Fatima, Portugal " Our
Lady of Fatima" appeared to Lucia, Francisco, and Jacinta
between May 13 and
October 13, 1917, to end with the miracle of the sun.
Information on Fatima from Author Fr. Robert J. Fox and founder of
Fatima, Portugal " Our Lady of Fatima "
The Blessed Virgin Mary,
the Mother of God, appeared 6 times to
3 sheperd children; Lucia, Francisco, and Jacinta; between May 13 and
October 13, 1917. She came to the little village of Fatima which
remained faithful to the Catholic Church
during the recent persecutions by the government. Our Lady came with a
message from God to every man, woman, and child of our century.
Lady of Fatima promised that the whole world would be in peace, and
that many souls would go to Heaven if Her requests were listened to and
She told us that war is a
punishment for sin; that God would
punish the world for its sins in our time by means of war, hunger,
persecution of the Church and persecution of the Holy Father, the Pope,
unless we listened to and obeyed the command of
At Fatima, Pope John Paul II
said on May 13; " the message of
Fatima is more relevant and more urgent " then when Our Lady first
The message is an anguished appeal of our Heavenly Mother, Who sees us in great danger and Who comes to offer Her help and advice. Her message is also a prophesy, a clear indication of what was about to transpire in the 20th century, and what is still going to happen infallibly in the near future, depending on our response to Her requests.
The date the children was October 13, 1917, in Fatima. On that date, 70,000 people came to see the phenomenon. The miracle occured with the sun. All could stare perfectly at the sun without blinking, or even hurting heir eyes. While all were watching the sun, it rotated, got large and small, got close to the people, and got far away from them. The sun " danced ". Every single person who was there testified to seeing the sun dance, even non- believers who immediately dropped onto their knees and begged for forgiveness.
MIRACLES TODAY Our Lady of Fatima continues to work miracles today through Fatima water which is sent from Fatima, Portugal around the world. This Fatima water sprang up in Fatima at the spot the Bishop told people to dig, very near where Our Lady appeared at the Cova de Iria (the Cove of Peace) in Fatima. The water is known to cure people with sicknesses and poor health. Still, other people are cured when they go on pilgrimage to Fatima, which is about 90 miles north of Lisbon, Portugal.
A MESSAGE OF WARNING AND HOPE
If we do not heed Our Lady's warnings soon, the Her horrible prophesy may well be realized in the near future, even in our own back yards. She told us that God had chosen to use Russia as the instrument of chastisement to punish the whole world if we did not, by our obedience, prayers, and sacrifices, obtain conversion of Russia to the Catholic faith. She promises us: " If my requests are granted, Russia will be converted and there will be peace. "
But She also warned us: " If My requests are not granted, Russia will spread her errors throughout the world raising up wars and persecutions against the Church, the good will be martyred, the Holy Father will have much to suffer, various nations will be annihilated. "
She has told us that the whole world (the part surviving) will be enslaved by the atheistic tyrants of Russia.
By Fr. Robert J. Fox
the second decade of the 20th century, in 1917, the Mother of God
appeared to three young children in central Portugal, in the parish of
the village of Fatima, north of Lisbon.
The parish church is dedicated to St. Anthony of Padua; the name of the village is of Muslim origin, a reminder that the Iberian peninsula had once been in the control of the followers of Mohammed. Fatima was the name of Mohammed's sister.
a mile and a half to the west of Fatima, still within the parish
boundaries, is the Cova da Iria ("cove of Irene"). Some say the cove
was named after St. Irene of Portugal (d. 653); others say that there
used to be a chapel dedicated to St. Irene on the site, or that the
land was once owned by a woman named Irene. In any case, it was in the
Cova da Iria that the Virgin Mary-Our Lady of Fatima-appeared to the
three children on six occasions between May 13 and October 13, 1917.
holm-oak tree - a shrub-size evergreen species-above which the Virgin
appeared to the children is gone now, and in its place stands the
Capelinha ("little chapel"), or Chapel of Apparitions.
become a mecca for millions of pilgrims from all over the world. But
the Cova as it was in 1917 is no longer visible. A beautiful basilica
has been constructed there; and visitors may experience a sense of
disappointment unless they come already informed about the events that
happened there in 1917 and about their meaning.
I have celebrated Mass on several occasions with Sister Lucia (Lucia Santos) present. She was one of the three children who witnessed the Virgin's appearances. The other two children, Francisco and Jacinto Marto, Lucia's cousins, died shortly after experiencing the apparitions.
I have met with surviving members of all their families, who still live in the hamlet of Aijustrel, barely a mile distant from St. Anthony of Padua Church in Fatima.
By Fr. Robert J. Fox
The Immaculate Heart Messenger has many different or additional readers since we began reporting on the power of Marys intercession with the many changes in the world. This should help all realize the power of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. She is Mother of the Church and she cares about all her children.
goal for the Year 2000 AD is to publish a book on the role of Mary
during 2000 years. Below is a summary of significant dates to the
Fatima Family Apostolate of only some of the events of recent
years. They will serve as signs of Marian interventions in Church and
world history. These events remind us Mary does not forget her children.
May 13 to October 13, 1917 - The
Mother of God appears to three little shepherd children near Fatima,
Portugal on the 13th of six consecutive months. Our Lady gives a
message of hope and warning of dangers to humanity and the faith of
people of the Church. She comes as Our Lady of Light and of the Holy
Eucharist. She speaks of the errors of Russia to spread to all nations.
She tells of great persecutions to the Church, the Holy Father, the
danger of souls falling into hell.
She appears holding her Immaculate
Heart in her hand and says: God wishes to establish in the world
devotion to my Immaculate Heart. ... I shall come to ask for the
consecration of Russia to my Immaculate Heart, and the Communion of
reparation on the first Saturdays.
If my wishes are fulfilled, Russia will be converted and there will be peace. If not, Russia will spread her errors throughout the world, promoting wars, and persecution of the Church. The good will be martyred, the Holy Father will have much to suffer .... Our Lady says that Francisco and Jacinta will die soon and go to heaven but Lucia must remain many years in the world to promote devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Sr. Lucia is still living at the end of the second millennium.
During the same six months, Our Lady is appearing in Portugal. Lenin is in Russia organizing the Bolshevik Revolution which takes over the government of Russia with the goal of conquering the world for atheism.
December 10, 1925
- Our Lady of Fatima appears to Sr. Lucia now in the convent in
Pontevedra, Spain and asks for sacramental reparation of Confession and
Holy Communion on First Saturdays, plus praying the Rosary with
meditation on its mysteries.
First Saturdays are associated with the spiritual welfare of Russia. A spiritual bonus is promised to individuals of Marys intercession to assist at the hour of death with all the graces necessary for salvation all those who, on the first Saturday of five consecutive months, perform the acts of reparation requested. Reparation on every first Saturday however is encouraged for the good of mankind.
June 13, 1929 - Sister Lucia in the Convent at Tuy, Spain receives an appearance of Our Lady of Fatima to ask the Pope and bishops of the world for the Consecration of Russia to her Immaculate Heart, promising by this means to prevent the spreading of its errors and to bring about its conversion.
June 13, 1929 onward to March 25, 1984 - Sister Lucia prays and sacrifices, seeking practical ways to get the Pope to have the bishops of the world join him in consecrating the world and Russia in particular to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
December 20, 1940 - Sister Lucia is permitted for the first time to write to the Holy Father, Pope Pius XII, asking for this Consecration of Russia. Pope Pius XII in subsequent years consecrates the world and later Russia but does so alone, not with the worlds bishops as required by Our Lady of Fatima.
October 31, 1942 - Pope Pius XII consecrates the world to the Immaculate Heart of Mary
May 13, 1946 - Pius XII through a legate crowns the image of Our Lady of Fatima and proclaims her Queen of the World. Popes begin calling Fatima Altar of the World.
October 13, 1951 - Closing ceremonies for the Holy Year of the universal Church is held at Fatima.
July 7, 1952 - Pius XII consecrates the Russian people to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
November 21, 1964 - Pope Paul VI renews Pius XII's consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart, speaking to the Fathers of the Second Vatican Council but still does it alone. Sister Lucia insists it should be collegial.
May 13, 1965 - Pope Paul VI sends a Golden Rose to Fatima, confiding the entire Church to our Ladys protection and gives official Church recognition of Fatimas significance for the universal Church.
May 13, 1967 - Pope Paul VI goes to Fatima, as the first Pope to go there as a pilgrim. There he calls for renewed consecration to the Immaculate Heart.
May 13, 1981 - Pope John Paul II is shot in St. Peters Square on May 13, anniversary of the first apparition at Fatima. During the long months of suffering and recuperation in Gemelli Hospital, the Holy Father requests and studies more deeply documents relating to Fatima. His determination to consecrate Russia with bishops of the world grows stronger. In leaving the clinic he remarks: I have come to understand that the only way to save the world from war, to save it from atheism, is the conversion of Russia according to the message of Fatima.
May 12-13, 1982 - The Pope visits Fatima to thank Our Lady for sparing his life and says: In the plans of Divine Providence I also saw an appeal and, who knows, a reminder of the message which came from here 65 years ago. ... He conducted a consecration of the world and Russia at that time but many bishops did not receive the request to join him in time and Sister Lucia said it did not fulfill all the requirements.
March 25, 1984 - Pope John Paul II having sent invitations already in December 1983 to the worlds bishops, including Orthodox, to join him on March 25, 1984, he had Bishop Amaral of Fatima bring the Miraculous statue from the Cova da Iria at Fatima to the Vatican for the Collegial Consecration of the world and Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. He was joined by a moral totality of the worlds bishops in the Act of Consecration to the Immaculate Heart. The words of the cons-ecration make clear it is a collegial act with worlds bishops and also renews Pius XIIs acts of 1942 (world) and 1952 (Russia) and the consecration is for all time. [See our book Documents of Fatima for details on Consecration].
Shortly thereafter, Sister Lucia told the Papal Nuncio of Lisbon the Collegial Consecration for the conversion of Russia has been accomplished and God will keep His word. The Nuncio answers, Now we await the miracle. On the following day, Patriarch Dimitrios of Constantinople, honorary primate of the Orthodox Churches, writes a letter to the Vatican praising the consecration as a contribution to the creation of communion between the Catholic and Orthodox Churches.
May 13, 1984 - The Holy Father speaks to 50,000 pilgrims in St. Peters Square of his affection and beatitude for Our Lady of Fatima in protecting him from the bullets three years earlier. On the same day, the Bishop of Leiria-Fatima announces that the Pope had given to the Fatima Shrine the bullet which had struck him.
February 1985 - Pontifical Council of the Laity writes and encourages Fr. Robert J. Fox, who years previously founded a Fatima Youth Apostolate, now to go independent with a Fatima Apostolate which becomes the Fatima Family Apostolate and the Messenger magazine was born, first called Messenger of Our Lady then Fatima Family Messenger and finally Immaculate Heart Messenger.
March 25, 1987 - Pope John Paul II issued an encyclical letter, Redemptoris Mater, in anticipation of the forthcoming Marian Year. In the encyclical, the Pope refers to the common love shared by Orthodox and Catholics for the Mother of God and the devotion shown her icons.
June 7, 1987 - The Marian Year of fourteen months began on this date, Pentecost Sunday, and extended to the Feast of the Assumption, August 15, 1988. The timing of the Marian Year exactly spans the two important religious celebrations in the Soviet Union, the 600th anniversary of the baptism of Lithuania and the 1000 anniversary of the baptism of St. Vladimir. Archbishop Tadeusz Kondrusiewicz said the noticeable easing of persecutions against religion in the Soviet Union and granting of greater religious freedoms began with the Marian Year.
September 20, 1987 - Approximately 100,000 persons, many carrying Solidarity banners, attend the annual workers pilgrimage to Our Lady of Czestochowa shrine in Poland. Lech Walesa, during his years as Solidarity leader, goes repeatedly to Zakopane, Polands major Fatima Shrine, dedicated to praying for Pope John Paul II. There he consecrates the Solidarity movement to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Pope John Paul II in his Encyclical, Centesimus Annus, credits the Solidarity movement growing and spreading out from Poland with the fall of Communism in Eastern Europe.
July 1989 - Sister Lucia this month began to go public in stating that the Consecration is accomplished. Previously she talked only to select persons such as the Papal Nuncio, bishop of Fatima. Now she is anxious to get her word out publicly. The Messenger is asked to publicize what Sister Lucia is saying about the Consecration.
November 9, 1989 - the Berlin Wall came down. President Gorbachev of the Soviet Union then meets with the Pope at the Vatican and promised religious freedom.
October 13, 1989 - President Gorbachev received the Nobel Peace Award - Anniversary date of Fatima.
December 1, 1989 - Gorbachev travels to the Vatican and meets with Pope John Paul II in the Popes private library. The historic meeting, which lasts 70 minutes, is the first meeting between a Pope and a head of the Soviet state. Departing from his prepared text, Gorbachev invites the Pope to visit the Soviet Union. The two immediately experience a sense of mutual affection. The Pope later reported that Gorbachev expressed gratitude for my prayers and said prayers symbolized the spiritual order and values which he greatly needed.
December 1991 - Gorbachev meets the Pope in the Vatican a second time; diplomatic relations were opened between the Vatican and Russia and Latin-rite churches were opened.
May 1, 1991 - Feast of St. Joseph, the Worker - 100th anniversary of Pope Leo XIIIs famous Encyclical Rerum Novarum, On the Condition of Human Labor. May Day ends as a Communist Holiday for demonstrations to show Soviet might and to win the working man away from religion.
May 13, 1990 - An attempt on the life of Pope John Paul II at the Vatican as his message to pilgrims at Fatima is read. He attributes the sparing of his life to Our Lady.
August 19, 1991 - 74th Anniversary of Our Ladys fourth apparition at Fatima - Communist coup attempts overthrow of Gorbachev who contributed largely to dismantling of Soviet Empire.
August 22, 1991 - Feast of the Queenship of Mary - the attempt of Communist coup to return to hard Communism is defeated.
October 12 - 13, 1991 - Fatima Anniversary. Archbishop Tadeusz Kondrusiewicz, Roman Catholic Archbishop from Moscow leads first Russian pilgrimage group to Fatima. It is televised in Russia on 150 stations and 350 radio stations. Director of Fatima Family Apostolate is asked to be present in Fatima with the Russian group.
December 8th, 1991 - Feast of the Immaculate Conception. There begins the Commonwealth of Republics, the end of the USSR. Twelve days later Yeltsin of Russia met with the Pope at the Vatican.
December 25, 1991 - the Communist flag is taken down for the last time over the Kremlin in Moscow. Gorbachev resigned and sent a letter to Pope John Paul II. Fifteen republics were freed from Communism.
December 30, 1991 - Sister Lucia is reported saying that the defeat of Communism was through Marys intercession.
March 8, 1992 - Mikhail Gorbachev wrote a syndicated column that appears in major newspapers throughout the world giving a perspective on the Vatican and the freeing of Eastern Europe. He said that Pope John Paul made the change possible. Much of what the Pope said was in harmony with the Soviet Unions new political thinking, with perestroika.
March 14, 1992 - Pravda, the Communist major newspaper ended.
October 8 - 12, 1992 - the Fatima Sanctuary and the Bishop of Leiria-Fatima in Portugal hosts together with the Pontifical Council of the Laity the first International Pastoral Symposium of all recognized major Fatima Apostolates in the world. Fr. Fox from USA is asked to represent at Fatima the Fatima Family Apostolate in speaking to delegates from many countries. The Apostolate then becomes known beyond the USA and quickly spreads to Poland, Australia, etc.
December 25, 1992 - Communism was declared illegal in Russia.
June 18-20, 1993 - Archbishop Kondrusiewicz came from Moscow to Mid-Americas Fatima Family Shrine in Alexandria, SD and announces he hopes he can have such a Shrine to Our Lady of Fatima in Russia some day. Subsequently he authorized the Fatima Family Apostolate to raise funds for this and the priest director agrees with the Archbishop that the Shrine should be located at St. Catherine of Alexandria Church, once known as the heart and Mother Church of Catholicism in Russia.
October 13, 1997 - For the 80th anniversary of the miracle of the sun at Fatima, the Holy Father wrote to the bishop of Leiria-Fatima a letter in which he referred to Fatima as one of the greatest signs of the times in this twentieth century.
October 11, 1998 -
The first Fatima Shrine in Russia is dedicated by Archbishop Tadeusz
Kondrusiewicz. The Shrine is located only a few block from Palace
Square where the Bolshevik Revolution began in 1917 with its goal of
world domination for atheism.
A half block from the new Fatima
the Kazan Cathedral which the Bolsheviks had converted into their
headquarters for militant atheism. Funds for the Shrine were raised by
the Fatima Family Apostolate. Both Sister Lucia and Pope John Paul II
take note of the dedication of the Shrine with Sister Lucia having
venerated the statue for the Shrine in her Carmelite Monastery before
it was taken to Russia.
During the dedication ceremony,
Kondrusiewicz stated that he was presenting the Russian Fatima Shrine
as a gift to Pope John Paul II on the occasion of the 20th anniversary
of his pontificate. The Archbishop was wearing a chasuble with an image
of Our Lady of Czestochowa during the dedication Mass.
For the first time for English-speaking readers,
important historical documents that provide crucial details surrounding
the 1917 apparitions of the Immaculate Heart of Mary to three shepherd
children are provided in Documents on Fatima & the Memoirs of
Sister Lucia. Most of the book is a translation of documents compiled
by the foremost Fatima scholar, Fr. Antonio M. Martins, S.J.
The book includes the Memoirs of Sister Lucia, letters of hers, as well as various historical documents never before printed in English, such as the Church’s interviews of the seers, letters of pilgrims who witnessed the events, and media reports.
Book is in oversized format, 480 pages
Fatima Today: The Third Millennium
A Book by Fr. Robert J. Fox
Read Chapter 18 for a brief look at this newly revised work.
Fatima Today is now in its second edition for the Third
Millennium. Father Fox is often recognized as the leading scholar on
Fatima in America and often called upon by those who research. The
famous Canon of Sacred Theology, Father Jose Galamba de Oliveira who
was the Fatima Diocesan President of the Commission for the Causes of
Jacinta and Francisco Marto of Leiria-Fatima, wrote the preface to the
first edition saying: “It is not easy to write a book about Fatima
without repeating what so many writers have written before, in the
different countries and in several
When reading this book, we notice its value by the original way of writing about Fatima as history, and about Jacinta’s life. Such a work could not have been done without deep meditation and without a serious study of the Fatima documents.” This same priest who endorsed Fatima Today is mentioned repeatedly in Sister Lucia’s Memoirs.
Also, the late Father McSherry, for many years a chaplain
at Fatima who preached daily in the Cova Da Iria where Our Lady of
Fatima appeared, said, “This book is my Bible on Fatima.”
Fatima : Intimate Life of Sister Lucia
A book by Fr. Antonio Maria Martins, SJ, and Fr. Robert J. Fox
This book will stir the hearts of many with new documents on Sister Lucia. Never, ever before, in the 2000 year history of the Church has God required a humble Sister, with little formal education, to call the Pope and the Bishops of the World to an action which would change the direction of the world.
Such was the misson given Lucia, one of the little shepherds of Fatima. What has the intimate life of Lucia of Fatima been like these long decades since? Fr. Martins, who in 1973 first gave us the Memoirs and Letters of Sr. Lucia in Portuguese, French and English, now gives us, through the Fatima Family Apostolate, documents which have waited until the Third Millenium before they could be published.
This unique book off the presses, in January 2001, in the 94th year of Sister Lucia’s life, will be for many as dramatic a revelation as the Memoirs of Sister Lucia which sent the message of Fatima around the world. Sister Lucia, who was told by the Mother of God in 1917 that her cousins, Blessed Jacinta and Blessed Francisco, would soon be taken to heaven while she must remain in the world many years to be used by God, has suffered much for over 80 years.
Discover how she has remained spiritually young, vivacious, joyful, humble, obedient, full of faith, working to save souls and fulfill her mission. Perhaps no one has lived the Fatima message more profoundly than has Sister Lucia, unless it be Pope John Paul II. Pope Paul VI met with her in 1967. Pope John Paul II met with her in 1982, 1991, and 2000 AD. Was her life all glorious as some think? The Intimate Life of Sister Lucia from 1917 to 2001 will reveal Lucia carrying the Cross in union with Jesus Christ in the refuge of Mary’s Immaculate Heart. It will take us to involvements for the May 13, 2000 AD, unveiling of the “Secret” of Fatima.
Previously, Fr. Martins teamed up with Fr. Robert J. Fox to print the Documents on Fatima. But not until now could Fr. Fox publish this approximately 400 page book, The Intimate Life of Sister Lucia, the manuscript given him by Fr. Martins years ago.
Fatima : Rediscovering Fatima
A book By Fr. Robert J. Fox
Father Fox had just had published his in depth book on the theology of Fatima, Fatima Today (see p. 22), when Our Sunday Visitor book department requested another Fatima book from this author. OSV said, “We are convinced you have another Fatima book in you.” They proved right. This easy--to-read book has been a best seller for more than 10 years.
Looking for a new approach, the priest drew on his interviews since 1974 with surviving and living witnesses to the Fatima events in 1917 when Our Lady appeared. The author delves into the mysteries of this modern miracle.
What was Our Lady’s message? What is the “secret” of Fatima? There is a special chapter devoted to “The Fourth Seer of Fatima” who is little known. Pilgrims to the Cova da Iria in the Third Millennium will find the first monument to this “Fourth Seer” in the Cova, together with a segment of the Berlin Wall. “Time Capsule of our Future” will entice you and bring Fatima alive in your heart.
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Fatima is Forever
In the book, A Priest is a Priest Forever, I tell how Fatima has colored my priesthood. In Fatima Is Forever, I tell the effect the two friends, Pope John Paul II and Sr. Lucia, have had on my life when I learned of their deaths. These two friends touched the lives of millions.
The cover of a new book is always a challenge. I described to professional artist, Mark Sanislo, what I wanted the cover to convey.
Thus the cover is of Our Lady of Fatima, with her Immaculate Heart, wearing a white and gold mantle as she swoops down to earth from heaven to take the two friends to heaven, form Paul II and Sr. Lucia are upon the earth seen from outer space.
The Pope raises the Eucharistic Christ aloft since Fatima is centered on ]esus Christ in the Holy Eucharist. Sr.Lucia falls to her knees adoring our Eucharistic Lord for her life was one of prayer and sacrifice. Our Blessed Mother, the "beautiful Lady from heaven," throws her golden mantle over these two friends to carry them off to heaven. That book cover was used also for the cover of this issue of the Messenger.
With the death of Sr. Lucia on February 13, 2005, and the resulting increased explosive interest in Fatima throughout the world, followed soon by the death of Pope John Paul II, the special Fatima Pope, need was seen for still another book on Fatima by the priest who was first called "the Fatima priest."
There was a special spiritual bond between Sr. Lucia and Pope John Paul II. With many Fatima developments and fulfillments of prophecies in recent years many need this latest book on Fatima. This time the book on Fatima is titled, Fatima Is Forever.
Fatima Forever will cover Fatima from the beginning, its developments through the years, its effects on the world today and for the future; the consecration by bishops requested by Our Lady, the release of the Third Part of the Fatima Secret and the beatifications of Blessed Jacinta and blessed Francisco; the spiritual bonding between Sr. Lucia and Pope John Paul II.
Also included in this book are world reactions to the deaths of Sr. Lucia and Pope John Paul II. Sr. Lucia's permanent resting place near Blessed Jacinta and Blessed Francisco after the transferal of her body, February 19, 2006, from Coimbra Carmel to Fatima Basilica is included. The book summarizes the biography by Sr. Lucia's own Carmelites as required by their Carmelite Constitution for a deceased Sister.
Catechism on Mary and the
Pope Who Changed the World
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This revised Marian Catechism will be welcomed by individuals, families and Catechism teachers. It first appeared after Vatican Council II when many mistakenly thought the Church had downplayed Mary. Our Sunday Visitor Press then invited Father Fox to prepare this special Catechism. It helped many.
Now it has been revised and enlarged to include the Marian Pope, John Paul II, his life and role as Mary’s Pope in changing the world headed toward atheism under Communism. This Catechism, in question-and-answer format, will present accurate information on the role of Mary from her place in the Bible, to her place in the Church and the modern world, and intercessory role in heaven. It will show the “Pope of the Fatima secret.”
The Author says: “As it is true ‘to be ignorant of Sacred Scipture is to be ignorant of Jesus.’ It is likewise true, ‘to be ignorant of Mary is to be ignorant of the Church.’” Mary’s role as eschatological icon of the Church shines forth.
A Most Colorful Catholic Magazine Indeed, the Immaculate Messenger Magazine began publication in 1994 and quickly established itself as the definitive magazine of Catholic teachings and family life.
The Immaculate Messenger Magazine is assisting the Church in the New Evangelization by providing relevant articles for helping us with our faith and everyday life. It is loyal to Roman Catholic Magisterium and has the approval by the Holy See, from the Pontifical Council for the Laity. It has also been endorsed by the last two Bishops of Fatima, Portugal, the site of the approved apparitions of the Mother of God.
It has good writers that explain the faith and defend it against misrepresentations and misunderstandings. Particular emphasis is put on the scriptural, historical, and rational grounds for Catholic teachings. The articles have a crucial role in helping join together the Catholic faith with our daily lives. It presents the fundamentals of the Catholic faith for committed Catholics, nominal Catholics, and other Christians, and all who genuinely seek the truth that makes life meaningful.
Rediscovering Fatima VHS tape - See the sites and hear the sounds of Fatima as never before! This new VHS series of 4 half-hour programs features Fr. Robert Fox as he takes you to all the important sites of a Fatima Pilgrimage, explaining it all. Includes first pilgrimage of Russians to Fatima. Professionally produced by Fatima Family Apostolate.
Fatima : The Message of Fatima and Hope of the World
Features Fr. Robert Fox and young adults who have found their vocations in various apostolates. Originally produced for EWTN. 7 hours of TV viewing and listening to informal conversation of the “Fatima Priest” and young adults as they explore the angelic messages and Marian messages given at Fatima. Series of 14 programs, good for all ages.
Fatima : Fatima and the Family
The masters for these 13 one-half hour video cassette programs were professionally produced at EWTN studios with Fr. Robert J. Fox, director of the Fatima Family Apostolate. Now available at only $10 per one half-hour program. ( Listen Now)
These educational programs may be viewed for individual use or by families and discussion groups. Each program comes supplied with discussion questions for home meetings of the Fatima Family Apostolate.
These 13 colorful programs will take you through the Fatima accounts as they pertain to the family and the fullness of faith as reaffirmed at Fatima.
Graphic Fatima art, developed with the assistance of Sister Lucia and approved by her to demonstrate the message of Fatima, appears on many of the programs. Each tape has three programs.
Programs 7 to 10 inclusive, four programs with the 4th costing only $5. If you order the first three programs you will want the whole set of 13. People active in the Fatima Family Apostolate appear in programs 7 through 12. The entire set of 13 programs is only $120.
Fatima : Abundant Life Program Father Robert Fox and Johnette Benkovic
True Devotion: To Jesus Through Mary
God Himself has chosen the Blessed Virgin Mary as the perfect means for Christians to become entirely devoted to His service. Our two guest experts both proclaim that Mary is the perfect Jewish mother, who leads children to Our Lord Jesus Christ. Also, the role of the Blessed Virgin Mary for the third Millennium is only beginning to be realized, a fact that is borne out by the increasing interest in Mary by religious people of all persuasions. What is true devotion to Mary, why is it so important for the spiritual life and what does true devotion to her have to do with the events coloring our day and time?
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