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  • a busy year for fatima custodians

The Home Visitation Apostolate is a project of the America Needs Fatima Campaign. Started in 1997, the project aims at bringing Our Lady of Fatima and her message of conversion, prayer and penance into every home in America.

Crowning
Ten teams of custodians travel all over the country with a 48 inch replica of the International Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Our Lady of Fatima. The original Pilgrim Virgin statue was made in 1947 under the direction of Sister Lucia dos Santos, the oldest of the seers to whom Our Lady appeared. The custodians take the statues to homes, schools and nursing homes to offer people a few hours of prayer and devotion in the presence of the beautiful statue of Our Lady of Fatima.


Throughout America Needs Fatima's history of bringing the statue of Our Lady of Fatima into homes, Custodians have personally witnessed the profound effect Our Lady’s visit has had on souls.

 

What happens during a Fatima Home Visit?

  • Our Lady is crowned: First and foremost, the statue of Our Lady is ceremoniously crowned by the host as Queen of the home as everyone sings hymns in Her honor. 

 Presentation

  • The Fatima Message is shown:
    The custodian then introduces the America Needs Fatima campaign to the audience. He begins by giving a short history of the origin of the statue before showing a powerful, 20-minute video on the story of Fatima and how Our Lady’s message is applied to our days and each one of us. The video shows how the importance of the message of Fatima is for our times and how all of Our Lady’s prophecies have been fulfilled and continues to be most relevant for us today.

 

  • Fatima Petitions are taken:
    After this, the custodian distributes a special card envelope on which the guests can write petitions. These petitions are later taken to Fatima, Portugal, and placed at the exact spot where Our Lady appeared.

 

  • The Rosary and Reception:
    Religious MaterialsLastly, the rosary is recited together and a small reception is usually offered to give those present the chance to visit with friends and make new acquaintances and allow the custodian to personally visit with the guests. During this time, everyone is invited to browse the line of beautiful religious materials and take pictures with the statue of Our Lady.

 

  • The Certificate is presented:
    Before the presentation draws to a close, a beautiful certificate is presented to the host. When 13 or more attend a Fatima visit, the host receives a large poster of Our Lady of Fatima as a gift. The number 13 was chosen to honor the date in which Our Lady appeared - the 13th of each month from May to October 1917.

 

 We look forward to meeting you at a Fatima Home Visit soon!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Quote of the day

DAILY QUOTE for October 21, 2019

O sinner, be not discouraged, but have recourse to Mary in a...

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October 21

 

O sinner, be not discouraged,
but have recourse to Mary in all your necessities.
Call her to your assistance, for such is the divine Will
that she should help in every kind of necessity.

St. Basil the Great


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Saint of the day

SAINT OF THE DAY

St. Hilarion

For years he only ate fifteen figs a day, and for an occupat...

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St. Hilarion

Hilarion was born of pagan parents in the village of Tabatha, south of Gaza. He was converted to Christianity in Alexandria and baptized at fifteen.

Visiting St. Anthony of the Desert, he lived with him for two months, but finding the desert hermit’s cave only a little less populated than the city, because of the continuous flow of people seeking the saint’s help and guidance, he retired into the desert of Majuma, in Palestine.

For years he only ate fifteen figs a day, and for an occupation, he tilled the earth and made baskets. His first abode was a small hut woven of reeds. Later, he made himself a cell, one so small that it was more like a tomb. As the years passed, he found he needed more nourishment than figs alone provided and included a few vegetables and bread in his diet.

In 356 he was informed by revelation of the death of St. Anthony. He was sixty-five and was so afflicted by the number of people who crowded to him that he resolved to leave Palestine. From then on, he became a pilgrim of solitude, seeking to be left alone with God. But though silent, his miracles spoke loudly and people sought him out in whatever wilderness he fled to.

Finally, after trying several remote places, including Sicily, Hilarion wished to go into a country where not even his language was understood. And so his friend, St. Heyschius, took him to Dalmatia. But again miracles defeated the saint’s intent of living alone. Fleeing to Cyprus, his popularity followed him there, so traveling inland a dozen miles and climbing to an inaccessible but pleasant place, he at last found peace and quiet.

After a few years in this spot, he died at the age of eighty. Among those who visited him in his last illness, was St. Epiphanius, Bishop of Salamis, who later wrote of him to St. Jerome. He was buried near Paphos, but St. Hesychius secretly removed his body to Hilarion’s old home of Majuma.

Weekly Story

WEEKLY STORY

St. Dominic insistently advised that she adopt the recitatio...

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The Lady Who Snubbed the Rosary

In his book, The Secret of the Rosary, St. Louis de Montfort writes of a pious but self-willed lady who lived in Rome. She was so devout that she put many a religious to shame.

One day, hearing of the holiness of St. Dominic, great apostle of the Rosary, she decided to make her confession to him. For penance the saint told her to say a Rosary and advised her to make it’s recitation her daily practice.

“But, Father, “ she protested, “I already say so many prayers and practice so many exercises…I walk the Stations of Rome every day, I wear sack-cloth and a hair-shirt, I scourge myself several times a week, and often fast…”

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St. Dominic insistently advised that she adopt the recitation of the Rosary, but she would not hear it. Moreover, she left the confessional horrified at the methods of this new spiritual director who wanted to impose on her a devotion for which she had no taste.

One day, when she was saying her prayers, she was shown a vision. In this vision she saw her soul appear before the Supreme Judge. She also saw St. Michael holding the scale of her life. On one side he placed all her prayers and penances, and on the other all her sins and imperfections. Down went the scale on the side of sins and imperfections, outweighing all her good works.

Wide eyed, the good lady cried out for mercy, and turned to Our Lady imploring her help. Our Lady then gently set down on the tray of her good works the only Rosary she had ever said, which was the one St. Dominic had imposed on her as a penance.

This one Rosary was so heavy that it outweighed all her sins as well as good works.

Our Lady then reproved her for having refused to follow the counsel of her son Dominic and for refusing to adopt the practice of the daily recitation of the Rosary.

When the lady came to, she rushed to St. Dominic and casting herself down at his feet, told him what had happened. She begged forgiveness for her unbelief, and promised to say the Rosary faithfully every day. By this means she grew in holiness, and finally attained the glory of eternal life.

Thus says St. Louis de Montfort, “You who are people of prayer, learn from this the power, the value and the importance of this devotion of the holy Rosary when it is said with meditation on the mysteries.”

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St. Dominic insistently advised that she adopt the recitation of the Rosary, but she would not hear it. 

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