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November 21 – A day of prayer for those who pray unceasingly

November 21 – A day of prayer for those who pray unceasingly

The World Apostolate of Fatima, USA, invites all to join in praying for and supporting the cloistered and monastic life on World Day of Cloistered Life, Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017, the memorial of the Presentation of Mary in the Temple. We especially want to thank

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Purgatory is real, but so are the means to avoid it

Purgatory is real, but so are the means to avoid it

By Donal Anthony Foley – Most Catholics who take their faith seriously have some degree of devotion to the Holy Souls in purgatory and are anxious to do what they can to assist their deceased relatives and friends with prayers for the dead and in

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Marian consecration is a battle cry against Satan

Marian consecration is a battle cry against Satan

By Barb Ernster – The centennial year of Fatima placed a spotlight on one of the key messages of Our Lady, “God wishes to establish in the world devotion to my Immaculate Heart.” Parishes, dioceses, organizations and thousands of people across the country responded to

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October 13 Fatima Centennial Celebration at the National Blue Army Shrine

October 13 Fatima Centennial Celebration at the National Blue Army Shrine

Highlights from the October 13th celebration at the Blue Army Shrine in New Jersey, featuring interviews with people from all walks of life and Fatima experts like David Carollo, Fr. Andrew Apostoli and Bishop Frank Caggiano. Watch now: Share this article:

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The First Saturday devotion preceded Fatima

The First Saturday devotion preceded Fatima

By Catherine Moran, Ph.D. – The request of Our Lady for the First Saturdays was not a new devotion. Its practice began 25 years earlier and continued to develop until Our Lady and Our Lord defined its purpose at Fatima. In 1892, Pope Leo XIII

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November draws us to the souls in purgatory – a place Our Lady of Fatima confirmed

November draws us to the souls in purgatory – a place Our Lady of Fatima confirmed

By Donal Anthony Foley – November is the month traditionally associated with the Holy Souls in purgatory. The feast day associated with them, the Commemoration of all the Faithful Departed, “All Souls Day,” falls on Nov. 2 just after All Saints Day, which commemorates all

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A fitting ending to the Fatima Jubilee

A fitting ending to the Fatima Jubilee

By David M. Carollo – The final celebrations of the Fatima apparitions were a great conclusion to the centennial and will be remembered for years. It was not an ending for us, but the beginning of something new – Fatima 101 – the start of

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Final message at Fatima: “Do not offend the Lord our God anymore”

Final message at Fatima: “Do not offend the Lord our God anymore”

by Donal Anthony Foley – The sixth and final apparition at Fatima on Oct. 13, 1917 was a very climactic ending to a six-month period that transformed the little village into one of the most visited places on earth. Besides the great miracle of the

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Witness to the Miracle of the Sun

Witness to the Miracle of the Sun

By Alice Reis Israel – Fatima has a special place in my heart because of my father, Dominic Reis. His birthday was May 13 and he was 17 years old at the time of the apparitions. He was at the Cova da Iria in Fatima

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The First Saturday devotion preceded Fatima

The First Saturday devotion preceded Fatima

By Catherine Moran, Ph.D. The request of Our Lady for the First Saturdays was not a new devotion. Its practice began 25 years earlier and continued to develop until Our Lady and Our Lord defined its purpose at Fatima. In 1892, Pope Leo XIII granted

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