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Fatima Seers and the ‘Roaring Twenties’: What Does It Now Portend?

In private apparitions after the major ones, Fatima seer Jacinta Marto — said she was told a few things that should give modern society pause — rather urgently. For example: “The sins of the world are very great.” “The sins that lead more souls to hell are the sins of the flesh.” “Fashions that will […]

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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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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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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 […]

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Sister Lucia Close To Beatification

Rector of the Shrine of Fatima asked pilgrims to pray The diocesan phase of the process for the canonization of Sister Lucia de Jesus (1907-2005), one of the three seers of Fatima, ended and it will now pass to the competency of the Holy See and the Pope. The announcement was made today through a […]

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Francis, Fatima and the End of the World

Does the Holy Father know something we don’t? Aleteia. At the end of April it was confirmed that Pope Francis will travel to Fatima for the one hundredth anniversary of the Marian apparitions, and it is rumored that he will use the occasion to canonize the two youngest seers, Jacinta and Francisco Marto. This week, […]

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The Rosary Is Our Spiritual Weapon of Mass Destruction Against Satan

I just returned from leading a retreat in Los Alamos, New Mexico. It was organized by those belonging to TOOL, which stands for “Teams of Our Lady”. What an exceptional group of Catholics, who witnessed to me while I witnessed to them. Considering the location, you might say the retreat was radioactive! Now, if you […]

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How Our Lady of Fatima kept a papacy going

During the late John Paul II years, one constant bit of subtext on the Vatican beat was the pope’s health and his physical capacity to lead. I used to joke that my definition of bliss would be never having to go on TV or radio again and start by saying, “Well, I’m not a doctor, […]

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Vatican: recent stories about Benedict XVI and Fatima secrets are ‘absolutely untrue’

Vatican City, May 21, 2016 / 09:40 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Vatican announced today that recent articles claiming that Pope emeritus Benedict XVI said that the Third Secret of Fatima was not released in its entirety back in 2000 are “pure inventions” and “absolutely untrue.” The Holy See Press Office released a statement May 21 […]

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5 Surprising Revelations of the Third Secret of Fatima

In 2000, then-Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger clarified the signs and symbols found in the Marian apparitions Aleteia: May 13, 2016 marks the 99th anniversary of the Marian apparitions at Fatima, Portugal. For the past century individuals around the world have developed theories meant to decipher the hidden message of the three “secrets” of Fatima. Yet, Sister Lucia […]

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