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Our Lady’s First Fatima Message (I): Life of penance in union with the Crucified

+ JMJ Feast of St. Venantius Martyr at the age of fifteen We often read “Penance! Penance! Penance!” among those who promote also the Messages of the heavenly Queen in Her apparitions at Fatima in Portugal. Yes, Our Blessed Mother … Continue reading

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First Fatima Message: Penitential Sacrifice and Everyday Rosary

+ JMJ Anniversary of the First Apparition of “the Great Sign in Heaven”* at Fatima in Portugal Our Blessed Mother on this day, May 13, exactly 95 years ago – Her first apparition in Fatima, Portugal: “Are you willing to … Continue reading

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“My sacrifice and yours…”: The Priesthood of the Ordained Christian “Minister” and that of the Laity

+ JMJ Feast of St. Justin Martyr The most illustrious opponent of pagan philosophers Mid-summer of 1916 in Fatima, Portugal, the angel returned and admonished Lucy, Francisco, and Jacinta who lounged in the shade of a fig tree after returning … Continue reading

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The Blessed Sacrament: Crown of Catholic Triumph

+ JMJ Almost all the provinces of the Spiriual Life are pervaded by a so-called ‘holy discouragement.’ We are something more than dissatisfied, something less than disheartened. When we look at ourselves, at our defeats, nay, even our victories, we … Continue reading

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