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On pilgrimage to Fatima Print E-mail
Friday, 22 September 2017 14:25

Twenty-eight pilgrims, Msgr. Michael Cariglio, and I just returned from a trip to Fatima – a trip of a life time. After flying overnight to Lisbon, we were met by our tour guide, Manuela, and then boarded a bus to Fatima. Along the way, we stopped and celebrated Mass in an old church. Above the altar is preserved a consecrated host which bled with the blood of Christ when broken.

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The Mystery of Fatima Print E-mail
Friday, 30 June 2017 14:35

On Oct. 13, 2017, Catholics from around the world will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the apparition of the Blessed Mother at Fatima, Portugal. I am sure that most of us know the story but, in case you have forgotten, allow me to refresh your memory.

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Have You Considered a Retreat? Print E-mail
Friday, 02 June 2017 13:32

“His reputation continued to grow and large crowds would gather to hear him and to have their sickness cured, but he would always go off to some place where he could be alone and pray.” (Luke 5: 15-16)

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May, the Month of Mary Print E-mail
Friday, 05 May 2017 13:16

May is often called “the Month of Mary.” Why? How did that custom originate?


Church historians tell us that during the Middle Ages, a tradition arose of a “Tricesimum,” or 30 days of devotion to Mary.  The centerpiece of the devotion was the recitation of the rosary but the Tricesimum was celebrated at different times of the year in different places.

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