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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!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DAILY QUOTE for January 19, 2019

We’ve had enough of exhortations to be silent! Cry out wit...

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January 19

 

We’ve had enough of exhortations to be silent!
Cry out with a hundred thousand tongues.
I see that the world is rotten
because of silence.

St. Catherine of Siena


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SAINT OF THE DAY

St. Wulfstan of Worcester

The citizens of Bristol would kidnap men and sell them into...

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St. Wulfstan of Worcester

Wulfstan (Wulstan) was a native of Warwickshire, England.  After his priestly ordination, he became a novice at the monastery of Worcester where he edified all by the innocence and sanctity of his life. He was assiduous at prayer, often watching all night in church.

The first task assigned to him at the monastery was the instruction of children, then treasurer and eventually - though against his fierce resistance - he was made prior. In 1062, he was elected Bishop of Worcester.

Wulfstan was a powerful preacher, often moving his audience to tears.

To his vigorous action is particularly attributed the suppression of the heinous practice among the citizens of Bristol of kidnapping men into slavery and shipping them over to Ireland. St. Patrick who became the great apostle and patron of the Irish was such a slave in his youth.

After the Norman conquest of England, William the Conqueror was initially uncertain about Wulfstan. But acknowledging his capacity and uprightness, Wulfstan was the only bishop William retained at his post under the new rule.

For the next thirty years Wulfstan rebuilt his cathedral, cared for the poor and put forth great effort in alleviating the harsh decrees of the Normans upon the vanquished Saxons. Whenever the English complained of the oppression of the Normans, Wulfstan told them: “This is a scourge of God for our sins, which we must bear with patience.”

The saintly bishop died on January 19 at eighty-seven years of age after washing the feet of a dozen poor men, a humble ritual he performed daily. He was canonized in 1203.

Photo by: Christopher Guy

WEEKLY STORY

Mary and the Muslim

One night, the Blessed Virgin appeared to him and told him h...

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Mary and the Muslim

Don Octavio del Monaco was a wealthy citizen of 17th century Naples. Like many of his class, Don Octavius had several Muslim slaves in his household. These children of Islam were amazed at the kindness of their “master.” He fed and clothed them better than they received in their native land. In return, his slaves attended to their tasks with diligence, as Don Octavius did not over work them, but assigned them duties in keeping with their dignity as children of God.

If these Muslim slaves had any reason for complaint, it was the gentle persistence with which their master and his wife exhorted them to give up their false religion and become Catholics. Don Octavius even went so far as to invite the slaves to join his family in the chapel to worship the one true God with them!

Our story today is about one young slave in particular. His name was Abel, like the slain son of Adam and Eve. He felt drawn in a peculiar way to a lamp that burned in front of a shrine to Holy Mary. Abel would purchase the oil needed to keep the lamp lit from his own meager stipend. As he continued to practice this humble devotion, he would say, “I hope that this Lady will grant me some great favor.”

One night, the Blessed Virgin appeared to him and told him he must become a Christian. At first the Turk resisted. But she placed her hand upon his shoulder, and said to him: “Now no longer resist, Abel, but be baptized and called Joseph,” conferring on him a name that was very dear to her Immaculate Heart indeed.

On August the 10th, 1648, there was much rejoicing in Heaven, for on that day “Joseph” and eleven other Muslims converted to the Christian faith and were baptized. Their conversion was brought about by the kindness shown by Don Octavius and the special intercession of the Mother of God.

Our story does not end here. Even once this son of hers was safely baptized, Mother Mary delighted in visiting him. Once, after having appeared to him, she was about to depart. But the Moor seized her mantle, saying, “Oh, Lady, when I find myself afflicted, I pray you to let me see you.” In fact, she one day promised him this and when Joseph found himself afflicted he invoked her, and Mary appeared to him again saying, “Have patience", and he was consoled.

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

One night, the Blessed Virgin appeared to him and told him he must become a Christian.

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