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America Needs Fatima (ANF) is The American TFP's special campaign to spread the Fatima message in the United States. The goal of America Needs Fatima is to win the heart and soul of America for Mary by spreading Our Lady's Fatima message and promoting devotion to Her Immaculate Heart.

America urgently needs the prophetic messages of Our Lady at Fatima. Above all, America needs a clear direction, a great purpose, and the means to achieve it. The admonitions, requests, and warnings of Mary Most Holy can rightly be called a heaven-sent survival manual.

What people say. . .

America Needs Fatima has definitely had a positive effect on my life. The Public Square Rosary Crusade, the various campaigns against blasphemy and the Saint Joseph Caravan for Traditional Marriage have inspired me to share, defend and love my Faith in a new way. On May 13, I will be making my Confirmation as an eighth grader in my parish. Could you please pray for me that I may become mature and courageous in my Catholic Faith? Thank you again for your wonderful example."

M.O., Pennsauken, N.J

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Free Devotional Items

Free Rosary Guide Booklet

Do you need the power of the Rosary in your life?

Sister Lucia, the eldest seer of Fatima, said that in these times the Blessed Mother has granted even greater power to the Rosary.

She said, “there is no problem, however difficult, whether temporal or spiritual; no problem in the life of families, Religious Communities, or the life of nations, that cannot be solved by the Rosary.”  Pray the Rosary and help propagate it.

“If you desire peace in your hearts, in your homes, and in your country, assemble each evening to recite the Rosary. Let not even one day pass without saying it, no matter how burdened you may be with many cares and labors.” Pope Pius XI

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Free Our Lady of Sorrows Prayer Card

The prayers to Our Lady of Sorrows are a beautiful devotion passed on to us by Saint Bridget.

They will help you receive 7 magnificent graces the Blessed Virgin Mary grants to souls who say 7 Hail Marys and meditate on Her sorrows. 

Our Lady’s words, “…those who propagate this devotion to my tears and sorrows will be taken directly from this earthly life to eternal happiness since all their sins will be forgiven and my Son will be their eternal consolation and joy.”

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Free copy of Meet the Witnesses

Meet the Witnesses of the Miracle of the Sun 

Collectors Edition of the most gripping account ever written about the Fatima miracle of the sun. This book about the Miracle of the Sun offers the events of October 13, 1917 with the freshness of a news report based on personal stories of people who actually saw the Fatima miracle.

This is not a book on theology. Neither is it a romance. But it holds your attention like a novel.

We guarantee that once you start reading this book, you won’t be able to put it down.

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Send a White Rose To Fatima in Portugal

 

Send your rose to Our Lady

Your White Rose will be taken to Our Lady of Fatima in Portugal. It's part of a huge bouquet of roses we take to Fatima every year on October 13, the anniversary of the Miracle of the Sun. To send your rose click on image

 

Miraculous Medal and Novena

 

 Miraculous Medal and Novena

In 1830, Our Lady appeared to St. Catherine Labouré and entrusted her with the mission to have the Miraculous medal made. She promised, "All who wear it will receive great graces; they should wear it around the neck. Graces will abound for persons who wear it with confidence."

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Free Novena to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

 
 

Novena to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Who should say this novena? 

Even Saint Pio of Pietrelcina used to say it every day!

It is called the Irresistible Novena because it is so effective in getting results – graces and answers to hard problems. And always through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Most importantly, by saying this novena, you will gladden the Sacred Heart of Jesus!

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Free 8X10 Picture of Our Lady of Fatima

 

Free 8x10 Picture of Our Lady of Fatima

“Mary In Every Home” is ANF’s longest-running campaign. To date, more than 10,000,000 pictures of Our Lady of Fatima have been distributed to American homes. Order your free copy today and display it in a prominent location in your home. 

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Free Meditation Booklet

 

“Be Still, and Know That I Am God”

“At times, we are tired, burdened with problems, discouraged, lacking energy even for words. No matter. Just be still and know that He is God. One adorer said that sitting in His Divine Presence is like getting ‘radiation therapy.’Solely for our willingness to be with Him, His Divine Presence emits healing rays.” To order click on image

Complimentary Photo of Our Lady in Tears

Order your free  Photo of Our Lady in Tears  

The picture that shook the world! 

This rare photo will be a silent reminder in your home that the miraculous International Pilgrim Virgin Statue cried 14 times in New Orleans in 1972...

Yes! Our Lady’s picture changes lives – and as you look at this rare photo, I think you will agree it’s the sorrow of Her gaze that moves souls.  

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DAILY QUOTE for July 4, 2015

Many people [in authority] oppose us, persecute us, and w...

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July 4

Many people [in authority] oppose us, persecute us, and
would like even to destroy us, but
we must be patient.
As long as their commands are not against our conscience,
let us obey them, but when the case is otherwise,
let us uphold the rights of God and of the Church,
for those are superior to all earthly authority.

St. John Bosco


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SAINT OF THE DAY

Bl. Pier Giorgio Frassati

Frassati beat the intruders off single-handedly, chasing...

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Bl. Pier Giorgio Frassati

Pier Giorgio was born on April 6, 1901 in Turin, Italy, of a prominent family. His father, an agnostic, owned the liberal newspaper, La Stampa, served in the Italian Senate and later became an ambassador to Germany.

Of a different frame of mind and stance of soul than that of his father, young Pier Giorgio was deeply spiritual. The Holy Eucharist and the Blessed Virgin Mary were the two devotions around which revolved his prayer life, a life he never hesitated to share with his friends.

While pursuing a mining engineering degree, he became involved in Catholic youth groups, the Apostleship of Prayer, Catholic Action and was a Dominican Tertiary. He helped establish the paper Momento based on Pope Leo XIII’s encyclical, Rerum Novarum. In 1918, he joined the St. Vincent de Paul Society and spent much of his time helping the poor by sharing with them his allowance and even the clothes off his back.

Pier Giorgio was strongly anti-communist and anti-fascist and never hid his political views. In a Church-organized demonstration in Rome he rescued their banner from the hands of the police and, holding it high, used the pole to ward off blows. Arrested with the demonstrators, he refused special treatment because of his father’s position, and was jailed along with his friends. On another occasion, when a group of fascists broke into his family home, he beat them off single-handedly, chasing them down the street.

The young man loved art and music, and often frequented the theater, the opera and museums.  One of his favorite sports was mountain climbing, and he often organized expeditions with his friends, never failing to lead them to Mass or in the Rosary.

Just before receiving his engineering degree, Pier Giorgio contracted poliomyelitis, possibly caught from the sick he tended. After six days of terrible and intense suffering, the holy young man died on July 4, 1925.

His funeral was a triumph. His family was amazed as throngs of the poor and needy of the city lined the streets, many of whom in turn were surprised to realize that their “angel of mercy” was the heir to the influential Frassati family.

When on May 20, 1990 Pope John Paul II beatified Pier Giorgio, he called him the “Man of the Eight Beatitudes.”

WEEKLY STORY

God, a Pure Spirit

Now, will you tell us about God being a pure spirit?  Wh...

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God, a Pure Spirit

Mr. Phelps, Allen’s father, had folded his newspaper and taken a book from one of the shelves in his small library; it was a catechism. He had promised his son just before he went out to play that, on his return, he would explain to him about God being a pure spirit. He had already explained to Allen about the existence of God.  Allen had said he was going to bring a friend along, so how to explain the concept of “spirit” to two ten year olds?

Just then several doors banged and a pair of very hot and panting boys made their tornado-like entrance.

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“Dad, here we are! I brought Johnny, too. I told him all about how God exists and, and…how He made the world and, and…how the ‘big bang’ thing really doesn’t work. He agreed that what you said makes much more sense than what he was told before. Now, will you tell us about God being a pure spirit? What is a spirit, anyway?”

Allen seated himself on half of the stool by his father’s recliner and beckoned Johnny to sit on the other half.

“Do you have any idea what a spirit is, boys?” asked Allen’s father as he removed his glasses. “Something we cannot see?” ventured Johnny shyly.

“Or touch?” asked Allen.

“Yes,” answered their instructor, “but if we cannot see or touch or taste or smell or hear something, can it still exist?”

Both boys, gazing intently, shrugged their shoulders. They weren’t sure. “Let’s put it this way,” said Mr. Phelps, “both of you have very good mothers, true?”

Both boys nodded emphatically.

“Now, you are sure they are good and full of kindness, right?”

Again, both heads nodded with enthusiasm.

“Now, can you see, touch, or smell their goodness?”

“No,” said both simultaneously.

“Yet, they are full of goodness.”

“Yes!” they both almost shouted.

“Now, can you see and touch and even smell the leather cover on this book I am holding?”

“Yes,” they said while instinctively stretching out their hands to touch the catechism.

“Does this book exist?”

“Of course!”

“Does you mother’s goodness exist?”

“Yes!”

“Very well. Now, things that we can see and touch and smell are called material things and they surely exist. What we cannot see or touch or smell, like goodness or kindness, are spiritual things, but they exist just the same.”

"Oh!” exclaimed Johnny and Allen slowly, as the idea began to sink in.

“Now, what makes your mothers good and kind and loving is their spirits, what we usually call souls. The soul is that part of us that causes us to feel, think, and love, and to want good or bad things, to wish good or evil for others. We cannot see our souls, but they exist.  Not only do they exist, but they are so much stronger than our bodies that if they were gone, our bodies would die”

“Ohhhh!”

“You can see your mothers because they have bodies, they are not just souls. This is how we humans are made, in two parts: body and spirit. Now, God has no body like ours. He is only a spirit and one so powerful that He not only never dies but He gives life to everything on this earth that is alive. He is Life itself.  He is a spirit that is so perfect and so good that if we were to put together all the goodness of all the good mothers in the world, it would nearly disappear next to God, Who is Goodness itself.”

“I see,” said Johnny slowly. “But, Mr. Phelps, if we can’t see God or touch Him…I mean, well,…wouldn’t it be better if He had a body?”

“Do you mean that God is incomplete or defective for not having a body?”

“I…guess so… “No, not really. If we were to think that God is incomplete or defective because He has no body, we would be thinking like, say, a monkey if he looked at a man and thought, ‘"What a defective creature man is. He has no tail like mine!’”

The two boys giggled.

“For a monkey,” continued Allen’s father, “it is proper to have a tail, but not for a man. In much the same way, it is good and proper for a man to have a body, for it is part of the human nature that God gave him. But it is not proper for God. He is very different from a man because he has an incomparably higher nature, a divine nature.  If God had a body, He would be limited. A body has a certain weight, a certain size; it can be hurt and it can grow old. It can even die, that is, the soul or spirit can be separated from the body. But God is infinite; He has no limits of size or weight. God cannot die. He cannot be destroyed. To die is the same as being destroyed, separated. God cannot be destroyed
because He has no parts.”

“Here are some big words for you: God is indivisible, meaning that He cannot be separated into parts; immortal, meaning that He cannot die; indestructible, meaning that He cannot be destroyed.”

“Wow!” exclaimed both at the same time.

“Powerful!” added Allen(his favorite word). “And to think, as you said, Dad, that this same God, this same spirit, is full of goodness, more than all the mothers together… Is that right? Are you sure, Dad?  That would be an awfully good person!”

“Hahummm,” mused Johnny.

Now it was Mr. Phelps’ turn to chuckle.

“God is not only good. He is Goodness. Goodness in Him is not only great but infinite. And so are all the other virtues in Him. And the fact that God is a pure spirit is something that should make us understand, a least in someway, how great He is.  So, we should go to Him; to this God Who is infinite and infinitely powerful, good, wise, merciful, just, and loving.  He is our Father. From God we should expect everything. Only in God will we find perfect happiness.  He wants us to be happy because He is our Father, and He can give us happiness because He is infinitely perfect.  Only an infinitely perfect Being can give us perfect happiness.”

“Now, if we cannot perceive God through our senses, that is, through our sight, our touch, our smell, our taste, or our hearing, how can we perceive Him?   We can perceive God or know Him through His works, just as we can know the goodness of our mothers by what they do for us, how they act toward us, by what they give us.”

Allen and Johnny had become serious and pensive. Their young minds had a glimpse of something so immense that it left them pondering, yet, so good that it attracted them.

After a moment, Johnny spoke: “Mr. Phelps, my mother always taught me to say morning prayer. But I wish I could have a prayer that would say to God all this that you just taught us.”

“Well,” replied Mr. Phelps as he flipped through the book in his hand,“ what about this prayer written by a very good priest:

“‘My God, my Father, my eyes cannot see You; my ears can not hear You; my hands can not touch You; my tongue cannot taste You; my sense of smell cannot perceive You. Yet, I know You exist and I know that I am before You and that You know all my thoughts and all my actions and all my feelings because the whole universe proclaims that You created it and all good things come to me from You.  I adore You, I thank You, I ask Your forgiveness for all my sins, and I ask You to help me. Amen.’”

At that moment, the doorbell rang. Standing up, Mr. Phelps lay the open book in front of the boys.

“Why don’t you two copy this prayer? You will find paper and pencils in the desk.”

As he left, all that could be heard was the sound of pencils scratching on paper as Allen and Johnny wrote with full concentration.  Let’s hope they are saying that prayer every morning.

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by Gary Isbell

Now, will you tell us about God being a pure spirit?  What is a spirit, anyway?

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