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The Quiet World of Little Francisco(0)

April 21, 2017

When we last looked at Fatima, it was the death of little Jacinta Marto — youngest of the three seers. Likewise incredible was her brother, Francisco, little also, for in 1919, when he died a year before she did, he was only ten years only. This was a child whose spiritual maturity brought him beyond […]

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Pope clears way for canonization of Fatima visionaries

Vatican City, Mar 23, 2017 / 06:44 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Thursday Pope Francis approved the second and final miracle needed to canonize Blessed Francisco and Jacinta Marto, two of the shepherd children who witnessed the Fatima Marian apparitions. The Pope approved the miracle in a March 23 audience with Cardinal Angelo Amato, Prefect of […]


St. Joseph: Model of the Just Man

. . .St Luke presents the Virgin Mary as “a virgin betrothed to a man named Joseph, of the house of David” (cf. Lk 1: 27). The Evangelist Matthew, however, places a greater emphasis on the putative father of Jesus, stressing that through him the Child belonged legally to the lineage of David and thus […]


There is no other God than God the Father

1. My name is Patrick. I am a sinner, a simple country person, and the least of all believers. I am looked down upon by many. My father was Calpornius. He was a deacon; his father was Potitus, a priest, who lived at Bannavem Taburniae. His home was near there, and that is where I […]


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