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Fatima’s October 13 Apparition: More Than Meets the Eye

We’re heard much about the Miracle of the Sun, thanks be to God, that startled 70,000-plus people at the Cova da Iria 100 years ago on Oct. 13. Instead of repeating basic details of the Miracle that Our Lady had promised in July saying, in...

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Fulton Sheen Quotes Day by Day

THINK RIGHT, LIVE WELL Daily Reflections With Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen Edited by Bert Ghezzi Our Sunday Visitor, 2017 381 pages, $19.95 To order: OSV.com   Quiz time: Which 20th-century Catholic preacher was seen and heard by 30 million...

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Brilliant Prophetic Document to Begin October for Victory

Did Venerable Pius XII get a glimpse into our future too as he spoke of his times in the encyclical Ingruentium Malorum he released for October, the Month of the Holy Rosary? Its official title in English is, “On Reciting the Rosary.” It’s...

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Live Like St. Thérèse of Lisieux

St. Thérèse of Lisieux — one of my favorite saints, whose feast day is Oct. 1 — has something timely to teach us about authentic living. “Holiness consists simply in doing God’s will and being just what God wants us to be,” Thérèse reminds...

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The Triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Is Front and Center Oct. 1

We know the mess the world is in. We know the usual suspects. We know who’s behind it. We’ve been told the decisive way to stop. “This kind cannot be driven out by anything but prayer and fasting” (Mark 9:29),” Jesus taught the apostles. We’ve...

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Our Lady’s Seven Sorrows, Seven Promises, and Fatima’s Connection

We easily recognize the Blessed Virgin Mary under some of her most popular titles — the Immaculate Conception, Our Lady of Fatima, the Immaculate Heart, Our Lady of the Rosary, Our Lady of Lourdes, Queen of Heaven. But we sometime miss another of...

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Relics of Padre Pio Begin Second U.S. Tour

Several relics of St. Pio of Pietrelcina — better known as Padre Pio — are returning to the United States for this second part of the 2017 United States tour that begins on September 16. The tour will have stops in several dioceses. The news...

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Marvels Mark Fatima’s September 13 Apparition

The apparition of Our Lady in Fatima on September 13, 1917, held surprises for more than 20,000 people who flocked to the Cova da Iria. There were heavenly phenomena that were like a tiny preview of what was coming on October 13. Let’s start at...

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Fatima’s Little-Known Miracles with Earth and Water

Miracles of healings multiplied after the last Fatima apparitions. What astounded more than a few people and broke down scoffers and atheists, turning them into believers, were the simple instruments used in bringing them about. Along the last...

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August Apparition Brings a Little Taste of Hell to the Fatima Seers

On August 13, between 15,000 and 18,000 people were at the Cova da Iria anxiously awaiting Lucia, Jacinta, and Francisco to arrive for the monthly apparition of Our Lady. Already in the morning, a large gathering formed outside the houses of the...