Friday, May 14, 2010

The Final Day in Portugal: Pope Benedict XVI

Plenty of great photos and videos over at Caput Mundi The above video and photo are from Carlos' blog. Mahalo Carlos!

Also be sure to click here to read Terry's post on the pilgrimage to Fatima.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Feast of Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament

"Words cannot express the perfection of his adoration. If Saint John leaped in the womb at the approach of Mary, what feelings must have coursed through Joseph during those six months when he had at his side and under his very eyes the hidden God! If the father of Origen used to kiss his child during the night and adore the Holy Spirit living within Him, can we doubt that Joseph must often have adored Jesus hidden in the pure tabernacle of Mary? How fervent that adoration must have been: My Lord and my God, behold your servant! No one can describe the adoration of this noble soul. He saw nothing, yet he believed; his faith had to pierce the virginal veil of Mary. So likewise with you! Under the veil of the Sacred Species your faith must see our Lord. Ask St. Joseph for his Lively, constant faith."

- St. Peter Julian Eymard

Quote Source: The Real Presence


O Virgin Mary, Our Lady of the Most Blessed Sacrament, the glory of Christians, the joy of the universal Church, and the hope of the world, pray for us. Kindle in all the faithful a lively devotion to the most Holy Eucharist, so that they may be worthy to receive Holy Communion every day.

Our Lady of the Most Blessed Sacrament, pray for us. Let us with Mary Immaculate adore, thank, supplicate, and console the most sacred and beloved Eucharistic Heart of Jesus.


From Brother John Samaha, S.M.
May 13, 2010—Feast of Our Lady of Fatima

Buffalo, NY. The Association for the Arch of Triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary today unveils new architectural plans [] for the pro-life shrine and great triumphal arch, at 700 feet tall to be the world’s tallest monument, which the Association was formed to build in 2001. When Buffalo’s Common Council unanimously endorsed the project in 2002, the Association promised that it would be “built according to high standards of architectural beauty and integrity,” a promise clearly kept in the new official designs.

Mary’s Arch of Triumph will point towards the “fundamental transformation” that America and the world truly need—a change of hearts and minds, more than of laws. It will sound a global signal call to repentance and conversion, renewed faith in God, and respect for human life from conception to natural death. Originating with a dream, this great spiritual undertaking quickly gained worldwide support among Mary’s faithful, and has been approved by many Catholic pro-life leaders [], including Fr. Frank Pavone, Fr. John Corapi, Mrs. Judie Brown, Dr. John Willke, and Knights of Columbus Supreme Knight Carl Anderson.

The project evokes Mary’s revelations at Fatima on July 13, 1917, “God wishes to establish in the world devotion to my Immaculate Heart,” and that, “In the end my Immaculate Heart will triumph . . . and an era of peace will be granted to the world.” This great arch hails this coming triumph of Mary’s Immaculate Heart. It will be 700 feet tall because seven is the biblical number of perfection, and Mary represents the perfection of humanity because of her humble obedience to God. Mary is revered also by Muslims, who believe in Mary’s perpetual virginity; indeed, Mohammed said that Mary enjoys the highest place in heaven of all women.

The Association is raising funds (projected cost: $85 to $100,000,000) through its Web site [] and a mail campaign, and is searching for a site in the Diocese of Buffalo, NY where the Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Our Lady of Fatima, entered America triumphally on December 8, 1947 when “200,000 people lined the streets and welcomed Our Lady” [see History page at]. The Association had desired to locate the shrine on waterfront land on Fuhrmann Blvd. adjacent to the U.S. Coast Guard Station, but has learned that the parcel is now under contract for sale to another.

Mary's gloroius Arch of Triumph of is destined quickly to become an international icon, boldly though silently proclaiming the dignity and sanctity of human life, born and unborn, and extolling the oft-neglected virtues of purity, faith and obedience to God.


For further information or interviews, contact:

Laurence D. Behr, Executive Director

43 Court St., Ste. 600

Buffalo, NY 14202

Tel: 716-856-1300



Official Drawings:

Project origins:

Worldwide supporters:

Catholic leadership endorsements:

Buffalo Common Council endorsement:

Fatima apparitions and messages:

Architectural Drawings By:

Jaeger, Nickola & Associates, Architects
Specialists in the design of churches and related structures
Contact: David C. Kuhlman, AIA, Principal

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Pope Benedict to deliver 'intense' message during Fatima visit

Vatican City, May 5, 2010 / 12:20 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- "Fatima is a particularly significant place for this Pope," said Vatican spokesman Fr. Federico Lombardi on Tuesday, noting that it was also a destination for two former Popes. The Holy Father has a thorough knowledge of the history of the Marian sanctuary, he added.
Read the rest here

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

World Apostolate of Fatima National Pilgrim Virgin Statue Tour

A Pontifical Organization
The National Blue Army Shrine of the Immaculate Heart of Mary

World Apostolate of Fatima
National Pilgrim Virgin Statue Tour

Is Underway in Denver
May 1-23, 2010

Our Lady began a 23 day tour of the Archdiocese of Denver, on May 1, 2010

We're all members and/or supporters of the Family of the WAF from Alaska to Florida and California to Maine and all around the world.

We're all also members of the Mystical Body of Christ.

As loving brothers and sisters let's come to the aid of our kindred spirits in the Archdiocese of Denver as they endure difficulties, overcome obstacles and bring graces from above to many during the course of this 23 day tour.

Whatever success they are graced to achieve will benefit all.

Let us all Unite in Prayer for the success of Our Lady's tour:

Let us pray that many souls will come to see her beautiful image and find consolation, comfort, and peace of soul in her presence.

Let us pray that all who come will be touched by grace in a special way.

Let us pray that all who come will be enlightened in mind and moved in heart by the talk Mr. Bill Sockey will deliver.

Let us pray that they may embrace and begin to live the Message of Fatima they will hear, and acquire a desire to learn more about it.

Let us pray that they will recognize the importance and urgency of the Message of Fatima today and feel compelled to share it with others.

Let us pray that they will become active and supportive members of the Family of the WAF.

Please share these sentiments with your relatives, friends and neighbors to get the word out to everyone.

Thank you all for your support of our brothers and sisters in Denver!

His Blessed Mother,
Deacon Robert Ellis

In the Sacred Heart of Jesus & the Immaculate Heart of Mary,

Deacon Bob Ellis

National Coordinator

World Apostolate of Fatima, USA


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