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Tag Archives: Fatima
Prayers, please. I am down with a head cold, very stuffed up, head-achy, and fatigued. Hence, I am catching up on some reading. I have a stack of … no, rather … stacks and stacks of books pressing on me, … Read More
I just read at CWR a fascinating piece about a newly revealed letter of the last seer of Fatime, Sr. Lucia, to Pope Paul VI predicting dire things for the Church. It is in interview with the author Kevin Symonds who … Read More
A friend in England alerted me to this video of a speech given in Rome last May by His Eminence Raymond Leo Card. Burke. The Cardinal speaks, inter alia, of diabolical forces that have entered the Church in our time. … Read More
The great folks at St. John Cantius in Chicago – where they have a fine sacred music program – have a new disc: Renaissance Polyphony of Portugal for Our Lady of Fatima US HERE – UK HERE Too bad it didn’t … Read More
7 Oct – Polish bishops urge 1 Million Poles to pray Rosary at border in honor of historic defeat of Islam
The other day in Madrid, I got to see the Juan of Austria’s personal pendant which flew on his ship at the Battle of Lepanto, 7 October 1571. That victory, under the aegis of the Mother of God, was a … Read More
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 … Read More
I can’t resist. This is from my friend Greg DiPippo: A scene from the soon-to-be-released film “Alien: New Covenant.” (An early press release from the studio accidentally omitted the word “new” from the title.) The xenomorphs have mated with … Read More
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 … Read More
From a priest… QUAERITUR: The 100th anniversary of Fatima: I don’t really know anything about the apparition or the message. I am careful with what I read. Especially on this topic things can derail into the realm of the kooky … Read More
And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars…. Luke 21:25. At NASA I see that, one year from today, 21 August 2017, the shadow of your planet’s moon, in a great total … Read More
In the late September or early October of 1916, 100 years ago as I write just shy a couple months, an angel appeared to the three children of Fatima to whom Our Blessed Mother would later appear during 1917. The angel taught … Read More
Yesterday, the Vigil of Peter and Paul, was the 2nd anniversary of ISIS (which Pres. Obama – what a guy – called the “JV team”) declaring a “caliphate”. Dates are important to Christians. Dates are important to Islamic terrorists. They … Read More
I’ve gotten a couple score emails today already about the fact that there was a minor earthquake centered near Castel Gandolfo, where Benedict is now resting. It must mean something, right?!? Hey! Earthquakes happen around Rome. Always have, and always will … Read More
Let’s return to an oldie-POLL for today’s beautiful feast. First, a commercial: Years ago an acquaintance who participated on the old Compuserve Catholic Forum started her own online rosary business. She made the most beautiful – and also strongest – … Read More
The Holy Father’s sermon in Fatima. The papal spokesman, Fr. Lombardi, had earlier said that the Holy Father would deliver an "intense" message in Fatima. You may want to read the text of the "second secret" of Fatima before delving … Read More
The Holy Father is in Fatima for the anniversary of the apparitions of Our Lady. He has gone as a pilgrim to Fatima to pray for the Church, for priests and for peace in the world. It would have made … Read More
In Fatima the Holy Father prayed before the statue of Our Lady at the chapel of the apparitions and presented her with a golden rose. Here is the text in English of the prayer the Holy Father pronounced, in tandem … Read More
In Fatima, the Holy Father Pope Benedict, in the Church of the Most Holy Trinity, entrusted all the priests of the world to Mary’s Immaculate Heart. To revitalize the Church’s identity, we must revitalize the Church’s priests. Here is the … Read More