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The Story of Our Lady of Fatima Between May 13 and October 13, 1917, three Portuguese children–Francisco and Jacinta Marto and their cousin Lucia dos Santos–received apparitions of Our Lady at Cova...
Among Papa Pacelli’s papers his dry account of what seen on the eve of the proclamation of the Assumption’s dogma, in 1950: the solar globe swirled as it happened during the last Portuguese...
Pope Francis is scheduled to arrive in Fatima later today, May 12, to celebrate the centenary of the apparitions and canonize the little blessed visionaries Francisco and Jacinta. The journey that...
A few weeks ago, four of my friends and I had a mini-reunion. We have all gone our separate ways since college, and it usually takes a wedding to get us all back together. That was the case this time...
In a letter to Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawadros II, Pope Francis said he hoped that both their churches can continue along the path of true unity and communion. The bond between the Catholic Church and...
As authentic Marian apparitions go, many of the aspects of our Lady’s appearances to the three shepherd children in Fatima a century ago seem commonplace: Mary asks the seers to pray and do penance...
An eyewitness tells of a second miracle she and others witness at Fatima right after the Miracle of the Sun Several years ago Carl Malburg had the privilege of speaking with a woman who was present...
Behind the scenes - between lights and shadows - of the renunciation of Patriarch Laham. An emblematic story of the “inner” malaise that crosses many Christian Middle Eastern communities. Potential...
Mary Sturm has long appreciated the Rosary, but it wasn't until she witnessed the dedication of a group of people praying it after daily Mass at her parish, Holy Infant in Ballwin, that her love grew...
On October 13, 1917, a miracle took place. Witnessed by more than 70,000 people at the place of its occurrence, as well as many thousands more within a 25 mile radius, the crowds included devout...
Now that May is here, here are five Marian feast days you should know about. Mary owns the calendar. And that’s no pious exaggeration. Every day of the year, somewhere in the world, a feast, or a...
Over the past 10 years the Fatima shrine has seen an uptick in the number of pilgrims who visit from all over the world, particularly from Asia. The increase is credited to the relevance of Our Lady’...
Atheists love to mock miracles, and the miracle of the sun at Fatima is one of their favorite objects of derision. The high priest of the atheists, Richard Dawkins dismisses the miracle of the sun as...
The incredible drama of Fatima — supernatural events that occurred 100 years ago — summons us to prayer, conversion, reparation and penance. The young visionaries, Servant of God Lucia dos Santos and...
Catholics are renewing Mary’s Rosary devotion as the Church commemorates the 100th anniversary of the Fatima apparitions. “Say the Rosary every day to bring peace to the world and the end of the war...
In 1917, meaning, purpose, value, along with transcendence, dignity, and benevolence were rapidly being shed, and this interior emptiness was fueling humanity’s ungodly rage and desire for...
In 1982, the Marian shrine that St. John Paul II wanted to visit was the Black Madonna of Czestochowa, the Queen of Poland. Instead, he went to Fatima. Being saved from death linked him more with...
Burma has a long way to go. But the Church will now be an even stronger voice for justice and peace The meeting between Burma’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi and Pope Francis, and the subsequent...
Among the new decrees approved by the Pope was also that of an American Capuchin friar who in New York and Detroit was doing good to thousands of people from the humble place of the convent. A...
To the children at Fatima 100 years ago, St. Faustina and millions of Catholics worldwide, hell is real. And, scary as such visions are, they echo a positive urgency to mercy. Catholics currently...