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Sts. Peter and Paul represent “unity and diversity,” Pope Francis tells Orthodox(0)

June 29, 2017

Conformity with “the teaching of the apostles and the ecumenical councils” should inspire our efforts to restore full communion, says pope VATICAN CITY — Half a century ago, in July 1967, Pope Paul VI traveled to Istanbul and visited the Phanar, the headquarters of the Ecumenical Patriarchate. There he met with the Orthodox leader Patriarch […]

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The Incredible Hidden Suffering and Final Words of Famed Seer

When officials released Fatima seer Lucia dos Santos’ first memoir in 1976, great light was shed on the extraordinary and largely hidden lives of the two younger visionaries — Francisco and Jacinta Marto. Recall often we should how these two siblings, who were Lucia’s cousins and best friends, died very soon after the dramatic apparitions […]

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St. Louis de Montfort

On April 28, the universal Church celebrates the feast day of Louis-Marie de Monfort, a 17th century saint who is revered for his intense devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary. St. Louis-Marie is perhaps most famously known for his prayer of entrustment to Our Lady, “Totus Tuus ego sum,” which means, “I am all yours.” The late-Pope […]

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The Quiet World of Little Francisco

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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