Posts Tagged ‘Fatima’

Join Pope Francis as he consecrates Ukraine and Russia

Thursday, March 24th, 2022

New Zealand’s Catholic bishops are inviting all Catholics in New Zealand to join with them and others across the globe to pray with Pope Francis as he consecrates Ukraine and Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. New Zealand’s bishops are asking Catholics to offer special prayers for everyone caught in the Ukraine war by Read more

Envoy compares Medjugorje message with Lourdes and Fatima

Monday, October 8th, 2018

The Papal envoy to Medjugorje, Archbishop Henryk Hoser, says the Medjugorje message (allegedly delivered by Our Lady) can be “put at the same level as those delivered in Lourdes and Fatima.” “With regard to the international phenomenology, they are very similar,” Hoser says. “These [Lourdes, Fatima and Medjugorje] are certainly the three greatest pilgrimage sites. Read more

Rosary-Coast-to-Coast will surround country in active prayer

Thursday, July 5th, 2018

A Rosary-Coast-to-Coast event will surround the United States in active prayer on 7 October. The RosaryCoastToCoast website opens with a “clarion call to arms”: “We are at war. A war without borders. No one is exempt. The bloodless battle affects us all… No man is exempt. No woman excused. The fight has come full force.” Read more

What you need to know about Fatima

Thursday, October 12th, 2017

It’s the most popular and well-known Marian apparition in the recent history of the Church. One hundred years ago, the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to three shepherd children in a field in Fatima, Portugal. She brought with her requests for the recitation of the rosary, for sacrifices on behalf of sinners, and a secret regarding Read more

Marian Pilgrimage to New Zealand sacred places

Monday, October 9th, 2017

On September 30- October 1, a contingent of families set out on a pilgrimage visiting sacred sites in the North Island associated with the titles of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The Family Pilgrimage was organised by the Centre for Marriage and Family (CMF) to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the apparitions of the Blessed Mother Read more

Fatima Centenary celebrated during October

Monday, September 18th, 2017

During September and October, The Legion of Mary is holding a number of special events to mark the centenary of Fatima. Activities include a pilgrimage to the National Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima in Meadowbank (Auckland) Click here for more information

Important facts about the John Paul II assassination attempt

Thursday, May 18th, 2017

On May 13, 1981, thirty-six years ago, Pope John Paul II was on the brink of death. I wasn’t alive, but I’ve seen news reports from the time, and it’s horrifying to think what the faithful, and the world where going through. Like I said, I wasn’t born yet, and I’ve discovered some incredible facts Read more

Fatima: can a scientist take the miracle of the sun seriously?

Thursday, May 18th, 2017

The question in the headline implies that the expected answer is “no”, but as a former particle physicist, my response is “Why not?” Contrary to a common prejudice, a scientific perspective does not rule out miracles, and the event at Fatima is, in the view of many, particularly credible. As regards miracles in general, the Read more

Saving Lucas Batista – the Fátima miracle

Monday, May 15th, 2017

The Vatican says the complete and unexplained recovery of  severely injured Lucas Batista is the miracle needed to canonise Franciso and Jacinta Marto. They say doctors, some of them non-believers, said Lucas’s recovery could not be explained. Pope Francis canonised the siblings on Saturday at Fátima. Lucas was five when he fell 6.5 metres out of a Read more

Fátima’s saints – Fransisco and Jacinta canonised

Monday, May 15th, 2017

Pope Francis made a pilgrimage to Fátima on Saturday to canonise two of the three shepherd children Our Lady appeared to 100 years ago. Jacinta and Francisco Marto, who died in 1919 are now “Saint Jacinta and Saint Francisco”. (The third “child”, their cousin Lucia, died in 2005.) Thousands of pilgrims lined Francis’s route and Read more