Fatima For Today - The Urgent Marian Message of Hope
Though the apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima took place almost a hundred years ago, Our Lady’s call to prayer and penance for the salvation of souls and peace in the world is as relevant now as when first delivered to three Portuguese peasant children in 1917.
At the peak of the First World War, Our Lady warned of another worldwide conflict, the rise and spread of Communism, and a terrible persecution of the Church unless people repented of their sins and returned to God. She also requested devotion to her Immaculate Heart and a special consecration of Russia.
Much of what Our Lady of Fatima said was revealed soon after her appearances, but the third and final "secret", which was not a message but a prophetic vision seen by the children, was not unveiled by the Vatican until 2000. Pope John Paul II, who read the third secret while recovering from the attempt upon his life in 1981, believed the vision signified the sufferings the Church had endured in the twentieth century.
Because of the prophetic nature of her messages, Our Lady of Fatima has been the subject of much controversy and speculation. In this book, Father Andrew Apostoli carefully analyzes the events that took place in Fatima and clears up lingering questions and doubts about their meaning. He also challenges the reader to hear anew the call of Our Lady to prayer and sacrifice, for the world is ever in need of generous hearts willing to make reparation for those in danger of losing their way to God.
"In a manner that is most accessible and, at the same time, complete
and accurate, Father Apostoli helps us to know the maternal instruction of
Our Lady of Fatima and, following it, to know and ‘savor', in the words
of Pope Benedict XVI, the mystery of divine love in our lives."
-Cardinal Raymond Burke
"As was so dramatically obvious during the visit of Pope Benedict XVI
to Fatima in May, 2010, Our Lady's apparitions in 1917 remain powerfully compelling
for us today. There she was an evangelist, calling us to prayer, conversion
of heart, and penance, pointing to Jesus and repeating her words at Cana,
‘Do whatever He tells you.' This book brings it all home."
-Most Reverend Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York
"For us, Fatima is a sign of the presence of faith, of the fact that
it is precisely from the little ones that faith gains new strength, one which
is not limited to the little ones but has a message for the entire world and
touches history here and now, and sheds light on this history . . . Even now
there is tribulation, in every conceivable form, and power threatens to trample
down faith. Even now, then, there is a need for the answer about which the
Mother of God spoke to the children at Fatima."
-Pope Benedict XVI
"Learn, live, and spread the message of Fatima! This is the express
desire of Pope Benedict XVI. And Pope John Paul II once stated that the message
of Fatima was more important now than in 1917! That is why this wonderful
book on Fatima is so important. Fr. Apostoli has recaptured this heavenly
message of urgency and hope for a new generation. Our world needs the message
of Fatima more than ever, and I pray that many people are brought back to
Jesus, Mary, and the Church through these pages."
-Fr. Donald Calloway, MIC, Author, No Turning Back: A Witness to Mercy
"Fr. Apostoli's book tells you all you need to know about Our Lady's
apparitions to the three children in Portugal in 1917. His brief and objective
presentation of the facts surrounding the divine revelation not only informs
the mind, but also moves the will to embrace and carry out the message of
Fatima-prayer and penance-for the salvation of souls and world peace. The
message is clear-pray the Rosary every day and offer up some sacrifices for
the salvation of sinners and in reparation for sins against God and the Immaculate
Heart of Mary."
-Fr. Kenneth Baker, S.J., Author, Inside the Bible
Fr. Andrew Apostoli,
C.F.R., a founding member of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal, has been
teaching and preaching retreats and parish missions for several decades. He
is considered one of the world's foremost experts on the apparitions at Fatima.
He is the author of numerous books, including Following Mary to Jesus and
Walk Humbly With Your God. Fr. Apostoli is the vice-postulator for the cause
for the canonization of Archbishop Fulton Sheen. A frequent host on EWTN television,
he hosted the TV special "Our Lady of Fatima and the First Saturday Devotion".
Author: Fr. Andrew Apostoli, C.F.R.
Length: 310 pages
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Calls From The Message Of Fatima
inundated with constantly repeated questions concerning the apparitions and
the visionaries, the message they received and the reason for some of the
requests contained in that message, and feeling that it was beyond her to
reply individually to each questioner, Sister Lucia asked the Holy See for
permission to write a text in which she could reply in general to the many
questions that had been put to her.
The work is, in effect, a long letter, written entirely by Sister Lucia and addressed by her to all those who have written to her concerning their doubts, questions, and difficulties, and their desire for greater fidelity in living up to what was asked for from Heaven in the Cova de Iria.
Illustrated with photos
Length: 300 pages
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