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Welcome to America Needs Fatima’s virtual Christmas Bundle!

Below you will find – at the click of a button – this special package we designed to make your Christmas especially bright. So don’t wait until December 25th Open your Christmas Bundle right away!


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Music Playlists

Set the mood for holy-days and click on the Spotify links below to begin listening to authentically Catholic, spiritual music that will prepare your soul to welcome the Infant Christ.

+ ANF Advent Music Playlist
+ ANF Christmas Music Playlist

 


 

Christmas Wallpapers 

Dress up your electronic devices for the season of peace and joy with these Christmas wallpapers. These wallpapers come in four different sizes — including one for your phone — so spread the joy and share them with your friends!

Click here or on the image below to download the wallpaper/s (and sizes) of your choice.

 

 


 

Christmas Cards

Tired of sending Christmas cards covered in silly Santas and goofy elves? Click on the downloadable, printable images below and bring the Holy Spirit of Christmas into the homes of your friends and family, both near and far!

Click here or on the image below to print out your Christmas Cards.

 

Christmas Cards

 


 

Prayers and Meditations

Make your spiritual Journey with Our Lady and Saint Joseph come alive this Advent with these deeply inspiring Christmas Prayers and Meditations. Each pdf below is downloadable and printable, so that you can have them with you in all your sacred spaces — By your family altar, on your bedside table and even on the family fridge, so the young ones can see them, too!

+ Saint Andrew Novena
+ Short Christmas Meditation
+ Gathered ‘Round the Manger


 Novena Booklet

Novena Booklet

ATTENTION:  December 16 is the day to begin your Christmas Novena!

As a special gift to you, my staff has designed this unique little booklet containing all the prayers you will need for your Christmas Novena. Complete with easy-to follow instructions, just print this booklet up and it will be your constant companion on the final nine days of your Advent journey.

Click here to download, print and make your Novena Booklet!


 

Keep Christ in Christmas

The struggle is real. So we developed this handy list of 10 simple, easy ways to let your Catholic light shine on those in your neighborhood, parish and town.

Click here to download and print this list of things we can all do to honor Christ publicly and keep Him in Christmas. 

Organize a Christmas Rosary Rally – Click here to find out more!

 



Give Our Lady a Christmas Gift - Click Here!

 

Christmas Resources

  


We saved the best for last! Below you will find a veritable Christmas Treasury of Catholic resource that will keep you spiritually fed throughout Advent and all the way to February 2nd, which is liturgically the end of the Christmas season.

So dig right into this Treasure Chest of Christmas favorites — including traditional stories, meditations, prayers and articles all about our Catholic heritage. You will even learn the beautiful meaning behind Christmas trees and the glass ornaments on them!

Articles:

+ The Four Sunday’s of Advent
The Beautiful Season of Advent 
Advent – Learning to Wait
Christmas Campaign Central
Christmas Rosary Rally Sign Up
Whence the Christmas Tree
Whence the Glass Ornament  
The Feast of the Epiphany

 

Prayers and Meditations:

Merry ChristmasMeditations next to the Child God in the Crib

+ Part 1 - On His Majesty 
+ Part 2 - On His Accessibility
+ Part 3 - On His Compassion

 

+ Lesson from the Holy Grotto
+ Christmas Reflection
+ Christmas Novena (Long Version)
+ Christmas Novena (Short Version) 
+ A God So Small Yet So Infinite
+ Gathered ‘Round the Manger
+ Seeking the True Joy of Christmas
+ Reflection on the Arrival of the Three Kings

 

Stories:

+ The Story of Silent Night
+ In Search of Christmas
+ The Holy Night
+ The Count and the Chimney Sweep
+ The Little Juggler of Our Lady
+ The Story of a Song
+ The Last Angel – A Christmas Tale

 


  Christmas Gift for Our Lady Button

 

 

Quote of the day

DAILY QUOTE for August 5, 2021

To the servant of God … every place is the right place and...

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August 5

 

To the servant of God
… every place is the right place,
and every time is the right time.

St. Catherine of Siena


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Saint of the day

SAINT OF THE DAY

Dedication of the Basilica of Saint Mary Major

Built over the place where a miraculous snow fell in the mid...

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Dedication of the Basilica of Saint Mary Major

Santa Maria Maggiore or St. Mary Major is the largest church in the world honoring the Virgin Mary and was erected in the immediate aftermath of the Council of Ephesus of 431, which proclaimed Mary Mother of God.
Standing atop one of Rome’s seven hills, the Esquiline, it is also called Santa Maria ad Nives, or "at the snow." It is said that the Mother of God chose this location for a church dedicated in her honor by a miraculous snow that fell upon this spot in summer. Legend has it a rich and pious Roman senator and his wife thought of donating their money and properties to the Church. That night, in August of 358, Our Lady appeared in the dreams of the senator and Pope Liberius asking them to build her a basilica in the exact place where snow would fall that night. Since then, Our Lady has been venerated in Italy as “Our Lady of the Snow.”

The basilica is also home to a few remnants of the humble crib in which Christ was laid at His birth. These pieces of the manger were carried to Rome by Christians fleeing the Muslim conquest of the Holy Land in the 7th century. They are preserved in a silver reliquary resembling an ordinary manger, upon which lies an image of the Infant Jesus. The Holy Crib is the object of particular devotion and veneration during the liturgical ceremonies of Christmas Eve and Midnight Mass. On Christmas morning there is a procession in honor of the Holy Crib of the Infant Jesus, which culminates in the exposition of the sacred relic on the high altar.

Another venerable treasure of Santa Maria Maggiore is the icon of Our Lady under the invocation of  "Salus Populi Romani," literally translated as "health (or salvation) of the Roman people." According to tradition, this image of Mary embracing Jesus as a young boy was the work of the evangelist St. Luke, who painted it on a tabletop made by Our Lord himself in St. Joseph's carpentry shop. This miraculous icon has been carried in processions around Rome on many occasions. In 593 the newly-elected Pope St. Gregory the Great had the icon carried in public procession through the streets of Rome praying for an end to the Black Plague. Pope St. Pius V followed his example in 1571 to pray for victory during the Battle of Lepanto, as did Pope Gregory XVI in 1837 to pray for the end of the cholera epidemic.

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Weekly Story

WEEKLY STORY

In the days of yore, when travel must be had on foot or by h...

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The Virgin Mary Rewards a Bandit

In the days of yore, when travel must be had on foot or by horse, many were the dangers to be found along the roadways. Bandits plagued travelers and made their living by depriving others of their goods and often their very lives.

A young woman in the Papal States, who was very devout towards Mary, met in a certain place a chief of the bandits. Fearing some outrage, she implored him, for love of the most holy Virgin, not to molest her.

"Do not fear," he answered, "for you have prayed me in the name of the mother of God; and I only ask you to recommend me to her." Moved by the woman’s mention of the Blessed Virgin, the bandit accompanied her himself along the road to a place of safety.

The following night, Mary appeared in a dream to the bandit. She thanked him for the act of kindness he had performed for love of her. Mary went on to say that she would remember it and would one day reward him.

The robber, at length, was arrested, and condemned to death. But behold, the night previous to his execution, the blessed Virgin visited him again in a dream, and first asked him: "Do you know who I am?"

He answered, "It seems to me I have seen you before."

"I am the Virgin Mary," she continued, "and I have come to reward you for what you have done for me. You will die tomorrow, but you will die with so much contrition that you will come at once to paradise."

The convict awoke, and felt such contrition for his sins that he began to weep bitterly, all the while giving thanks aloud to our Blessed Lady. He asked immediately for a priest, to whom he made his confession with many tears, relating the vision he had seen. Finally, he asked the priest to make public this grace that had been bestowed on him by Mary.

He went joyfully to his execution, after which, as it is related, his countenance was so peaceful and so happy that all who saw him believed that the promise of the heavenly mother had been fulfilled.

From the Glories of Mary, by St. Alphonsus Maria de Liguori.

In the days of yore, when travel must be had on foot or by horse, many were the dangers to be found along the roadways.