Posts Tagged ‘Our Lady of Fatima’

The Rosary and the Fatima Prayer in the Life of the Faithful

Thursday, July 13th, 2017

The Rosary has been a significant and widely popular form of prayer throughout the Church ever since the devotion was developed and came into general use centuries ago.  With prayers rooted in scripture and meditation on the saving events at the heart of our faith, the Rosary has been called an “echo of the prayer […] [Read more]

The Canonization of Saints Jacinta and Francisco on the 100th Anniversary of Our Lady of Fatima

Saturday, May 13th, 2017

At a Mass earlier today during his pilgrimage to Fatima, Pope Francis canonized the two shepherd children, Jacinta Marto and her older brother Francisco, who were previously beatified by Saint John Paul II in 2000. The lives of these holy children bear witness to the words of Jesus, “Let the children come to me, and […] [Read more]

The 100th Anniversary of Our Lady of Fatima

Monday, May 8th, 2017

On Saturday, the feast day of Our Lady of Fatima, the devotion for the Blessed Virgin Mary that fills the hearts of the faithful and the Church Universal will become even more intense with the 100th anniversary celebration of those events in the meadow of Cova da Iria that are as remarkable today as they […] [Read more]

In Thanksgiving to Saint John Paul II and Our Lady of Fatima

Friday, May 9th, 2014

On April 27, I was honored to concelebrate the Mass during which Pope Francis canonized Saint John Paul II. During his pontificate of almost 27 years, that new saint went to the world, traveling to 129 countries to proclaim the Good News of Jesus. Now, the world came to Saint John Paul, with millions of […] [Read more]

In the End, the Immaculate Heart of Mary Will Triumph

Sunday, October 13th, 2013

To say that the events of Fatima have captured the imagination of people would be something of an understatement.  Millions have made a pilgrimage there and many more say the “Fatima prayer” every day as part of the Rosary.  Blessed Pope John Paul II famously credited his survival of the assassination attempt against him to […] [Read more]

Eternally Connected by the Bond of Love

Sunday, May 12th, 2013

Mary was there at the foot of the Cross when Jesus died, but when he was lifted up to heaven, 40 days after his Resurrection, the Bible does not record his mother as being physically present (Lk 24:51-52; Acts 1:1-11).  One might think that she would want to be there to say farewell, but it […] [Read more]