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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 


 

On behalf of our 300 children and their families, please accept my heartfelt thanks to America Needs Fatima. Your very gracious donation of Miraculous Medals were blessed at our Living Rosary Prayer service and are now proudly worn by the members of our faith community. Thank you for helping us to share love and devotion for Our Blessed Mother. You are a blessing to us and will be remembered in our prayers.

— K.L., Whittier, Calif.



I prayed the 9-day novena, and pinned the medal on my sister-in-law’s gown at her hospital bed.
Only Our Blessed Mother knows the merits she gave her. After her sixth week of suffering, she was taken into heaven on October 8, very, very peacefully. Her younger daughter was in a Denver hospital awaiting a liver transplant, which Our Lady provided right on her birthday, October 17.
We are all getting back to normal, fighting our battle, and climbing each step with the Rosary.

— L.B. Cedar Crest, N.Mex.



I truly appreciate my 2004 Fatima Calendar. It was so beautiful I could not take my eyes off her. She’s so magnificently beautiful, and glowing like a diamond jewel. Thank you so much for sending it to me. It will be hung in a special place in my house where everyone will see it.

— P.B. Killeen, TX


 

Thank you so much for the precious gift of The Secret of the Rosary. Now I recite my Rosary with more devotion. It is hard, but with practice and prayer, I will do it better. I have many temptations when I recite the Rosary but I always fight it. May God bless you and protect you against the evil that wants to make everything difficult.


— M.C., Brockton, Mass.


 

I recently had the honor of a home visitation by our wonderful Mother and her kind and loving custodians. It was such a wonderful and happy occasion. Many of those present were family. There were about 50 including children. Many had not been to Mass or said the Rosary for many years and after our Mother’s visit they started going back to Mass and saying the Rosary.
I can’t thank you enough for bringing our Mother to my home. She was truly needed by all present.


— V. & A.M., Calif.


 

My husband was diagnosed last February with chronic myeloid leukemia, which was changing over to acute myeloid leukemia with blastemal cells, and the Philadelphia chromosome, which prolongs cellular division and is the last thing anybody with cancer should have. The doctors gave him a 10 percent chance of survival. He needed a bone marrow transplant and his sister was a perfect match. The day before he was diagnosed, I opened the Bible to pray for Keith and the message said for us to “endure what God has planned, for in the end there will be joy.”
I knew Keith was going to be cured, but I didn’t realize he would literally go through hell before it happened.
The bone marrow didn’t take and the cancer came back with a vengeance! It traveled through the cerebral spinal fluid to his brain and attacked the right optic nerve, causing blindness in that eye.
After infections, intensive chemotherapy and several near-death experiences, the doctor told me to prepare for the worst.
There was yet one last procedure that had about a 10 percent chance of success considering the type of leukemia he had. It was a T-cell infusion. His sister donated her white blood cells that were injected intravenously into Keith in the hope that the T cells would kill off the cancer cells and the Philadelphia chromosome as well.
This all happened right after Christmas, by which time you had sent me the Stories of Mary compact disc.
I was alone one day and decided to listen to it while I was painting. It inspired me to talk sincerely to the Blessed Mother. She seemed to tell me to say the Rosary and the novena to the Miraculous Medal.
Keith and I said the Rosary together over the phone while he was in the hospital waiting for his sister’s cells to regenerate.
On the ninth day, we said the Rosary together in the car on the way to his checkup.  On that day, he took a blood test that would tell us the percentage of his cells to his sister’s cells, which happened on the final day of the novena. The results of that test came a day early. Keith received a phone call from his doctor. I heard him say, “I’m sitting down. OK . . . .” Then he put his hand to his mouth and yelled, “Are you kidding me?!” I thought, oh no, bad news.
I said to him, “What?” He looked at me with tears in his eyes and replied, “I’m 99 percent of my sister’s cells!” How we cried and hugged each other!
We thank the Blessed Mother so much and we thank Jesus for hearing her requests on Keith’s behalf!
Thank you so much for the Stories of Mary compact disc and for the novena to the Miraculous Medal! The hospital where Keith stayed heard about the miracle and the nurses are handing out the Miraculous Medals and praying the novena themselves!
Thank you for what you are doing. You may become weary from your work but your work is fruitful! I am so grateful for your fervor and for your love for the Lord and his Mother! You have brought us closer to our loving Lord and our Most Holy Mother.
God bless you a thousand times!


— N.E., Port Jefferson Station, N.Y


 

Believe or not, I received a total of 60 copies of Be Still and Know That I am God, and I distributed them among the people in my church. I see that now more people go to visit the Holy Sacrament!


— D.V.U., Miramar, Fla.


 

Your Crusade Magazine means a lot to us. The holy card of Our Lady of Fatima is indeed beautiful. I gave my card to a man who has severe congested heart problems. He has been away from the Church for many years and he has a soft spot for the Virgin Mary, so I figured the card would possibly help. Some of the people that I meet do not remember their prayers so the card is very helpful to them.


— J.O., Aguila, Ariz.


 

We want to express our sincere thanks to your organization for our blessed visit with Our Lady’s Pilgrim Statute yesterday and to compliment Joseph Ferrara on the tremendous and inspiring He is well grounded in his theology and knowledge, . . . . presentation and was an excellent representative for your organization and Holy Mother’s cause.


— M.&E. H., Via e-mail.


 

You all are to me the “Pearl of Great Price!” Perhaps I should substitute the word “Pearl” for “Diamond!” Your organization is multifaceted, with every facet giving honor and glory to God, Holy Mother Church, and encouraging and increasing greater devotion to Blessed Mother Mary and Saint Joseph. Thanks for your diligence, your devotion and this magnificent Web site that offers so much to think about, so much to discover and so much to pray for. 

 
— V.L., Richmond, Va


 

We are so grateful for the lovely pictures of Mary Immaculate! We distributed them to our 225 families and 316 children at our Living Rosary Celebration in October. You truly have blessed our families with your generosity.     


— K.L., via email


 

I want to thank you for sending the picture of Our Lady of Good Counsel. As soon as I received it I framed it and placed it on the nightstand near my bed. May I share with you two pieces of good news that I attribute to Our Lady of Good Counsel? Sometime in July, I was looking for a better job as a teacher, and I prayed daily to the Blessed Mother. During the last week of July, I walked into a school close to my house and inquired if they were hiring for the fall semester.
The assistant director said that I would have to call the next day and meet the director, which I did. The director hired me immediately with a salary that was far more than what I had expected. Now I am working there and thank the Mother of Good Counsel every day for it. The second good news concerns my nephew’s kidney transplant surgery on September 10, 2004. The survival rate was one percent. He pulled through, and is now on the road to recovery. I had also sent my nephew a picture of the Mother of Good Counsel and asked him to pray.  


— R.M., Long Beach, Calif.


 

I was thrilled and overjoyed when I was asked to have Our Lady of Fatima Statue visit our home in Batavia, N.Y. for two hours on Friday, November 5, 2004. It was a thrilling and spiritual experience for me, my friends and family. Everyone was so happy to be there and learn more about Our Lady.
Both Norman and Gabriel were helpful and very professional! I will always remember that awe-inspiring time with a deep feeling of contentment. I knew that I would be willing to “move mountains” to make sure that Our Lady could visit our home because she knew that I really wanted her there! And I would also be willing to welcome her back again into my home anytime!


— S.F., Batavia, N.Y


 

I had worn the Miraculous Medal around my neck for many years, but after I took a trip to Ireland and fell in love with a beautiful little Gaelic gold cross, I started wearing that instead. I’d been wearing it for at least three years when something very interesting happened to me.
I was just about to throw away a letter from America Needs Fatima one day when something stopped me. For some unknown reason, I opened the envelope and the letter inside said, “Mrs. S., you need help or a grace.” Lo and behold, there was a Miraculous Medal and a nine-day novena inside the envelope. I thought, “Why is America Needs Fatima sending me a Miraculous Medal and a novena?”
I quickly looked at the calendar to see if there were nine days before my scheduled surgery. At first, I thought there weren’t, but I went back to look at the calendar again and realized that Saturday and Sunday were in one box. There were indeed nine days and I could say the novena until the day of my operation. I was speechless. It was as if Our Lady stepped in and said, “I’m not going to let you go through this alone. I’m with you.” My God, what a comfort! I was so grateful to you and your organization for sending me that letter and medal that I immediately put on the Miraculous Medal.
To make a long story short, three days after the operation, the doctor told me I was cured of my medical condition. I felt like a little girl when I screamed, “Our Lady did it! Our Lady did it!”
I’m almost crying as I write this and, of course, I will never take off my Miraculous Medal. In fact, the doctor allowed me to keep it on during my operation.
Thank you for letting me tell you what Our Lady did for me!


— C. S., Los Angeles, Calif.


 

For the past two to three weeks, I have had this feeling I needed to say the Novena to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. So I went to get it and could not find it anywhere. Finally, in my mind I asked the Lord, “Have I offended you that you are hiding from me?” As I went downstairs my husband was at the bottom of the stairs with our mail. I sat down right away to open the mail and there was His most glorious picture and His Novena. The tears came because I knew in my heart His answer!


— R.C., Spring Branch, Tex.


 

Thanks for sending me the very beautiful and spiritually enriching 2006 Fatima Calendar. It took my breath away when I opened the envelope and beheld it. Indeed America needs Fatima more than ever before because the spiritual battle is intensifying. Whatever happens in America affects greatly the cultural life in the rest of the world, including my native country, Nigeria.
Thanks for stirring in us a greater and deeper desire to pray to Our Lady of Fatima.


— J.P., Hyattsville, Md


 

One of your representatives called our house two days before my son was to head to Iraq for a year. I asked him to pray for my son. He told me to send my son a Miraculous Medal. I did but it wasn’t going to get to my son before he left since he was leaving at 2 a.m. and the medal was to arrive at 3 p.m. that day. I was sad because I really wanted my son to have this medal. My son called me around 4 p.m. saying his plane was delayed because of mechanical problems and that he got the medal. He is now in Iraq. God bless all of you and a special thanks to your representative who called us.     


— R.M., Manahawkin, N.J.


 

Rene and I want to thank you so very much for coming into our home with our lovely Lady of Fatima. We know that Our Lady will bless us in many ways and we are so thankful to her. You will never know how happy I was when you told me that I could keep her overnight, for not a moment was lost in spending time in prayer with her. May Our Lady bless you for her call to you. Your program is wonderful and you present it very well. I think she loves you very much. You will always be in our prayers. Continue your good works.     


— C.C., Biddeford, Maine


 

Thank you for your copy of Rejecting The Da Vinci Code. Is there no end to all of these horrendous attacks? And now DePaul University is showing “V——- Monologues.” I have done as you requested and mailed the protest card. What is the president of DePaul thinking of? Where is his bishop? It appears this college needs a good housecleaning with brand-new leadership and staff put in place. Thank you for all you do. You try so hard, but certainly not in vain. Don’t lose courage and be of good heart. Our Blessed Mother will not let you down. Stay steady and on course. You know she will triumph!    


— J.S., Lawrence, Mass.


 

I’m just writing you to say thank you for the Sacred Heart badges. I handed several of them out and now all the guys who go to church with me want them. Is there any chance that you can possibly send 15 of them? I would really appreciate it. I personally have mine hooked on my dog tags.


— Private A.D., U.S. Army Reserve Fort Knox, Ky.


 

I just read your article in Crusade on spreading the Sacred Heart badge. Upon reading about Our Lord’s request to Claire Ferchaud to encourage all to carry on them an image of His Sacred Heart, my dear recently deceased sister sent Sacred Heart badges to the British soldiers in Iraq. She received a very nice letter from a Catholic army chaplain saying that the soldiers were most grateful and were wearing the badges, trusting in Our Lord for their protection. Maybe you could send some to the American soldiers?

— Anonymous


 

Regarding your other article on protest against blasphemy, we took the example of our American fellow Catholics and did likewise here. We phoned and wrote to theaters, and arranged groups to protest The Da Vinci Code. We also succeeded in having a blasphemous cartoon removed from a major media’s web site the day after it appeared. Protest does work! We Catholics must defend our Blessed Savior, His Holy Mother and our Holy Church. We too must loudly proclaim Christ our King!

— E.S., Liverpool, England


 

 

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DAILY QUOTE for February 20, 2019

He loves, He hopes, He waits. If He came down on our altars...

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February 20

 

He loves, He hopes, He waits.
If He came down on our altars on certain days only,
some sinner, on being moved to repentance, might have
to look for Him, and not finding Him, might have to wait.
Our Lord prefers to wait Himself for the sinner
for years
rather than keep him waiting one instant.

St. Peter Julian Eymard

  
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St. Wulfric of Haselbury

Upon his death, a scuffle erupted in and around the church t...

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St. Wulfric of Haselbury

Wulfric was born south of Bristol in Compton Martin. Assigned to a parish in Deverill near Warminster after his priestly ordination, he avidly continued some of his more worldly pursuits. Hunting – with both hawks and hounds – had been a passion with him and he was loath to give either of them up until a chance conversation with a beggar. Converted to more godly pursuits by the words of the poor man, Wulfric moved back to his native village, now as its parish priest.

In 1125, desiring to live as an anchorite, Wulfric withdrew to a cell adjacent to the Church of St. Michael and All the Angels in Haselbury Plunett, Somerset. He had failed to obtain his bishop’s permission to do so, but was supported by the Cluniac monks at Montacute and others, who shared a great respect for his holiness.

His cell stood on the cold northern side of the church. In these simple quarters, Wulfric lived alone for twenty-nine years, devoting his time to prayer, meditation, the study of the Scriptures and severe bodily mortifications: he slept little, ate frugally, abstained from meat, exposed his emaciated body to extreme temperatures and wore a hair shirt and heavy chain mail tunic.

People soon sought him out for his blessing and then for his guidance and counsel. He came to be known as a healer of body, mind and spirit; miracles and prophesies followed. From his humble abode, the saintly anchorite came to exercise a powerful influence even at court. To King Henry I he predicted his imminent death; his successor, King Stephen, he chastised for the evils of his government.

Wulfric was one of the most influential anchorite priests of medieval England. Upon his death on February 20, 1154, a scuffle erupted in and around the church that had sheltered him in its shadows for nearly three decades. The Cluniac monks of Montacute maintained that since they had provided food for the holy man for many years, this gave them a claim to the hermit’s mortal remains while the pastor of Haselbury, the town’s inhabitants and their neighbors from Crewkerne, forcibly retained their possession of the same. Wulfric was buried in his own cell by the Bishop of Bath who had come to visit him shortly before his death.

WEEKLY STORY

Cause of Our Joy

We are well aware Our Lady is constantly working and spreadi...

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Cause of Our Joy

We are well aware Our Lady is constantly working and spreading her graces as we travel to homes with the statue of Our Lady of Fatima. On a recent visit in south Texas, we were surprised to see Our Lady’s visit to one household as the culmination of a beautiful story of grace, nine months in the making.  

Our hosts had gathered friends and neighbors from their small town on a sunny afternoon to welcome the statue of Our Lady of Fatima. As the program progressed, the lady of the house asked to tell a story about a certain grace she had received.

Two years ago, her daughter had suffered a miscarriage in her first pregnancy, which had a devastating effect on the family. This past year, the same daughter again became pregnant.  However, rather than being a cause for rejoicing, the family was apprehensive due to what had happened previously. Our hostess then explained how she and her husband vowed to take a dozen roses at the beginning of each month of the pregnancy to Our Lady’s shrine at the local parish, asking the Queen of Heaven for a safe delivery.

The florist of the town, upon hearing the story, took great care to make an extra-beautiful bouquet in honor of our Blessed Mother.

For nine months, the couple was faithful in bringing the flowers and asking Our Lady’s powerful help. To their great surprise, the final time coincided with our visit with the statue of Our Lady of Fatima.

Our hostess began to cry tears of joy in telling the story, so honored was she to have such a clear sign of the intercession of the Mother of God. She then told that the doctors all gave reports of a healthy pregnancy, and the child was due any day now. The last bouquet of roses, lovingly arranged by the town’s florist, was placed at the feet of the statue of Our Lady of Fatima in thanksgiving for a healthy pregnancy and their soon to be newborn grandchild.

We later learned that a healthy boy was born two days after the visit. Not only did Our Lady grant new life to a family who was so eager to welcome it, but she also restored the hope and strengthened the faith of this family and all who were gathered to share their joy. This easily brought to mind one of the beautiful titles of Our Lady from the Litany of Loreto: Causa nostrae letitiae, Cause of Our Joy. May Our Lady bring to the fullness of joy all who invoke her with confidence.

By Ben Broussard

Become a Child Of Mary

We are well aware Our Lady is constantly working and spreading her graces as we travel to homes with the statue of Our Lady of Fatima. On a recent visit in south Texas, we were surprised to see Our Lady’s visit to one household as the culmination of a beautiful story of grace, nine months in the making.

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