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A lot of the conversations about Fatima have to do with the so-called “three secrets”. There really weren’t three secrets. During the third apparition, on July 13, 1917 Mary showed the children two visions. The first was a vision of Hell. This is what is sometimes referred to as the first secret. Following that vision, ...read more
An interview with Fr. Gian Matteo Roggio On April 20, this year, a Consistory declared that two of the visionary little shepherds of Fatima, Francisco and his sister Jacinta Marto, would be proclaimed Saints on May 13, on the occasion of Pope Francis’s travel to Portugal, for the hundredth anniversary of the apparitions of Our ...read more
This Fatima anniversary is making us think, of course about apparitions. Of the thousands of reported apparitions of the Virgin Mary, only 22 have been officially approved by the Church. Other than Fatima, Guadalupe and Lourdes are probably the best known. Guadalupe, in Mexico, is the most popular Marian shrine in the world, with an ...read more
What is the Message of Fatima? Deacon Pedro reflects on the main and most significant apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima. ...read more
How is Mary integral to our Catholic Faith? This week we speak with actor Leonardo DeFilippis about the St. Benedict Press study program, Queen of Heaven. Billy Chan asks about Mary in the Mass in Church for Dummies, Sr. Marie Paul Curley gives us the best Fatima film in Windows to the Soul, and we ...read more
Pope Francis has granted a plenary indulgence opportunity for the 100th anniversary of the Our Lady of Fatima apparitions throughout the centennial year, from the 27th of November 2016 till the 26th of November 2017. There are three ways to obtain the indulgence, detailed in a statement from the Fatima Shrine in Portugal. Three Ways ...read more
At 10 am this morning in the Vatican Basilica, Pope Francis presided at the celebration of the Mass on the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God in the Octave of Christmas and in commemoration of the 50th World Day of Peace on the theme: “Nonviolence: A Style of Politics for Peace.” Below you will find ...read more
Since moving to Canada, I’ve met quite a variety of people from all over the world, most of them Catholic. We go through the usual motions – ‘What’s your name? What do you do? Are you from Toronto? You’re from Texas? Oh your parents are Mexican?’ – etc. etc. And shortly after the ‘Mexican parents’ ...read more
The Vatican announced the themes for the next World Youth Days to culminate at the International World Youth Day in Panama in 2019. They are taken from the Gospel of Luke and are inspired by the three theological virtues of faith, charity and hope. A new website for Peter’s Pence was launched today, making it ...read more
Last week we looked at a quick summary of the Fatima Apparitions that took place between May 13 and October 13, 1917. Today I want to look at, specifically the content of the three secrets and the confusion regarding the consecration of Russia. Last week we learned that in Fatima, Mary appeared to three children, ...read more