Who We Are
The World Apostolate of Fatima, USA, Inc., was originally known as The Blue Army, which began in 1947. The name was changed when the Vatican raised our organization to the status of Public International Association of the Faithful, which was permanently decreed in October 2010. The tagline, “Our Lady’s Blue Army” appears with our name for the sake of continuity.
The apostolate is under the Dicastery for Laity, Family & Life. It is the only Fatima organization in the world which speaks “in the name of the Church” and “with the authority of the Church” on Fatima.
The apostolate’s mission is to help people learn, live and spread the message of Our Lady of Fatima in communion with the Church and in concert with The New Evangelization.
Most Reverend James F. Checchio, Bishop of the Diocese of Metuchen, New Jersey.
Located at The National Blue Army Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima in Washington Township, New Jersey.
Postal Address: World Apostolate of Fatima, USA, Inc., PO Box 976, Washington, NJ 07882-0976
Physical Address: World Apostolate of Fatima, USA, Inc., 674 Mountain View Rd. East, Asbury, NJ 08802-1400
The International Headquarters is located in Domus Pacis Hotel and Retreat Center just across the street from the International Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima in Fatima, Portugal.
The Executive Director and the National Coordinator operate under the direction of the President of the National Board of Trustees.
President: Mr. Fred J. Carlone
Executive Director: Mr. David M. Carollo / 908-689-1700 X 216 / DCarollo@BlueArmy.com
National Coordinator: Dcn. Robert F. Ellis / 920-371-1931 / REllis@BlueArmy.com