Monthly archive for November 2015

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,

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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

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Devotion to the Holy Souls in Purgatory

Devotion to the Holy Souls in Purgatory

By Greg Wasson – Purgatory is the place of final cleansing for those who die in God’s friendship but are not yet purified enough to enter heaven. After the cleansing of purgatory these friends of God enter heaven (CCC 1030-31). This teaching is based on

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Fatima and the Work of Evangelization

Fatima and the Work of Evangelization

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National Blue Army Shrine Designated a Pilgrimage Site for Year of Mercy

National Blue Army Shrine Designated a Pilgrimage Site for Year of Mercy

On December 8, 2015 through November 20, 2016, the National Blue Army Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima in Washington, NJ,  is designated a national pilgrimage site for the extraordinary Holy Year, the Jubilee of Mercy, declared by Pope Francis in March. In a September

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