Author Archive: Barbara Ernster

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Have You Given Yourself to Mary?

Have You Given Yourself to Mary?

by Donal Anthony Foley St. Louis de Montfort was a preeminent promoter of devotion to Our Lady, and indeed proposed a formula of complete consecration to her as part of his Marian teaching. Today is the 300th anniversary of his death on April 28, 1716, at the age of 43. He spent most of his short […]

The Feast Day that Changed Russia

The Feast Day that Changed Russia

By Donal Foley – This year, rather unusually, the Feast of the Annunciation, March 25, fell on Good Friday – and so it will be transferred to the Monday  of the week after Easter week, that is April 4.  It was 32 years ago  on the Feast of the Annunciation (March 25, 1984) that Pope […]

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Mother Angelica, 1923 – 2016

Mother Angelica, 1923 – 2016

The Church and the world lost an icon of American Catholicism on Easter Sunday.  Mother Angelica, foundress of Eternal Word Television Network, passed away at the age of 92.  Rita Rizzo made her religious profession in 1947 and for more than half a century she worked tirelessly in the vineyard of the Lord. She knew […]

He is Truly Risen

He is Truly Risen

“He suffered under Pontius Pilate was crucified died and was buried. He descended into hell and on the third day He arose from the dead”   The Triduum is now complete. Salvation has been obtained. The door to heaven is open. We must now choose whether or not we will walk through it. The Greeks […]

Tour aims to spread message of Fatima across U.S.

Tour aims to spread message of Fatima across U.S.

This article appeared in Our Sunday Visitor, 3/16/16. By Susan Klemond – Presidential candidates will log thousands of miles trying to win votes this year while Our Lady seeks to win souls instead through a special tour to promote her message of prayer, conversion and peace. Beginning March 20, the 1947 International Pilgrim Virgin Statue […]

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Feast of St. Joseph – a Saint for Our Times

Feast of St. Joseph – a Saint for Our Times

by Donal Anthony Foley Today is the feast of St, Joseph, the foster father of Jesus and the husband of the Blessed Virgin. As Sr. Lucia tells us in her Memoirs, St. Joseph appeared at Fatima on October 13, 1917. She recounts how as the people present at the Cova da Iria that day saw […]

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Word-famous Fatima Statue to Tour U.S. for Fatima Centennial

Word-famous Fatima Statue to Tour U.S. for Fatima Centennial

The world-famous International Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Our Lady of Fatima, traveling around the world since 1947, will begin an historic two-year journey across America, visiting more than 100 dioceses in 50 states. The Fatima Centennial U.S. Tour for Peace, March 2016 – December 2017, commemorates the 100th anniversary of the apparitions of the Angel […]

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Welcome Bishop-Elect James Francis Checchio

Welcome Bishop-Elect James Francis Checchio

On behalf of the Board of Trustees, employees and members of The World Apostolate of Fatima USA, and the Blue Army Shrine I would like to congratulate Bishop-Elect James Francis Checchio on his appointment as the Fifth Bishop of the Diocese of Metuchen.  The Blue Army Shrine operates under the authority of the Bishop of […]

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Why Reparation?  It is a Spiritual Work of Mercy

Why Reparation? It is a Spiritual Work of Mercy

By Barb Ernster Many people ask why we need to make reparation for the sins against the Immaculate Heart of Mary. In the first apparition to Sister Lucia at Pontevedra, Spain, December 10, 1925, the Christ Child told her, “Have compassion on the Heart of your most holy Mother, covered with thorns, with which ungrateful […]

2016 Centenary of the Fatima Apparitions – 2nd Angel Apparition

2016 Centenary of the Fatima Apparitions – 2nd Angel Apparition

By Fr. Andrew Apostoli, CFR With the passing of months, the spring of 1916 turned into summer. The children did not keep accurate dates of the Angel apparitions, but Lucia remembers it had to be in the summer. The reason was that during the hot summer months the children would take the sheep out to […]

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