October 13, 2000
Our Lady of Fatima 83rd Anniversary
of the
Final Apparition
at Fatima

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volume 11, no. 199
October 13, 2000

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Our Lady of FatimaAnimation of what the people saw 83 years ago today when the sun was spinning On this anniversary of the final apparition at Fatima 83 years ago, follow Mary's example and fear not. She will show us the way to her Divine Son when we place our wills in God's Holy Will. He will protect us as He has promised: "Be not Afraid!"

Sister Mary Lucy Astuto    In her column this week, we bring you another gem from the archived columns of Sister Mary Lucy Astuto in which she reminds us of Blessed Mary's role and how her example shows us the way in being fearless when we place ourselves in her Divine Son Jesus' hands. She will always light the way back to His Most Sacred and Merciful Heart through the radiant glow of her Immaculate and Sorrowful Heart. On this day when we acknowledge the 83rd anniversary of the final apparition at Fatima, Sister reflects on how we can overcome these fears and trust totally in God's Holy Will. For her column, entitled Be not afraid! see GETTING TO THE HEART OF THE MATTER

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      First Reading: Galatians 3: 7-14
      Psalms: Psalm 111: 1-6
      Gospel Reading: Luke 11: 15-26
    Fatima ShrineTHE FATIMA PRAYER

         O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell. Lead all souls to Heaven, especially those who are in most need of Thy Mercy.

    For the liturgy of today and tomorrow's feast of Pope Saint Callistus I, see DAILY LITURGY

    Taken from the Gospel for Friday's Mass

    "Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation, and house will fall upon house. If, then, satan, also is divided against himself, how shall his kingdom stand? Because you say that I cast out devils by beelzebub. Now, if I cast out devils by beelzebub, by whom do your children cast them out? Therefore they shall be your judges. But if I cast out devils by the finger of God, then the kingdom of God has come upon you."

    Luke 11: 17-20

    Events that happened Today in Church History

    Pope John Paul II has been an integral part of the Fatima message and mission Blessed JacintaBlessed FranciscoSister Lucia    Today is the 83rd anniversary of the final apparition of Fatima in which, as promised, the sun did spin, witnessed by 70,000. They called it "the day the sun danced." It was Our Lady's final message to the three children Blessed Jacinta and Francisco Marto who would die relatively soon after the apparitions, and Lucia who went on to become a contemplative nun and was present for the beatification of the other two children at Fatima on May 13th this year, the anniversary of the first apparition at Fatima. Enhancing this occasion this year was the fact that the much-anticipated Third Secret was revealed which greatly incorporated the Pope's role in the message and mission of Fatima. In addition, last week the famed Fatima statue was brought to Rome and the Holy Father entrusted the world and the new millennium to Mary. For other time capsule events that happened Today in Church history, see MILLENNIUM MILESTONES AND MEMORIES

    Famous quotes of Bishop Fulton J. SheenTruth is like a precious metal

       They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but the words of Bishop Fulton J. Sheen have been known to launch a thousand images in one's mind, one of the ways this late luminary did so much to evangelize the faith. Because of the urgency of the times and because few there are today who possess the wisdom, simplicity and insight than the late Archbishop who touched millions, we are bringing you daily gems from his writings. The good bishop makes it so simple that we have dubbed this daily series: "SIMPLY SHEEN".

      "Truth is like the veins of metal in the earth; it is often very thin and runs not in a continuous layer. If we lose it once, we may have to dig for miles to find it again."
    25 DAYS
    to Defend Life
    and pray that there will be
    No more Blood and Gore!!

       We encourage you to go to the Pro-Life links below to keep up to date on the great battle between life and death - the Sanctity of Life vs. the culture of death led by pro-abort candidates and those who would advance immorality, sodomy, perjury, etc. We refer you to our HOMEPORT ENTRY PAGE where you will find a typograph of a chalice, a chalice overflowing with the innocent blood of the aborted babies nearing 40 to 50 million. Enough is enough! The story and our purpose is outlined in this typograph and for more information and why we will not give up, see DEFEND LIFE Pray and urge others to VOTE FOR LIFE!

    Pro-Life Infonet and Priests For Life

    The Gospa's message for September Monthly Medjugorje Message for September 2000

      NOTE: We respectfully recognize and accept the final authority regarding apparitions, locutions and prophecies presently being reported around the world rests with the Holy See of Rome and the Magisterium of Holy Mother Church to whose judjment we humbly and obediently submit. For Our Lady' September Message and more on Medjugorje, click on MEDJUGORJE AND MORE
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    Saint Ignatius of
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    Feast of North American Martyrs

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