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107, 2024

July Newsletter

By |July 1, 2024|Categories: Uncategorized|

News: I have some exciting news about a special event coming up this month. On the 13th of July we will co-host a special Rosary Eucharistic Procession. This event will be in solidarity with the Eucharistic Revival presented by the Catholic Conference of Bishops in union with The First National Eucharistic Congress in 83 Years taking place in Indiana on the17th-21st of this month.  These events will mark a pivotal [Read More]

2705, 2024

June Newsletter

By |May 27, 2024|Categories: Uncategorized|

News: There is a lot happening in June at the shrine, the month of the Sacred Heart.  The Feast day falls on First Friday and we will be celebrating at the shrine. (see below) The following day is the Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary which we have a special program plan. This happens to be the second Saturday of the month, the First Saturday is on the 1st [Read More]

3004, 2024

May Newsletter

By |April 30, 2024|Categories: Newsletter|

News: The First Saturday Devotion: Our Lady, accompanied by the child Jesus, returned to Lucia as she foretold a little more than eight years before.  It was during this apparition that the elements of the practice of the devotion were articulated and the promises associated with its successful completion was made. Our Lady said: “I promise to assist at the hour of death, with the graces necessary for salvation, all [Read More]

204, 2024

April Newsletter

By |April 2, 2024|Categories: Uncategorized|

NEWS:   Happy Easter!! The Lord has Risen Alleluia”  During Holy week many of us contemplated the stations of the cross.  At the end of the prayers for the stations there are a set of prayers we pray for a holy & happy death. In one of the prayers it states; “I wish to die as St. Joseph did, in the arms of Jesus and Mary.”  What an incredible thought and [Read More]

204, 2024

March Newsletter

By |April 2, 2024|Categories: Uncategorized|

 “Come and See” We begin the month of March with the First Friday devotion.  This is a good way to begin the month as we emerge in full stride in the season of Lent while keeping in mind that Easter will be celebrated on the last day of the month. The First Friday devotion originated with the private revelation of Jesus to St. Margaret Mary Alacoque in the 17th century.  [Read More]

2901, 2024

February Newsletter

By |January 29, 2024|Categories: Uncategorized|

NEWS:   February is a month of the year of many public celebrations and feast days, both secular and spiritual. We celebrate Presidents day, (formerly, Lincolns and Washington's birthday) along with the Chair of Peter. Black History month, St. Valentine's Day, and the beginning of Lent on Ash Wednesday. It is the month that Sr. Lucia, the last visionary of Fatima died on the 13th in 2005. It is also the [Read More]

101, 2024

January Newsletter

By |January 1, 2024|Categories: Uncategorized|

NEWS:     We celebrate the Epiphany, (the manifestation of Christ to the Gentiles as represented by the Magi)  which means to be revealed. The Magi, in Christian tradition means, the noble pilgrims “from the East” who followed a miraculous guiding star to Bethlehem, where they paid homage to the infant Jesus as king of the Jews (Matthew 2:1–12).Were the Magi Gentiles, who were they exactly, some refer them as wise [Read More]

2711, 2023

December Newsletter

By |November 27, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|

NEWS:  Once again we are proud to announce that we will be celebrating along with the Spanish community of St. Columbkille's the Feast in honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe. You don’t want to miss this event: We start with First Friday mass at 7:pm on Friday Dec 1st, followed by all night Eucharistic Adoration until 8:am the following morning.  Then the First Saturday Dec. 2nd at 9:00 am we [Read More]

111, 2023

November Newsletter

By |November 1, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|

The month of November is a time to remember the Holy souls, those of our loved ones, those who have made a difference in our lives. We remember family members especially, we visit grave sites and cemeteries, we honor the fallen, we contemplate on the last things;  The last things are death, judgment, heaven and hell as highlighted by the church.  “Death is the separation of man's mortal body and [Read More]

111, 2023

October Newsletter

By |November 1, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|

NEWS:  Richard G. “Dick” Marques Of Brighton formerly of Somerville passed away at home on August 25, 2023.  Beloved husband of the late Carol Ann (Moloney) Marques. Devoted father of Michael of Leominster, Rickie and his wife Eileen of Pepperell, Jeffrey and his wife Patricia of Phillipston, Anna McGuinness and her husband John of Brighton, Danny of Brighton, Sue of Tyngsboro, Joanne of Brighton and the late Dianna Marques.  Loving [Read More]

2109, 2023

September Newsletter

By |September 21, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|

NEWS:   I can’t believe how fast the summer has gone by with Labor Day weekend upon us.  The month of September is shaping up to be another busy month at the Fatima Shrine Boston with all the feast days and especially those dedicated to Our Lady. We jump start the month on Labor day weekend with First Friday devotion starting with Mass at 7PM followed by adoration all night until [Read More]

108, 2023

August Newsletter

By |August 1, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|

St. Alphonsus Liguori St. Eusebius St. John Vianney: First Friday First Saturday The Transfiguration of The Lord St. Dominic St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross St. Lawrence St. Clare Candlelight Procession St. Maximilian Kolbe The Assumption of the BVM St. Pius X The Queenship of the BVM St. Rose of Lima St. Bartholomew St. Augustine The Passion of St. John the Baptist   NEWS: When prefacing the official commentary of [Read More]

2706, 2023

July Newsletter

By |June 27, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|

NEWS: The Blessed Virgin Mary designed the Medal of the Immaculate Conception—popularly known as the Miraculous Medal! No wonder, then, that it has such extraordinary graces for those who wear it and pray for Mary's intercession and help.  The story begins on the night of July 18-19, 1830. A child (perhaps her guardian angel) awakened Sister (now Saint) Catherine Labouré, a novice in the community of the Daughters of Charity [Read More]

106, 2023

June Newsletter

By |June 1, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|

        June Calendar St. Justin Martyr St. Marcellinus First Friday First Saturday The Most Holy Trinity St. Boniface St. Ephrem Corpus Christi Candlelight Procession St. Anthony Sacred Heart of Jesus Immaculate Heart of Mary Pro-Life Mass Fathers Day St. Aloysius Gonzaga St. Thomas Moore Nativity of St. John the Baptist St. Cyril St. Irenaeus St. Peter & Paul The First Martyrs Roman Church   NEWS: The word [Read More]

105, 2023

May Newsletter

By |May 1, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|

NEWS: Blessed Bartolo Longo, the ex-Satanist Who Was Freed Through the Rosary! Bartolo Longo was born in the small town of Latiano, in Italy on February 10, 1841. His parents, Dr. Bartolomeo Longo and Antonina Luparelli, were wealthy and devout Catholics who prayed the Rosary together daily. Longo became alienated from the Church when his mother died in 1851. Being far from his family when he left to study law [Read More]

604, 2023

April Newsletter

By |April 6, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|

1.  First Saturday 2.  Palm Sunday 6.  Holy Thursday 7.  Good Friday 8.  Holy Saturday 9.  Easter Sunday 15. Pro Life Mass 16. Divine Mercy Sunday 22. Prayer Cenacle 25. St. Mark Evangelist 28. St. Louis de Montfort 29. St. Catherine of Siena    News: The calendar for April at the Shrine is quite full as you can see. My prayer  as Lent comes to an end, and we approach [Read More]

2702, 2023

March Newsletter

By |February 27, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|

NEWS:  It was well known that a meeting of America's most powerful men took place at the Edgewater Beach Hotel in Chicago in 1923.  Attending the meeting were the following nine financiers and power brokers: the president of America’s largest steel company, the president of America’s largest utility company, the president of America’s largest gas company, the president of the New York Stock Exchange, the president of the Bank of [Read More]

402, 2023

February Newsletter

By |February 4, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|

NEWS: I think by now that most of us have given up on our New Year's resolutions, but it is never too late to begin again.  We have an opportunity on the 22nd with the beginning of Lent on Ash Wednesday.  Although Christmas just ended, there are some who still hold to a belief in what is known as little Christmas on February 2nd; There are those who hold that [Read More]

3112, 2022

January Newsletter

By |December 31, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|

The Crusaders of Fatima wish you all a blessed and joyful New Year! The following is an article written about Mary this past fall for Soul Magazine of the Blue Army. “THEOTOKOS!”   Donal Anthony Foley Celebrating Mary as the Mother of God; The Feast of the Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God, falls on Jan. 1, the first day of the New Year, which is very fitting [Read More]

2611, 2022

December Newsletter

By |November 26, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|

 “The Solemnity of Christ the King is the last Sunday of the liturgical year before a new liturgical year begins with the first Sunday of Advent. Pope Pius XI instituted this feast for the universal Church during the Jubilee Year of 1925 in his encyclical Quas Primas in order to combat a global rise in the evils of atheism, secularism, and communism due to the majority of mankind having rejected [Read More]

3010, 2022

November Newsletter

By |October 30, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|

NEWS: November is the month of Souls, and there is one particular soul I wish you all to remember, and that is our good friend and mentor Mr. Fred Mckenna who passed away on the 19th of last month.  I think it is important in times like these to recognize those who have made a difference and left their mark for good on our world.  These we refer to as [Read More]

2010, 2022

October Newsletter

By |October 20, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|

NEWS:  The First Saturday in October falls on October 1st which happens to be the Feast of St. Theresa of the Infant Jesus and Holy Face, “The little Flower”. The following are excerpts from Vicki Schreiner's book “Chronology of the Holy Face Devotion.” Vicki visited the Shrine back in August and gave a presentation on the Holy Face Devotion she brought with her a first class Relic of the Holy [Read More]

109, 2022

September Newsletter

By |September 1, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|

News:  The First Saturday in September has traditionally been celebrated at the shrine in conjunction with the celebration of Our Lady of Penafrancia. A large constituents of the Filipino community of greater Boston come and celebrate this feast along with the regular First Saturday group of Crusaders.  It is a great time of Year and one of the biggest festivals we celebrate at the shrine.  The event this year will [Read More]

208, 2022

August Newsletter

By |August 2, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|

Calendar  1  St. Alphonsus Liguori  2  St. Eusebiua  4  St. John Vianney  5  Dedication St. Mary Major   6  The Transfiguration/First Saturday   8  St. Dominic  9  St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross 13  Candlelight Procession  15 The Assumption of the BVM/ Cenacle  20 St. Bernard  22 The Queenship of Mary  23  St. Rose of Lima  24  St. Bartholomew  27  St. Monica  29  The Passion of St. John the Baptist   News:  [Read More]

107, 2022

July 22 Newsletter

By |July 1, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|

The Kingdom of Israel during the time of the prophet Elijah was overrun with priests who worship Baal, a deity of the ancient neighbors of Israel. This idolatrous practice corrupted the people so that every form of injustice ruled the day. This period of darkness posed an existential threat to the faith of Israel.  The sins against the First Commandment had created a climate of apostasy and indifference toward God. [Read More]

106, 2022

June Newsletter

By |June 1, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|

St. Justin, Martyr First Friday First Saturday Pentecost Sunday Mary Mother of the Church St. Ephrem St. Barnabas Most Holy Trinity St. Anthony Candlelight Procession  Corpus Christi The Nativity of St. John Baptist The Sacred Heart of Jesus The Immaculate Heart of Mary   St. Peter and Paul Apostles   The First Martyrs of the Church   NEWS: The focus word for this month's newsletter is follow up;  It is [Read More]

405, 2022

May Newsletter

By |May 4, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|

NEWS:  The month of May has arrived along with spring as our surroundings begin to blossom. We are reminded of the new life brought about through the Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ during this season of Easter. It is no coincidence that May is all about new life, we celebrate Mothers Day, Pro-Life month, and of course the month of Mary Queen of Heaven, Regina Coeli. We invoke her [Read More]

3103, 2022

April Newsletter

By |March 31, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|

NEWS: Ukraine!!; How are the events in the Ukraine related to Fatima?  There are many connections between the messages of Fatima in regarding Russia as we know, but what many people may not know is how closely the country of Ukraine is related. Three years almost to the day of Our Lady’s appearance in the Cova de Iria in Fatima Portugal She appeared in the Ukraine in the village of [Read More]

103, 2022

March Newsletter

By |March 1, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|

  Ash Wednesday St. Kathrine Drexel The First Friday The First Saturday St. Perpetua & Felicity St. John of God Daylight Savings Time St. Patrick St. Cyril of Jerusalem St. Joseph The Annunciation The penitential season of Lent begins on March 2nd, Ash Wednesday. I would suggest as part of our program of penance and conversion during this time, that we keep in mind a request that Our Lady made [Read More]

402, 2022

February Newsletter

By |February 4, 2022|Categories: Anouncement, Article, Event, Newsletter, Uncategorized|

  February 2.  The Presentation of the Lord 3.  St. Blasé, Bishop 4.  The First Friday 5.  The First Saturday 8.  St. Josephine Bakhita 11.  Our Lady of Lourdes 12.  (Prayer Cenacle of MMP) 14.  St. Cyril & Methodius 21.  St. Peter Damian 20.  St. Jacinta & Francesco Marto 22.  St. Chair of St. Peter 23.  St. Polycarp 26.  (Prayer Cenacle of MMP) SHRINE NEWS: The month of February has [Read More]

501, 2022

January Newsletter

By |January 5, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|

SHRINE NEWS: I want to wish everyone a Happy New Year! Let us pray and hope that 2022 will be better than the two previous ones. We have much to be thankful for. The First Saturday this month falls on New Year's Day, which is also the Feast of the Mother of God, a Holy day of obligation. I hope you can join us for mass and rosary. The Crusaders [Read More]

712, 2021

December Newsletter

By |December 7, 2021|Categories: Newsletter|

SHRINE NEWS: The month of November was a busy month at the shrine as we were graced with the presence of Fr. Leonard from EWTN.  Fr. Leonard held a healing service at the shrine which was by all accounts a beautiful event. We also initiated hosting a prayer cenacle for the Marian Movement of Priest at the shrine once a month all are welcomed.     It is hard to believe  that [Read More]

511, 2021

November Newsletter

By |November 5, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|

SHRINE NEWS:  Lighting Votive Candles at shrines and churches has been a beautiful form of prayer for centuries. The light from the candle is a powerful symbol of Christ, the Light of the World.  This form of devotion is very popular at our Fatima Shrine.  There are many Votive Candles on display daily at the Shrine, raising our prayer intentions to Heaven.  A votive candle is a personal blessing for [Read More]

3009, 2021

October Newsletter

By |September 30, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|

SHRINE NEWS:The month of October is dedicated to the Mother of God, as identified at Fatima during the October appearance as she told them she would. She said; “I am the Lady of the Rosary.”  We Catholics not only identify October with the Rosary but as Pro life month as well, and how fitting the connection between the two as we honor Mary as Mother of us all, including the [Read More]

3108, 2021

September Newsletter

By |August 31, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|

SHRINE NEWS: There are lots of exciting events and interesting plans for the shrine this fall and as summer ends.  We are drawing attention and interest from all over from people wishing to spend time at our beautiful shrine. We welcome all.  This month as we have for many years in the past will once again be hosting the Feast of Our Lady of Penafrancia along with the Filipino community [Read More]

208, 2021

August Newsletter

By |August 2, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|

It wasn’t long after the apparitions were over that Jacinta and Francisco had become ill with the Spanish Flu.  Our Lady came to visit them on one occasion in their home, and told them that she would come to take Francisco to heaven very soon. Then she asked Jacinta if she wanted to convert more sinners, of which she said she did.  Our Lady told Jacinta she would be going [Read More]

1607, 2021

July Newsletter

By |July 16, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|

SHRINE NEWS: July is the month of the Precious Blood of Jesus, which reminded me of the encounter the children had with an Angel in 1916 on three separate occasions.  The first appearance occurred in the spring when they were shepherding sheep in a place known as the Cabeco.  The Angel appeared and said, “Do not be afraid, I am the Angel of Peace. Pray with me,” he knelt down, [Read More]

2904, 2021

Feast of St. Joseph the Worker proclaimed Christian ideal of work vs. Marxist view

By |April 29, 2021|Categories: Article|

by Donal Foley The feast of St Joseph the Worker falls on May 1, this Saturday (also a First Saturday), following the Solemnity of St. Joseph, which we celebrated on March 19. This is a relatively modern feast day since it was only instituted in 1955, during the pontificate of Pope Pius XII. The intention was that it should be a Christian alternative to the celebration of what was known as [Read More]

2904, 2021

May Newsletter

By |April 29, 2021|Categories: Newsletter|

SHRINE NEWS: The month of May is full of feast days, Holy days, and secular holidays with some overlap. This year, Ascension Thursday falls on the  first Candlelight procession, and the feast of Our Lady of Fatima.  The First Saturday falls on the feast of St. Joseph the Worker or May day as it is sometimes called in the secular world.  Mothers day is on the 9th of May.  Pentecost falls [Read More]

104, 2021

April Newsletter

By |April 1, 2021|Categories: Newsletter|

SHRINE NEWS: Alleluia, Alleluia, The Lord has Risen, Truly He has Risen! A great and glorious day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it! There are a few changes this month I want to bring to your attention; 1.) The First Saturday in April falls on Holy Saturday, so as a result we moved the First Saturday Devotion ahead one week from April 3rd to [Read More]

403, 2021

March Newsletter

By |March 4, 2021|Categories: Newsletter|

NEWS FROM THE SHRINE: In November, the World Apostolate of Fatima USA declared 2021 a Year of St. Joseph, under the title “the greatest consoler of the Immaculate Heart,” to address the needs of (1) rebuilding families, especially through the father; (2) rebuilding a united Church, which is very divided among varying degrees of belief; and (3) to aid in the work of this apostolate in spreading the message of [Read More]

2901, 2021

February Newsletter

By |January 29, 2021|Categories: Newsletter|

2.   The Presentation of the Lord. 3.   St. Blase. Blessing of the Throat 5. First Friday. 6. First Saturday 8. St. Josephine Bakhita 11.   Our Lady of Lourdes. 15.   Presidents Day. 17. Ash Wednesday 21. First Sunday of Lent. 22. St. Jacinta & Francisco Marto 23. St. Polycarp. 28. Second Sunday of Lent   SHRINE NEWS:  With the cold weather and lent fast approaching we find ourselves in the midst [Read More]

801, 2021

January Newsletter

By |January 8, 2021|Categories: Newsletter|

 1. Solemnity of Mary the Mother of God. 2.    First Saturday. 3.    The Epiphany of The Lord. 10. The Baptism of The Lord. 18.    Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. 22.    Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children. 25.    The conversion of St. Paul. 26.     St. Timothy and Titus. 28.     St. Thomas Aquinas.  SHRINE NEWS:  I would like to wish [Read More]

112, 2020

December Newsletter

By |December 1, 2020|Categories: Newsletter|

     3. St. Francis Xavier    5.       First Saturday    8.      The Immaculate Conception    9. St. Juan Diego   12.      Our Lady of Guadalupe   14.      St. John of the Cross   25.      The Nativity of the Lord   26.      St. Stephen   27.      The Holy Family   28.      The Holy Innocents   SHRINE NEWS: The season of Advent is upon [Read More]

211, 2020

November Newsletter

By |November 2, 2020|Categories: Newsletter|

SHRINE NEWS: November is the month in which we focus on the Holy Souls. This reminds me of the Fatima request of offering  sacrifices for souls, and as we remember our loved ones who have passed let’s not forget those who have no one to pray for them. The Apparitions at Fatima revealed God’s wishes to establish devotion to the Immaculate Heart in the world as the key to the [Read More]

110, 2020

October Newsletter 20

By |October 1, 2020|Categories: Newsletter|

SHRINE NEWS: We are working on the capability of providing live streaming services from the shrine, so people who cannot attend for whatever reason will be able to view from our live feed on our website, stay tuned.  October is the month of the Rosary, as well as Pro-Life month. The two are linked together. The violence and rioting we see throughout the country is the aftermath of the institutionalization [Read More]

909, 2020

September Newsletter

By |September 9, 2020|Categories: Newsletter|

NEWS: I wish to express a special thanks to Clement Pinto who has stepped down as the treasurer of the Crusaders of the Fatima after a long and successful career, keeping the Crusaders solvent and in good position for the future.  We wish him and Monica well and look forward to seeing them at the shrine joining us for the rosary after he heals from a recent surgery.  We look [Read More]

1408, 2020

Saving the Family during revolutionary times

By |August 14, 2020|Categories: Article|

Saving the family during revolutionary times By Deacon Bob Ellis Two years before his ascendancy to the Chair of Peter in 1978, Cardinal Karol Wojtyla, now St. John Paul II, spoke these words in an address in Philadelphia: “I do not think that wide circles of American society or wide circles of the Christian community realize this fully.  We are now facing the final confrontation between the Church and the [Read More]

2707, 2020

August Newsletter

By |July 27, 2020|Categories: Newsletter|

NEWS: The reason I think it important to conduct The First Saturday Devotions is reflected in what we are witnessing in the world today with the attacks on churches and images of Christ and his Mother.  You may be aware that we have recently erected a statue to our Lady of Fatima on the shrine grounds, it was one that we had in storage.  We will be installing one of [Read More]

907, 2020

Our Role in the Defeat of The Global Communist Revolution

By |July 9, 2020|Categories: Article|

The global Communist revolution underway today is a consequence of Russia having spread the errors of atheistic communism throughout the world, which Our Lady warned about at Fatima in 1917. If it succeeds, the primary finger of blame will point directly at the Church, clergy and laity. Its defeat will require action primarily on the part of the Catholic lay faithful. After the vision of hell shown to the Fatima [Read More]

607, 2020

July Newsletter

By |July 6, 2020|Categories: Newsletter|

  1.       St. Junipero Serra   4.       First Saturday. Independence Day 6.        St. Maria Goretti 11.      St. Benedict.   13.      Candlelight Procession.     14.      St. Kateri Tekakwitha.     15.      St. Bonaventure.     16.      Our Lady of Mount Carmel     22.      St. Mary Magdalene.     25.      St. James. Apostle     29.      St. Martha.     31.      St. Ignatius of Loyola.   NEWS: As the pandemic [Read More]

1006, 2020

June Newsletter

By |June 10, 2020|Categories: Newsletter|

NEWS: The Wuhan virus has created havoc throughout the world.  We make it our prayer that God lift this pandemic from our midst and turn things back to normal.  In the meantime we believe it important now, that churches have reopened to proceed with our devotional services.  We will have the First Saturday Devotion and the Candlelight Procession during June at the shrine. No one is expected to come who [Read More]

1006, 2020

Light and Our Lady

By |June 10, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

The unprecedented light of Our Lady of Fatima By Barb Ernster – In each of the six apparitions of the Blessed Mother at Fatima, she appeared dressed all in white and as if made of light and the light that radiated from her made the children see themselves in God and experience His presence in the depth of their souls. What a phenomenal gift for these three very young seers, [Read More]

1205, 2020

May Newsletter

By |May 12, 2020|Categories: Newsletter|

1.       First Friday. St. Joseph the worker 2.       First Saturday. 13.     Our Lady of Fatima 21.      Ascension of Our Lord Thursday. 25.     Memorial Day. 26.     St. Philip Neri. 31.     Pentecost Sunday.   NEWS: I don’t know if you feel like I do, but the warm weather cannot come fast enough for me, now that we are in the Easter season let us be reminded that “we are a resurrection people [Read More]

1804, 2020

April Newsletter

By |April 18, 2020|Categories: Newsletter|

            APRIL 3.       First Friday. 4.       First Saturday 5.       Palm Sunday 9.       Holy Thursday. 10.     Good Friday. 11.     Holy Saturday. 12.     Easter Sunday 19.     Divine Mercy Sunday 25.     St. Mark 28.     St. Louis de Montfort 29.     St. Catherine of Siena NEWS: The Corona virus has thrown us all for a loop, and has forced us to change our plans and accept the mortification's that has been placed [Read More]

1103, 2020


By |March 11, 2020|Categories: Newsletter|

March 1.       First Sunday in Lent. 6.       First Friday 7.       First Saturday 17.     St. Patrick’s Day. 19.     St. Joseph’s Feast Day. 25.     The Annunciation of the Lord. NEWS: Improvements continue to be made at the Shrine as Phase I of the construction is being completed next door.  The Monastery apartments should be opening this month.  Lent has begun and as we look forward to spring let us focus on offering [Read More]

3101, 2020


By |January 31, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

The Spirituality of Saint Jacinta Marto  Jacinta Marto was born in the village of Aljustrel near Fatima in Portugal on March 11, 1910 to parents Manuel Pedro “Ti” Marto and Olympia de Jesus. She was only six when the Angel of Peace appeared, and just seven when Our Lady appeared in 1917. Jacinta is the youngest non-martyr ever to be canonized by the Church. In the course of almost four [Read More]

2801, 2020


By |January 28, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

1.       First Saturday. 2.       The Presentation of Our Lord 3.       St. Blaze. 11.     Our Lady of Lourdes. 14.     St. Valentine’s Day. 20.     100 Anniversary of the death of St. Jacinta 22.     The Chair of St. Peter. 26.     Ash Wednesday.   NEWS: I would like to thank all those who came to the First Saturday of the year held at the shrine on January 4th.  We apologize as we are still [Read More]

701, 2020

January Newsletter

By |January 7, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

NEW: It feels good to be back at the shrine for all or activities. The First Saturday Devotion in December was a great success with a great turnout for our annual Holiday celebration and potluck brunch. We will be hosting the First Saturday in January once again at the shrine. We are still making improvements and will continue to do so until we fully restore the shrine to it former [Read More]

2711, 2019


By |November 27, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

UPDATE: Finally!! The First Saturday on December 7th will be held at the shrine.   Fr. Michael Sheehan will say Mass and hear confessions.  He will also re-bless the shrine for us.  We plan on beginning the day at 8:00 am with adoration accompanied by a guided meditation for 15 minutes on some of the mysteries of the Rosary.  Mass will start at 9:00 am followed by the Rosary.  Depending on [Read More]

3110, 2019


By |October 31, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

CONSTRUCTION UPDATE. Construction on and around the Shrine is definitely winding down, and the expectation is that they should be wrapping up by the end of the month.  We will have partial access to the shrine come the first of the month, however we will not be able to have full access to the property to hold the First Saturday there for November.  The First Saturday falls on the 2nd [Read More]

810, 2019


By |October 8, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

by Donal Anthony Foley One of the most enigmatic sayings of Sister Lucia concerns the idea that we are part way through the “Week of Fatima.”  She stated this in a rather compelling interview with Filipino Cardinal Ricardo Vidal on Oct. 11, 1993, in which she asserted, “Fatima has just begun.” By this is understood the idea that Fatima, far from being a past historical event, is something that is [Read More]

410, 2019


By |October 4, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

ST. GABRIEL UPDATE: The construction project has seen real progress in the last few weeks, but they are not quite ready for us to hold any events at the shrine at this time, so we have relocated our devotional services once again for the month of October, the month of the rosary.  I thank everyone for their patience while we anticipate the end of our Exodus and reestablishing ourselves back [Read More]

609, 2019


By |September 6, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

ST. GABRIEL UPDATE: As construction continues we anticipate work being wrapped around October.  We are very hopeful at this point that we will be celebrating the First Saturday in October at the shrine.  The work being done really looks great, the entire inside of the shrine has been painted, and the back wall has been completely re-done with drywall and paint.  The roof has been repaired.  The developer has produced [Read More]

108, 2019

August Newsletter

By |August 1, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

ST. GABRIEL NEWS: The progress on the construction in and around the shrine continues, but not as quickly as hoped for.   And as a result we have relocated the First Saturday and the Candlelight Procession in August.  It looks like at this point we will have to reschedule the September events as well.  The Contractors are a little behind schedule for the overall project that is impacting our ability to [Read More]

207, 2019

Fr. Fuentes interview with Sr. Lucia

By |July 2, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

On December 26, 1957 Father Augustin Fuentes, who was preparing to become the postulator of the causes for beatification of Francisco and Jacinta Marto, met with Sister Lucy at her convent in Coimbra, Portugal. Here, he was able to converse with the Fatima seer at great length. Upon his return to his native Mexico, he gave a conference on the meeting, in which he reported Sister Lucy’s words. Father Alonso, [Read More]

2906, 2019


By |June 29, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

CONSTRUCTION UPDATE. Things are really shaping up in and around the shrine, but not as quickly as we were hoping for, and as a result we have relocated the First Saturday and the Candlelight Procession in July.  We are hoping that by August we will be back at the shrine, but because of the work that is continuing on site it would make it impossible for us at this point. [Read More]

506, 2019

June Newsletter

By |June 5, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

CONSTRUCTION UPDATE.     The St. Gabriel's Project continues to make progress as site work continues.  New walkways, accessible route, ramps and lighting are all starting to take shape.  Contractors are assessing the inside and outside of the shrine while new drainage is also added.  I was told they are on schedule so we hope to be back in the shrine come July. The new chairs have been ordered and they [Read More]

2405, 2019

The Rise of Marxism

By |May 24, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

THE RISE OF MARXISM AND THE APPARITIONS OF FATIMA by Donal Anthony Foley This is the third in the series of articles on the subject of how Freemasonry and Marxism have undermined the family and impacted modern society, in the light of Church teaching and the message of Fatima. This article will look at the rise of Marxism and how it is linked with the Russian Revolution and Our Lady’s [Read More]

105, 2019

May Newsletter

By |May 1, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

Dear Crusaders of Fatima, It’s hard to believe that the month of May the month of Our Lady is hear already. This marks the beginning of a new season of Candlelight Processions.  We are grateful once again to being hosted by St. Columbkille for our Candlelight Procession as well as The First Saturday devotion in May. The Rev. Richard Fitzgerald the pastor of St. C’s will be presiding at our [Read More]

2304, 2019

First Saturday Rosary Meditation

By |April 23, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

How to Make Your First Saturday Rosary Meditation According to Sr. Lucia Feb 07, 2017 By Gretchen Filz One of the requests Our Lady of Fatima made known to Sr. Lucia was that the faithful make "communions of reparation" on five consecutive first Saturdays of the month. This has become known as the "First Saturday Devotion," and its intention is to make reparation to the Immaculate Heart of Mary for [Read More]

104, 2019

April Newsletter

By |April 1, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

  CONSTRUCTION UPDATE. The St. Gabriel's Project is on schedule and expected to be completed by mid-summer 2019.  This includes the restoration of the Monastery into apartments, the Church with amenities and new apartment building #1.  The foundations for the other 2 buildings are underway with those buildings anticipating to open the following summer in 2020.  The site work, landscaping, and front walk will begin in early April and should [Read More]

2502, 2019

St. Francisco

By |February 25, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

It is hard to believe that the 100th anniversary of the apparitions at Fatima have come and gone, however, let us recall another historic event that followed which connects us with the young seers at Fatima.  This event is one of the world’s most lethal outbreaks of influenza in history known as the “Spanish Flu”.  The Spanish flu would take more lives than World War I in its previous four [Read More]

3001, 2019

February Newsletter

By |January 30, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

Dear Crusaders of Fatima, The month of February starts on the First Friday of the month followed by the First Saturday on the 2nd which happens to coincides with the feast of the Presentation of the Lord. This is the event we reflect upon in the Second Joyful Mystery of the Rosary. We also celebrate World Day for Consecrated Life, not to mention Groundhog Day.  On February 11th we join [Read More]

2401, 2019

St. Bernadette

By |January 24, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

Just four years after the proclamation made by Pius IX in 1854, Our Lady began to appear to St. Bernadette at Lourdes, France, from Feb.11, 1858. On March 25, the feast of the Annunciation, after Bernadette had asked her several times to reveal her name, the Blessed Virgin extended her arms to assume the position shown on the Miraculous Medal before rejoining them at the breast. She looked up to [Read More]

301, 2019

New Year, New Struggle

By |January 3, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

  Saint Josemaría always taught that what counts for holiness is the ability to correct ourselves constantly. “You know from personal experience – and you’ve often heard me say so, to forestall any discouragement – that interior life consists of beginning and then beginning again, day after day. You can see in your hearts, as I can in mine, that we need to fight constantly.” The following extract from a [Read More]

201, 2019

Happy New Year 2019

By |January 2, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

  Dear Crusaders of Fatima, The month of January ushers in a New Year with the Solemnity of Mary, The Holy Mother of God. What better way to start off the New Year than by attending Mass in honor of our Blessed Mother.  We would like to ask everyone to remember in their prayers on the 22nd, the day of prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children and the [Read More]

1712, 2018

Advent Week 3: Candle of Joy

By |December 17, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

 The fire of God’s love “We were on fire in that light which is God, and yet we were not burnt. What is God? We could never put it into words.” (St. Francisco Marto (CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz) The third week of Advent focuses on JOY and that is why the candle we light is pink, the liturgical color for joy. It is also called the “Shepherd’s Candle” because of [Read More]

1112, 2018

Advent week 2

By |December 11, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Advent Week 2: Faith in the journey to Bethlehem   “I feel myself in a mystery of Light—this mystery that comes from Faith in God, God in me and I am nothing, lost in the Light as a small drop thrown in the flame, and I was in the flame, where I found strength, grace, life, peace, and love.” Sister Lucia of Fatima How fitting that we celebrate the great [Read More]

2911, 2018

Painted by Angels

By |November 29, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

“Painted by angels from Heaven” …The Great Rock Miracle of Our Lady of Las Lajas. Truly a Wonder of the World Shortly after becoming Pope, Benedict XVI startled Latin America’s leading prelates by informing them he would travel to Brazil in 2007 to open the fifth meeting of CELAM, the Latin American Bishops’ Conference. The date of the conference had been set, but the place had not been, and, according [Read More]

2610, 2018

November Newsletter

By |October 26, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Dear Crusaders of Fatima, The month of November begins on a Holy Day of Obligation with the Feast of All Saints, followed by the Feast of Holy Souls on the 2nd.  The entire month we remember the souls of our loved ones that have gone before us.  Special prayers are said throughout the month for the souls in Purgatory.  This is good time for us to take account of our [Read More]

2410, 2018

Chaplet of St. Michael

By |October 24, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

  The Powerful Chaplet of St. Michael By Father Richard Heilman The Chaplet of St. Michael is a powerful way to call upon St. Michael the Archangel along with the Nine Choirs of Angels, especially in acts of spiritual warfare. Sacred Scripture distinguishes nine such groupings: Seraphim, Cherubim, Thrones, Dominations, Powers, Virtues, Principalities, Archangels and Angels (Isa. 6:2; Gen. 3:24; Col. 1:16; Eph. 1:21; Rom. 8:38). The history of this [Read More]

410, 2018

Rosary Rally October 7th, Fatima Shrine Boston

By |October 4, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

The Clarion Call to Arms We are at war. A war without borders, where no man is exempt but where most haven’t recognized, let alone been trained, to fight. Casualties often go unseen, but very few are left unwounded. The Enemies encamped against us seek to rob us of our Dignity–the essential Dignity of the Human Person, being made in the Image and Likeness of God. “For the past 50 [Read More]

410, 2018


By |October 4, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

  Dear Crusaders of Fatima,         October is dedicated to Life, Our Lady, and the Rosary. There are many saints days to note like St. Therese the little flower on the 1st, and the Guardian angels on the 2nd.  St. Francis Assisi on the 4th. St. Teresa of Avila on the 15th, St. Margaret Mary Alacoque on the 16th, St. Luke on the18th, St. Paul of the Cross on the [Read More]

1309, 2018

September Newsletter

By |September 13, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

    Dear Crusaders of Fatima, As summer comes to an end with the month of September, we highlight some special feast that honor Mary beginning with the Birth of Our Lady on the 8th;  The Most Holy Name of Mary on the 12th; The Exaltation of the Holy Cross on the 14th followed by Our Lady of Sorrows on the 15th.  The Archangels St. Michael, St. Gabriel, and St. [Read More]

1508, 2018

Our Lady of Penafrancia

By |August 15, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

The story of Our Lady of Peñafrancia began in Paris on September 4th, 1401 when Simon Vela was born. While born into a rich family he eventually gave all his riches to the church, charities, and the poor. Simon preferred to spend time in the church and one day lost consciousness while devoutly praying. He was awoken by a voice, telling him to travel to Peña de Francia (Rock of [Read More]

308, 2018

54 Day Novena for our Nation

By |August 3, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

  54 days of prayer AND penance for our nation By Deacon Bob Ellis – The World Apostolate of Fatima, USA is collaborating with The Holy League on the 54-day Novena for Our Nation, Aug. 15 – Oct. 7, 2018, adding a sacrificial element as was emphasized at Fatima, in addition to the daily Rosary. All are asked to participate in the novena and the nationwide Rosary Coast to Coast [Read More]

208, 2018

August Newsletter

By |August 2, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Dear Crusaders of Fatima, It is hard to believe that it was a year ago I traveled to Fatima on Pilgrimage, how quickly time has gone by.  August is another month full of saints and feast days dedicated to the Blessed Mother.  St. Alphonsus on the 1st, St. Peter Eymard on the 2nd, the 3rd is First Friday and St. John Vianney falls on the First Saturday.  The 5th is [Read More]

2906, 2018

July Newsletter

By |June 29, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

  Dear Crusaders of Fatima,   Let us pray for our Nation as we celebrate it Independence on The Fourth of July, God knows we can use the prayers for the challenges facing our culture today.  There are many feasts to look forward to on the liturgical calendar this month.  St. Maria Goretti on the 6th, martyr, and example to our young in defending virtue. On the 11th St. Benedict [Read More]

2506, 2018

The Brown Scapular, and Mt. Carmel

By |June 25, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

  The Brown Scapular, and Mt. Carmel. The Kingdom of Israel during the time of the prophet Elijah was overrun with priests who worship Baal, a deity of the ancient neighbors of Israel. This idolatrous practice corrupted the people so that every form of injustice ruled the day. This period of darkness posed an existential threat to the faith of Israel.  The sins against the First Commandment had created a [Read More]

606, 2018

June Newsletter

By |June 6, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Dear Crusaders of Fatima, The month of June starts on First Friday followed by the First Saturday and the Feast of Corpus Christi on Sunday the 3rd. The following weekend the Church celebrates the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus on Friday, and then on Saturday the 9th, the Immaculate Heart of Mary. The candlelight procession on June 13th falls on the Feast of St. Anthony of Padua as [Read More]

2505, 2018

The Rosary Priest

By |May 25, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

VENERABLE PATRICK PEYTON    THE ROSARY PRIEST Founder of the Holy Cross Family Ministries Born:  01/09/1909 in Ireland   Entered His Eternal Rest on June 3, 1992 Father is buried at The Holy Cross Cemetery, Stone Hill College, in Easton Massachusetts Life of this Holy Man, is a must read. We ALL believe in The Power of Prayers. The following is from the website entitled A mother’s prayer and a Mother’s answer! [Read More]

105, 2018

May 2018 Newsletter

By |May 1, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Month of Mary Dear Crusaders of Fatima, The month of May has arrived with spring flowers and Mother's Day just around the corner. Have you considered a May pilgrimage. Your invited to stop by the Shrine anytime to pay tribute to our Heavenly Mother. You can perhaps ask a friend to join you as you set out praying the rosary until you reach your destination, and perhaps say another rosary [Read More]

104, 2018

April 2018 Newsletter

By |April 1, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Our Lord Has Risen! Dear Crusaders of Fatima, The Lord has risen, alleluia He has truly risen. Alleluia, alleluia. It's during the Easter season from Holy Saturday until Pentecost that we recite the Regina Coeli at noon instead of the Angelus. It is a custom that dates back to the 13th century in the church.  This prayer reminds us of Easter, and our need to be mindful of those areas [Read More]

203, 2018

March 2018 Newsletter

By |March 2, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Our Lenten Journey Dear Crusaders of Fatima, The season of Lent has arrived and we are encouraged on the journey toward Jerusalem to take Our Lady’s advice by offering our sacrifices for sinners, and those who have no one to pray for them. I recall at the end of the First apparition, Our Lady asked the seers this question;  “Do you wish to offer yourselves to God for the reparation [Read More]

103, 2018

Jubilee Year of Fatima – Concession of Plenary Indulgence

By |March 1, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

For the 100th anniversary of the apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima in Portugal, Pope Francis has decided to grant a plenary indulgence opportunity throughout the entire anniversary year, which began Nov. 27, 2016, and will end Nov. 26, 2017. The rector of the Fatima Shrine in Portugal, André Pereira, explained to CNA that the plenary indulgence can be obtained during the entire Jubilee Year. There are three ways of [Read More]

1402, 2018

Mary – Immaculate Heart – Triumph

By |February 14, 2018|Categories: Newsletter|Tags: , |

We are celebrating 100 years since Our Lady appeared to the three shepherd children in Cova de Iria in Fatima Portugal, in 1917.    To understand this better we need to look at the condition that prevailed in Portugal following the turn of the 20th century.  A timeline shows that in 1908 there occurred the assassination of Don Carlos the King of Portugal. What followed was the overthrow of the government in [Read More]




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