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Welcome the Hearts of Jesus and Mary into your Home TODAY

Welcome the Hearts of Jesus and Mary into your Home TODAY

by Kristin Stravinsky Home Enthronement Program Coordinator – As the feasts of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary near (Fri., June 23 and Sat., June 24) during the 100-year celebration of Our Lady of Fatima, I cannot think of a more

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June 13 Fatima apparition explains devotion to Mary’s Immaculate Heart

June 13 Fatima apparition explains devotion to Mary’s Immaculate Heart

By Barb Ernster – One hundred years ago today, Our Lady kept her promise and appeared again to the three shepherd children at the Cova da Iria at Fatima, Portugal. During this second apparition, she began to lay out the broader mission that would become Lucia’s

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The force was with Yoda

The force was with Yoda

by Sandy Koenig – Like many Catholics, I have often called upon Saint Anthony of Padua, known as “the finder of lost things”, when I have misplaced something. Usually a thought will go through my head or I will recall something that leads me to

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Shrine celebrates Fatima centennial

Shrine celebrates Fatima centennial

The National Blue Army Shrine celebrates the Fatima centennial with Bishop James Checchio and Father Andrew Apostoli, CFR. Torrential rain reminiscent of October 13, 1917 events at Fatima.

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Call for consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart is hopeful sign of the times

Call for consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart is hopeful sign of the times

by David Carollo – A few days ago at the Rome Life Forum, Cardinal Raymond Burke gave a compelling address on “The Secret of Fatima and a New Evangelization,” calling for a consecration of Russia in “recognition of the importance which Russia continues to have

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Faith and love for Our Lady shined brightly through Saturday’s torrential rain

I woke up at 4 a.m. Saturday, looked out the window and my fears were realized. As predicted, there was a steady rain coming down that would last throughout the day until about midnight. Oh well, I thought, this is the centennial anniversary and we

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National Blue Army Shrine to receive Fatima icon

National Blue Army Shrine to receive Fatima icon

The National Blue Army Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima has received a beautiful Fatima icon, written by Vivian Imbruglia from Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.  After writing an icon for the 2016 “Year of Mercy”, she was moved that the 100th anniversary of Fatima followed right after.  She set

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Chaplain: Fatima Shrine prepares for nearly 1 million visitors

Chaplain:  Fatima Shrine prepares for nearly 1 million visitors

Father Francisco Pereira, chaplain at the Shrine in Fatima, spoke with Barb Ernster about preparations for the Fatima centennial and the message in the third millennium. How are you preparing for the 100th anniversary celebrations at the Shrine? We started preparations in 2010, creating a pastoral project

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The Rosary: The Peace Plan from Heaven

The Rosary: The Peace Plan from Heaven

The National Catholic Register, May 7, 2017 – Catholics are renewing Mary’s Rosary devotion as the Church commemorates the 100th anniversary of the Fatima apparitions. Peter Jesserer Smith – “Say the Rosary every day to bring peace to the world and the end of the

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The Fruits of the First Saturday Devotion

The Fruits of the First Saturday Devotion

The five first Saturdays is about reparation, but the fruits of this devotion are of great spiritual benefit to us. The devotion leads us into the sacramental life of the Church, where God pours out His Divine power; into the interior life, where God pours

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