Monthly archive for May 2016

Visitation reminds us everything is God’s gift

Visitation reminds us everything is God’s gift

By Barb Ernster – The feast of the Visitation celebrated today is one of those stories in the Bible that shows the great mystery of God’s presence in the most mundane circumstances of our lives. It must have been an incredible experience for Mary and Elizabeth,

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EWTN This Sunday: The Apparitions of the Angel of Peace

EWTN This Sunday: The Apparitions of the Angel of Peace

David Carollo joins Fr. Apostoli on EWTN’s Sunday Night Prime  to discuss the 1916 Apparitions of the Angel of Peace at Fatima, this Sunday, May 29 at 8:30PM Eastern time. Sister Lucia said these were an important part of their preparation for the message of Our Lady. The

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2016 Centenary of the Fatima Angel Apparitions – 3rd Angel Apparition

2016 Centenary of the Fatima Angel Apparitions – 3rd Angel Apparition

By Fr. Andrew Apostoli – One of the saints who foretold the great religious events of the 20th century was Saint John Bosco, the founder of the Salesians of Don Bosco. He was very devoted to the Blessed Virgin Mary, especially under her title Mary

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May 13th, the Papacy and the Fatima Message

May 13th, the Papacy and the Fatima Message

By Donal Anthony Foley – Exactly 99 years ago on this day, in the midst of World War I, Our Lady appeared for the first time to the three little shepherds at the Cova da Iria, near the village of Fatima. It was the first

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The Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary – Part I

The Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary – Part I

by Catherine Moran, Ph.D. – (First in a series on the Seven Sorrows) At Fatima, on October 13, 1917, during the miracle of the sun, the children saw Our Heavenly Mother appear as Our Lady of Sorrows. In the Gospels, we read of Our Lady

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Mother’s Day is about gratitude

Mother’s Day is about gratitude

Mother’s Day is a special day; a day when we show appreciation for the one who is the anchor of the family. I have never liked when people refer to this day, and even Father’s Day, as greeting card holidays. Certainly there is commercial activity around

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The Treasures of First Saturday

The Treasures of First Saturday

By Donal Anthony Foley – Today is the first Saturday of May, a month particularly dedicated to the Blessed Virgin, and also a month very much associated with Fatima – since the first apparition of Our Lady there took place on 13 May 1917. So

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Building God’s Kingdom One Holy Step at a Time

Building God’s Kingdom One Holy Step at a Time

“When he had said this, as they were looking on, he was lifted up, and a cloud took him from their sight. While they were looking intently at the sky as he was going, suddenly two men dressed in white garments stood beside them.  They

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WAF USA to work under the guidance of new Bishop

WAF USA to work under the guidance of new Bishop

Monsignor James Checchio was consecrated a Bishop and installed as the 5th Ordinary of our home Diocese of Metuchen on Tuesday, May 3. A priest of the Diocese of Camden, Bishop Checchio is returning to the U.S. and to New Jersey from Rome where he

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