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Great story of a humble man who saw the Blessed Virgin

Be sure to read this at the UK’s best Catholic weekly, the Catholic Herald.
The five-year-old who testified to the Knock apparition
Today [21 August 2017] is the 138th anniversary of the apparition of the Blessed Virgin, along with St Joseph, St … Continue reading

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Assumption: The 4th Glorious Mystery

NB: Today, the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, we can begin a 54 Day Novena!
Here is something I posted back in 2006 for my “Patristic Rosary Project”.  I drill into into the Mysteries we reflect on during recitation of the Rosary … Continue reading

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VIDEO: Pius XII declaring the Dogma of the Assumption

The fabled pastor of my home parish, the late Msgr. Richard Schuler told stories about being in Rome when Ven. Pius XII infallibly declared the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin to be a dogma of the Faith.  He was present … Continue reading

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CONTINUED: 100th Anniversary of Fatima Apparitions – 13 July 1917: HELL IS REAL

Today is the 100th anniversary of Our Lady’s appearance at Fatima to the three seers on 13 July.
What happened?
The father of Jacinta and Francisco said that when the 13 July apparition began, a small grayish cloud hovered over the holm oak … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Can I wear a Rosary like warriors wear weapons?

From a reader…
I wanted to hear your thoughts on this… I’m fascinated by the rosary and the idea that it is our weapon. I’m not a religious (nun or monk) but is it still OK for me to wear the rosary on the … Continue reading

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Prints, cards of images from Our Lady of Fatima’s apparitions

The wonderful Benedict nuns in Missouri, the Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles, have begun the building of their church.
To raise funds they are selling prints and cards with art by the sisters.
Here are two, appropriate for this centenary observance … Continue reading

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D. Madison – Five First Saturdays during Fatima Centenary – Answering Our Lady’s Call

Answering Our Lady’s Call
Five First Saturdays at St. Mary’s Church, Pine Bluff, WI
This year we are observing the 100th anniversaries of the apparitions of Our Lady at Fatima, Portugal, from May to October 1917.
Central to the messages given by the … Continue reading

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“Great as no goddess’s Was deemèd, dreamèd”

Today is, in the older Roman calendar, the Feast of the Queenship of Mary.  In the Novus Ordo calendar, this Feast was transferred to mere Memorial status on 22 August.  In the Novus Ordo calendar, 31 May is the Feast … Continue reading

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You Do It WDTPRS: Mary, Help of Christians

Along with being the Vigil of Ascension THURSDAY, today is the feast of Mary, Auxilium Christianorum…Help of Christians.
Here is the Secret, in Latin, from the 1962 Missale.
Let’s see what you can do.
For WDTPRS pieces, I try to find something about the

provenance … Continue reading

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About Manchester and other terrorist attacks – a couple of rants and ACTION ITEM!

My heart goes out to the people harmed in the recent terror attack in Manchester, England.
As the usual reportage goes on, I’ve been getting messages on my phone from a friend which underscore something important not being well addressed in … Continue reading

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Card. Burke calls for explicit consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart

In spite of official explanations of still hot topics concerning the Fatima apparitions and ongoing messages received by Sr. Lucia, I still have questions.
Concerning one of those questions…
At LifeSite I’ve read the following:
BREAKING: Cardinal Burke calls for Consecration of Russia … Continue reading

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A diocese entrusted to Our Lady

His Excellency, Most Reverend Robert C. Morlino, Bishop of Madison and the Extraordinary Ordinary, recently consecrated the diocese entrusted to his charge to Our Lady of Fatima.
He said:
“Jesus, we now want to imitate you and entrust ourselves to your mother. … Continue reading

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Marian Procession in Chicago

Our friends at St. John Cantius in Chicago had a wonderful opening to their observances of the 100th anniversary of the apparitions of Our Lady at Fatima.  Among the other festivities, they had a procession.
Here are a couple of videos.

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PLENARY INDULGENCE during 100th Anniversary of Fatima Apparitions

INDULGENCE OPPORTUNITIES DURING THE CENTENNIAL ANNIVERSARY
OF THE APPARITIONS OF OUR LADY IN FATIMA, PORTUGAL
Pope Francis has granted a plenary indulgence opportunity for the 100th anniversary of the Fatima apparitions throughout the centennial year, from the 27th of November 2016 till … Continue reading

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Our Lady of Fatima and worship ‘ad orientem’

For a while, in preparation for talk, I’ve been reviewing the apparitions of Our Lady at Fatima.
I noticed something interesting.
Say that you are waiting for someone really important to arrive, perhaps someone you love.  You watch in the direction whence … Continue reading

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