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Lucia and Our Lady – BOOK REVIEW

Lucia and Our Lady – BOOK REVIEW

By Joseph Pronchen, August 22, 2015 issue of the National Catholic Register — A Pathway Under the Gaze of Mary offers new light about the message and the messenger of Fatima, visionary Sister Lucia dos Santos. With a unique touch, it is written collectively by the Sisters of Carmel of St. Teresa in Coimbra, Portugal, where […]

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Introducing the Rosary to Children

Introducing the Rosary to Children

By  Susan Roland The Rosary is a beautiful way of telling children about the life of Christ, a simple way for them to get close to Jesus and an efficacious means of receiving the graces they need in the midst of the spiritual turmoil of today’s world. The Rosary is a powerful remedy for evil. […]

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The Meaning of IHS

The Meaning of IHS

Dear Father Michael, Not long ago, I got into an argument with someone at church about the initials “IHS,” which appear frequently in the stained glass windows in our church, and also on some of the vestments that our priest wears at Mass. She tried to tell me that the initials mean something in Latin, […]

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THE MYSTERY OF ST. PADRE PIO

THE MYSTERY OF ST. PADRE PIO

By John Santino — Very possibly Padre Pio, the Italian Capuchin friar who bore the stigmata of the Lord for fifty years, is the best known, most widely researched, investigated and highly respected man and mystic of the twentieth century. The continually bleeding wounds of Padre Pio’s hands, which were covered by brown woolen half […]

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A Life Dedicated to Our Lady of Fatima

A Life Dedicated to Our Lady of Fatima

The Blue Army Shrine will be celebrating a special Mass at 12 Noon in honor of our co-founder, John Haffert, who would be 100 years old on August 23, 2015.  John dedicated his life to educating the public on the message of Fatima and wrote 35 books about the Blessed Mother and Fatima from the 1940s […]

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THE ASSUMPTION OF MARY REMINDS US TO PRAISE GOD AND REPAIR FOR SINS

THE ASSUMPTION OF MARY REMINDS US TO PRAISE GOD AND REPAIR FOR SINS

By Barb Ernster – The Divine Praises are a series of acclamations recited in the liturgy of Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. It was composed in a slightly shorter form by Luigi Felici, a Jesuit priest, in 1797, as a prayer to make reparation for blasphemy and profane language. One of the Divine Praises we […]

WE HAVE BEEN HERE BEFORE – GOD’S MORAL ORDER AND THE BIRTHDAY OF OUR NATION

WE HAVE BEEN HERE BEFORE – GOD’S MORAL ORDER AND THE BIRTHDAY OF OUR NATION

From the dawn of the Republic, America’s quest for freedom has been guided by the conviction that the principles governing political and social life are intimately linked to a moral order based on the dominion of God the Creator. Pope Benedict XVI, 2008 U.S.A. visit. It is impossible to rightly govern a nation without God […]

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WHY THE CONSECRATION OF THE WHOLE WORLD ALONG WITH RUSSIA IN 1984?

WHY THE CONSECRATION OF THE WHOLE WORLD ALONG WITH RUSSIA IN 1984?

By William Sockey – Why did Pope St. John Paul II, on March 25, 1984, consecrate the whole world to the Immaculate Heart of Mary and not just Russia alone, even though Our Lady of Fatima requested only the consecration of Russia? To answer this question we must first ask the question: “Why did Our […]

A RESPECTFUL RESPONSE TO MR. CHRISTOPHER FERRARA

A RESPECTFUL RESPONSE TO MR. CHRISTOPHER FERRARA

By David Carollo, Executive Director In May, the World Apostolate of Fatima, USA published the English version of the biography of Sister Lucia, A Pathway Under the Gaze of Mary.  The book highlights the life of the seer of Fatima who asked Our Lady if she and her two cousins, Jacinta and Francisco, would go […]

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DEVOTION TO THE IMMACULATE HEART – A DEVOTION FOR OUR TIME

DEVOTION TO THE IMMACULATE HEART – A DEVOTION FOR OUR TIME

By Barb Ernster On June 13, the Church celebrates the Feast of the Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary. This day is also the 98th anniversary of the June 13, 1917 apparition at Fatima. During this apparition, Our Lady revealed an important part of God’s plan for salvation and peace—devotion to her Immaculate Heart. […]

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