lisbon as Our Lady foretold, embracing all her sufferings for the salvation of souls. Jacinta’s life was a perpetual sacrifice and immolation from the time she first beheld the […]

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Join our 54 day Novena for Our Lady’s Journey Across America

Join our 54 day Novena for Our Lady’s Journey Across America

The Fatima Centennial U.S. Tour for Peace is a two-year tour of the historic International Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Fatima (traveling since 1947) to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the apparitions of the Angel of Peace (1916) and the apparitions of the Blessed Mother (2017).  The tour will launch in our home Diocese of Metuchen, NJ […]

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The “Great Sign” in the Night

The “Great Sign” in the Night

On the night of January 25th to 26th, 1938, a strange light filled the skies of northern, as well as, most unusually, southern Europe. It was described as a particularly brilliant display of the aurora borealis, the “Northern Lights,” but Sister Lucia realized that it was the “unknown light” foretold by Our Lady during the July […]

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Reflections in the Heart of Our Mother

Reflections in the Heart of Our Mother

By Father Michael Venditti – The Octave Day of the Nativity—which is always the first of the year, because that’s what an octave means: it’s eight days after the fact—has had something of a confusing history over the centuries.  For almost a thousand years, this day was observed as the Feast of the Circumcision of […]

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Enter into the Spirit of This Holy Year

Enter into the Spirit of This Holy Year

By Father Michael Venditti – As I write this column, we are in the midst of what Holy Mother Church calls an “Extraordinary Year of Jubilee,” something that may happen only once or twice in any Catholic’s lifetime. Each pope who inaugurates a Holy Year always chooses a theme for it, and for this one […]

Blasphemous Demonstration Against Virgin Mary Calls for Prayers and Reparation

Blasphemous Demonstration Against Virgin Mary Calls for Prayers and Reparation

Satanists plan to perform a blasphemous demonstration against the Virgin Mary on Christmas Eve in front of the historic St. Joseph Cathedral in downtown Oklahoma City. The small group, led by Adam Daniels who received city approval to hold a satanic “black mass” last year, now has approval for a display entitled, “Virgin Birth is […]

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O Mary Conceived Without Sin, Pray for Us!

O Mary Conceived Without Sin, Pray for Us!

In 1854, Pope Pius IX solemnly proclaimed the dogma of the Immaculate Conception: “We declare, pronounce and define that the doctrine which asserts that the Blessed Virgin Mary, from the first moment of her conception, by a singular grace and privilege of almighty God, and in view of the merits of Jesus Christ, Savior of […]

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Thanksgiving:  Patriotism, Gratitude and the Poor Souls in Purgatory

Thanksgiving: Patriotism, Gratitude and the Poor Souls in Purgatory

November is the month which brings about thoughts of those who came before us. As Catholics we have a special devotion to the poor souls in purgatory, those who fought the good fight and find themselves in a state of purification. Suffering for their sins, forgiven but not yet totally satisfied, they are most likely […]

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The Message of Fatima and the Divine Mercy Devotion

The Message of Fatima and the Divine Mercy Devotion

By Donal Foley – Back in April, Pope Francis delivered Misericordiae Vultus, or “The Face of Mercy,” his Bull of Indiction of the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy, describing it as a “special time for the church, a time when the witness of believers might grow stronger and more effective.” It was fittingly issued on April […]

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