Our Lady of Fatima, Pray with Us and for Us

Tomorrow we begin a novena to the soon-to-be-canonized Blesseds Francisco and Jacinta and a copy of the novena can be found here. Another novena which begins tomorrow appeals to the intercession of Our Lady of Fatima and is found here. For those who may not yet be aware, we are making either or both novenas, in solidarity, for all the intentions of those in our TNRS community.

Beautifully, this culminates on the day before the centenary celebration of Our Lady’s first apparition at Fatima. Pope Francis will be there, in Fatima, to commemorate this blessed event when Our Lady first revealed that Jesus, Himself, requested the devotion to His Mother’s Immaculate Heart in order to draw souls back to the Covenant of Love which our Father made with us. Our Mother’s words are jewels to remember that we may be refreshed and renewed in commitment to heed her words and bring them to life. They are as needed now as when they were first imparted.

On May 13, 1917, Our Lady asked:

“Are you willing to offer yourselves to God and bear all the sufferings He wills to send you as an act of reparation for the conversion of sinners?” Lucia, as spokesman for all three, readily agreed. Our Mother replied, “Then you are going to have much to suffer, but the grace of God will be your comfort.”

Lucia recounted that at the same moment as she said these words the Lady opened her hands and streamed a “light” on the children which allowed them to see themselves in God. The Lady finished with a request: “Say the Rosary every day to bring peace to the world and the end of the war.” With that she began to rise into the air, moving towards the east until she disappeared.

In the second apparition, Lucy asked that Mary take them to heaven.:

Our Lady replied, “I will take Jacinta and Francisco shortly, but you will stay here for some time to come. Jesus wants to use you to make me known and loved. He wishes to establish devotion to my Immaculate Heart throughout the world. I promise salvation to whoever embraces it. These souls will be dear to God, like flowers put by me to adorn his throne.” This last sentence is found in a letter written in 1927 by Sr. Lucia to her confessor.

A good place to refresh our memories about the additional teachings, requests, promises and exhortations of Our Lady of Fatima is Our Lady’s Blue Army website.

Some special intentions which we, in unity, may bring to the intercession of Our Lady of Fatima and the soon-to-be saints, Francisco and Jacinta:

For our aggrieved, fragile, fractured world, so in need of God’s Plan. For all those souls who have not yet chosen God, that the fire of the Holy Spirit will descend upon each one to choose God rather than perish.

 

 

For our friend and mentor, Charlie, that his watchful retirement, brimming with many projects and the commensurate work associated with them, be blessed with good fruit. That Charlie, himself, be blessed in every way, with grace upon grace upon grace showered upon him and infused in him for all Our Lord and Our Lady wish him to do.

 

Let us pray in special ways for David Daleiden and his colleague Sandra Merritt that they be cleared of all felony charges and  delivered from persecution. Praying, too, that all their good work, accomplished via great sacrifice and bravery, redounds to the end of the culture of death.

 

For all the intentions each TNRS reader holds in his/her heart, including our families. Please, if you wish, add your intentions in the comments to this post.

About Beckita

Beckita, widow, mother and grandmother, lives in Missoula, Montana. After more than thirty years of service, she retired from two careers: elementary school educator and director of liturgical music ministry in a local parish. Serving the Catholic Church in many capacities since early childhood, she now provides care for a nearly 90 year old priest of Chinese origin and collaborates with him in evangelizing the Chinese people. For more than twenty-five years, she has welcomed words from heaven concerning these sobering times in which we live and, like so many, takes seriously Our Lord and Our Lady’s call to intercede for the return of souls to God. Responding to heaven’s call for prayer, for her, included making pilgrimages to shrines in Europe, Asia and South America. She says these travels, added to her years as a Peace Corps volunteer in West Africa in the mid-seventies, have expanded her heart to hold dear all peoples of the world. She is a longtime member of TNRS community and when she began reading Charlie’s posts, immediately, she found that his mission and message harmonize well with Church approved private revelation of our times. In September 2015, she accepted an invitation to become part of TNRS Answers Team. As events of the Storm evolved, last fall (2016), she accepted Charlie’s invitation to become managing editor of TNRS should he need to leave the site. With great gratitude to and for Charlie, founder of TNRS, and with great respect and admiration for the lifelong experiences and God-given gifts he brought to bear on his work at this site - she knows we all know he’s irreplaceable – still, she considers it a great privilege to serve the TNRS community.
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155 Responses to Our Lady of Fatima, Pray with Us and for Us

  1. Robert Gutendorf says:

    What does TNRS stand for?

    Sent from my iPhone

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  2. Cindy Baca says:

    If you go to the National Catholic Register, it states how you may gain an Indulgence on May 13th praying before a statue of Our Lady of Fatima. I’m not tech savvy enough to link. As we go forward armed with our intentions and love for the Blessed Mother. Peace and love to all.

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  3. Bernadette says:

    May God Cleanse, Heal and Protect – Mentally, Physically and Spiritually – all friends and family, by birth and by marriage, going back 10 generations and forward 10 generations.

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  4. Carmel says:

    I would like to ask, in addition, for the conversion of all world leaders and their peoples, particularly those of North Korea, China, Syria and all middle eastern countries. Lord, please send your Holy Spirit to illumine all minds and touch all hearts.

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  5. Barb421 says:

    beautiful, Beckita, joining you in holding all of those mentioned here in prayer, may God bless each and every faithful soul

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  6. Simone says:

    For all these intentions mentioned, and for my family’s upcoming move to Arizona that God plans for us and the whole world be filled with grace and may He be ever glorified!

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  7. Andrea says:

    Amen!! And Charlie is always in my prayers and heart. I miss him so much. His witty repartee. Much love to him!!!

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  8. Nancy D says:

    For my brother Rob, 46, who took his own life on April -12th, that God will have mercy on his soul.

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  9. (Albert) says:

    -pray for the Spiritual conversion
    for my family including my friends & myself.
    May the Holy Spirit please touch all of us,
    and that we forgive each other and come back to God & be the family
    we are meant to be.
    -World &Family peace.
    -May God send us a (Orthodox) Bishop for our diocese with Catholic tradition.
    -May God grant help in my finances.

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  10. Karen says:

    Thank you Beckita. Half-way during the first day of the Novena I was picturing the beautiful pray-ers as we take up this mission and thinking of the various time zones (google a time zone map) as it progressed. The image of a Mexican (or Tepeyacan!) wave of grace-seekers gently swooshing nine times around our poor planet reminded me of the inspired march around Jericho. May the walls of our stony hearts come tumbling down in response to Our Mother’s love!!! And look who is taking up the lead – none other than our brother Joe Crozier (and of course other NZers and islanders in the locale and any Kamchatkans!). Lead on MacDuff! (You do have some Scottish blood Joe?)

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    • Beckita says:

      Beautiful, Karen. I especially love: “May the walls of our stony hearts come tumbling down in response to Our Mother’s love!!!”

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    • Phillip Frank says:

      A Rooster crows to establish his territory.
      Other roosters within ear shot join in and the air fills with crowing.

      Taking this lead for us is Joe Crow.

      We wish, oh Lord, to increase our territory in You through our solidarity on this site and we offer You our novenas for this increase and for all our intentions.
      Amen.

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      • Beckita says:

        Amen. Amen. Alleluia!

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      • When someone references “Joe Crow,” I always think of a crow, not a rooster. As any seasoned bird watcher will tell you, the crow is one of the most intelligent and resourceful birds around (maybe appearing a bit mischievous too).

        I once watched a crow in Alaska dip into a dumpster and emerge with a king crab leg. He then flew off to a sandy patch, dug a hole, and carefully put the crab leg in the hole… presumably storing it up for later. He then paused to look at his handiwork. Apparently not satisfied with the effort, he flew back to the dumpster and dove in again. When he emerged, he had a small, flat piece of wood in his beak. Next he flew back to the hole, and carefully placed the board as a topper. Finally, he threw some sand on it for good measure. A crow, mind you!

        If you ever hear a crow giving off a long, harsh call, chances are there is a predator nearby and they’re trying to drive it off. I’ve seen crows do this with owls and other raptors. Not only will they make quite the noise, they’ll give chase for a good long distance. I’ve often thought that the purpose of this is twofold: (1) obviously to chase off danger, and (2) to show their younglings clearly who the predators are. They call this behavior “mobbing.”

        At any rate, I liked your comment, PF. Just thought I’d throw “caaawing” out there for consideration as well.

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        • Phillip Frank says:

          Interesting MP….Roosters crow and crows caa (and in NY caas need earl to run properly!)

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        • Doug says:

          Hmmm. I have never liked crows. When I drive, I always speed up and aim for them when I see them in the road. Pesky rascals always get away…..

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          • You’re joking, of course, but it does shed light on the biases we can develop and carry. Probably not a favorite bird in our culture, but you can contrast that with the following Native American legend about Rainbow Crow (warning to the difficult doctors, avert your eyes if you prefer dust and clanging cymbals):

            “The Rainbow Crow was beautiful to hear and to see, back in the days when it never got cold, back in the Ancient Days, before Snow Spirit appeared in the world.

            When the Snow Spirit did appear, all the people and animals were freezing and a messenger was selected to go up to kijilamun ka’ong. The Creator Who Creates By Thinking What Will Be. The messenger was to ask The Creator to think of the World being warm again so that they would not all freeze to death.

            Rainbow Crow was chosen to go and he flew upward for three days. He got the Creator’s attention by singing beautifully, but even though he begged the Creator to make it warm again, the Creator said He could not, because He had thought of Cold and He could not unthink it. But He did think of Fire, a thing that could warm the creatures even when it was cold. And so He poked a stick into the Sun until it was burning, and then gave it to Rainbow Crow to carry back to earth for the creatures. The Creator told Rainbow Crow to hurry before it burned all up.

            Rainbow Crow down and flew as fast as he could go. The burning stick charred all of his beautiful feathers until they were black and since he was carrying the stick in his beak, he breathed the smoke and heat until his voice was hoarse.

            And so the Rainbow Crow was black and had an unpleasant cawing voice forever after, but all the created honored him, for he had brought Tindeh, fire, for everyone to use.

            The crow to this day, still honored by hunters and animals, who never kill it for food… and, if you look closely at the crow’s black feathers you can still see many colors gleaming in the black.”

            The reprint of Charlie’s piece had me pondering a mother singing a gentle lullaby to her babe. What a heartwarming image. Oh, it’s simply the love. Does it matter the quality of her singing voice? Does it matter the particular lullaby she chooses to sing? That babe looks at the loving mother… looks at Love.

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          • Doug says:

            Well, beautiful story MP with beautiful images.  Kinda reminds me of where we have to go through trials as part of our humanity as we have been stained ourselves with original sin and with our free will chose to bring destruction and suffering.  We cannot undo this or unstain ourselves because we already thought it or did it.  Thanks be to God who brings us Salvation and victory through Jesus death on the cross which was not a colorful rainbow with lots of singing, but was stained with crimson and fought with groans and agony.  Blessed be God for this great gift! Now, I still don’t like crows…..  Meh… 😝

            Sent from Doug Pounds mobile

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          • Beckita says:

            Hmmm, Doug. I must be crow’s cousin cuz I’m a pesky rascal myself.

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          • Doug says:

            Ha!

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          • Snowy Owl says:

            😎! Oh yeah, sure sure… you do not do that! You’re just cawing again. I can’t see you trying to kill anything.
            🤠 that’s a great story! I find it amazing that in other cultures, their stories, however worded and with different symbolism, often retell the Passion Story!

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          • Doug says:

            Well Snowy, I do aim, but I do also know they are smart and will get out of the way.  So I guess I am a tease at worst. 😎

            Sent from Doug Pounds mobile

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          • Snowy Owl says:

            Yes, Doug, I know… I was cracking up when I wrote that, just trying to razz you as always 🤗. You are a very kind soul! I’ve raised a few crows, my favorite was named Clyde, he was a wee bit wonky in the head because someone shot him.. but he was one smart bird!

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          • Doug says:

            You can actually raise crows?

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          • Snowy Owl says:

            Yes! I’ve raised many, many wild birds and my favorites were the Crows, Bluejays and Orioles. After raising them, I slowly re-introduced them to the wild and many would come back and even after a few years of being wild, would fly down and land on my head or scare the neighbors half to death lol- it was a lot of fun! It was interesting, because I would go out and call to feed the birds I was raising and other wild baby birds would come with them to get a free breakfast, lunch and dinner! 🐦🐦

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          • Doug says:

            That is so cool Snowy. I might possibly be convinced that crows are OK. Just maybe…..

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          • Phillip Frank says:

            Crows are very popular in Mexico.
            When the Ducks Unlimited organization was trying to get the Mexican government to put some protection on ducks they in turn agreed in return for us putting some protection on crows! This established, long before conservation laws were popular, hunting seasons on crows here in the US.

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          • Doug says:

            Isn’t every day crow hunting season?

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          • Doug says:

            Ha! Maybe I will find crow in my stocking instead of coal this year.

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          • Karen says:

            I know what you mean Doug but I have had to adapt – my footy team are the Adelaide Crows!

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          • kat3116 says:

            My husband is from Adelaide and backed the Crows when living there. It’s hard to find Aussie footie games on tv in the US😟.

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          • Karen says:

            kat3116, if you plan a visit back here, make sure it is between April and September. Even though we started the season with 6 straight wins, our first loss was tragically spectacular. 🤷‍♀️

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          • kat3116 says:

            My husband was just there visiting family. His cousin helps manage Port Power but the family would love for him to get with the Crows😊. Good thing we have the Internet and he can keep up with the results each week! Blessings to all Down Under.💕

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          • OK, so maybe you’re agreeing with me, Beans. Or perhaps you missed my point and/or got uncomfortable with the way I expressed it. Rest easy. I’m firmly rooted in the Truth Who is Jesus Christ, and I’m not in the habit of voicing any old thing that just happens to pop into my head.

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      • Joe Crozier says:

        Good to see my Native American cousin Joe Crow featuring in TNRS family. Thank you for the laughs and the lessons.
        Joecro

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  11. leel004 says:

    Amen Beckita!

    And tell Charlie he is missed.
    God bless

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  12. thankful4mercy says:

    Prayers for all of these intentions- for the TNRS site, for you Beckita, for dear Charlie and for David Daleiden, as well as all of the site visitors. This is such an anniversary year for Our Lady of Fatima, as well as a few other good things such as the Catholic Charismatic Renewal too, but some also not-so-good things. But to think that they all intersect this year – good and bad things crossing just like at the cross of Christ, which overcomes everything, gives great hope. God bless all here!

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  13. Annie W. says:

    Praying with all of you and thinking of you often, even when I’m quiet for a long time. I could write a book about Mother Mary in my life, but somehow the relationship began in earnest many decades ago in grade school. My family visited Montreal and St. Anne de Beaupre. Even at that age it was a powerful experience being there. In my adult years, I realized that St. Anne, my patron saint, was giving me to her daughter somehow, and my devotion to Mama Mary grew and grew. The Lord told me years ago that my spiritual life would not be the same without BOTH Himself and His Mother as part of it. Ah well, I could go on and on, but will take my leave now 🙂

    Praying that Our Dear Lord will make Our Lady of Fatima’s feast day a special one! Of course continuing to pray for family conversions. Every time I read one of you mothers saying that you’re praying for the kids who’ve left the Church or lost their faith, I’m right there with you!

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  14. PrayerPartner says:

    Joining in prayer for all listed intentions and those held in the hearts of this community. I ask that my battle against an ongoing, vicious, damaging evil be successful. Please add my intention. Thank you.

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    • Karen says:

      Thank you PP – prayer for increased perseverance for you! Come Holy Spirit, come by means of the powerful intercession of the Immaculate Heart of Mary – with a new outpouring of your Gifts.

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    • Tarja says:

      I ask prayers for a relative, a 16-year-old girl who has started to take drugs, then ran away from her home and last week was send to a youth facility/home (correct?). Her parents are very upset. Girl has not shown signs of regret… She has had religious upbringing but it has not helped in this situation, yet. Her name is Saara-Kaisa.

      Thank you! We all are so sad but I of course ask for Our Mother’s intercession. Pray that Saara-Kaisa WILL HAVE a normal FUTURE….

      Tarja

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      • Mick says:

        Tarja, I will pray for Saara Kaisa.

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        • Tarja says:

          Thank you, Mick! It’s so sad to see this young girl destroying her future in this way. Especially her father tried so hard to give her decent upbringing and faith, too. Now all these efforts seem to have been wasted… but for God everything is possible.

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    • Mick says:

      PrayerPartner, I was driving somewhere yesterday, and I thought of you. I said a quick prayer then, and I’ll go say another now.

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  15. Me too. Praying both novenas. I love the visual image of our prayers flying around the earth – 9 times! For all here and the prayers in your hearts. To Jesus though Mary’s hands. Blesseds Jacinta & Francisco, pray for us. Amen 🙏🏼

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  16. Mimi says:

    May this special novena as we head to the anniversary of Fatima answer many prayers. I pray for peace in our world, wisdom for all leaders, for satan and evil to be chased out of all marriages, for all marriages to be blessed and treated as the sacred covenants they are and for families to stop being destroyed by divorce, for those suffering from adultery and addictions to be turned away from their sins, for families to grow toward Hod and the Hoky Spirit, for all non believers or fence sitters to realize Jesus is the only way to true peace and happiness in this life, finally may God and
    Mary answer all ours joined prayers especially mine for D. Amen

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  17. elaine fields says:

    Please pray for the conversion of my daughter Heather and also for her young son that she will better understand her role as his mother. Pray his neurological symptoms will be healed.

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  18. Kris says:

    Please pray for my 13 year old who will undergo surgery for removal of pin that were placed in his hips two years ago for support. Please pray that his surgery will go on without any problems and the pins come out easily without any secondary damage, and that there will be no infection and his recovery will be quick. Thanks

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  19. Ann says:

    Please pray for all our families who are enduring suffering from within family discord. I pray to Our Lady of Fatima for peace and love to replace turmoil and anger. I pray to Our Lady to intercede and mend so many broken families and hearts filled with hurt and pain….grant them peace.

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  20. Beckita says:

    Please enfold in our prayers the work of Pope Francis who is drawing us into one flock. This year marks the 50th Anniversary of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal. God bless all those from Renewal Ministries in Ann Arbor, MI, such as those in leadership: Ralph Martin, Sr. Ann Shields and Peter Herbeck, as well as leadership from the National Service Committee in Washington DC, such as Walter Matthews, Bishop Sam Jacobs and Stella Davis, for their ongoing service in bringing forth the best from the Charismatic Renewal.

    At the end of May and into early June: “Pope Francis has invited thousands of Catholic charismatics and members of Pentecostal and Evangelical churches to Rome to celebrate Pentecost and mark the 50th anniversary of what became the Catholic Charismatic Renewal.”

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  21. jj says:

    Prayers for all of those being Confirmed today and tomorrow at Christ the Redeemer Catholic Church here in Houston. Especially for my niece who is being receiving her Confirmation tonight, I am her sponsor.

    Our Lady of Fatima Pray for Us.

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  22. Annie W. says:

    Oh my goodness! Look at what this exorcist says about Our Lady of Guadalupe!
    spiritdaily.org/blog/spiritual-warfare/apparitions-versus-the-devil
    Hope I did the link correctly; it’s today’s headline at spiritdaily.

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  23. Beckita says:

    Such great news! I realize this bill faces challenges in the Senate, nevertheless, this is a GREAT blessing for our country!

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    • Snowy Owl says:

      This is wonderful! 💖 Amen! I found this prayer and have praying it daily for the end to abortion- it is beautiful prayer.
      Prayer to Our Lady of Guadalupe
      Virgin of Guadalupe,
      Patroness of unborn children,
      we implore your intercession
      for every child at risk of abortion.
      Help expectant parents to welcome from God
      the priceless gift of their child’s life.
      Console parents who have lost that gift
      through abortion,
      and lead them to forgiveness and healing
      through the Divine Mercy of your Son.
      Teach us to cherish
      and to care for family and friends
      until God calls them home.
      Help us never to see others as burdens.
      Guide our public officials
      to defend each and every human life
      through just laws.
      Inspire us all to bring our faith into public life,
      to speak for those who have no voice.
      We ask this in the name of your Son,
      Jesus Christ, who is Love and Mercy itself.
      Amen.
      (Prayer from Bishops-USCCB)

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    • Mick says:

      Wow, Beckita! I didn’t see this reported anywhere! How is THIS not big news? Anyhow, thanks for sharing the great news with us.

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  24. StClare says:

    As I recall, Charlie had said at one time that things might start in North Korea but they would be centered in China. Well it certainly seems as though that could be the case, what I found even more interesting was that there is a devotion in South Korea to “Our Lady of Naju”.
    http://www.marypages.com/NajuKorea.htm
    I found the article to be very interesting.
    John

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    • Beckita says:

      Hi John, t
      The Church has not ruled favorably concerning the mystical experiences of Julia Kim. You can read the various declarations which have been made over time concerning her situation here.

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  25. Ronald Polomsky says:

    Hello Beckie – I’m Ron Polomsky and I live in Colorado, just south of Denver. I just moved here last September and had hoped to meet Charlie and hear him speak in the area sometime, before he decided to change his active status writing and speaking out. I do want to say that I think you have done an absolutely marvelous job since you assumed the role of spokesperson for TNRS. In light of the intense Fatima conversation this month with the impending 100th anniversary year, I thought I had to send you this marvelous piece from Christopher West. If you were not already aware of his COR Project and just seen this, think you’ll find it well worth reading and want to look for part 2 to follow. If you see fit, you may want to share with your audience after checking with Chris to see if it’s okay. I always look forward to reading your posts and may perhaps have a chance to speak with you in the future. Many blessings…..Ron Polomsky

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    • Beckita says:

      God bless you, Ron, and welcome to commenting! The link you wished to share is missing, although I did find a writing from Christopher West concerning Fatima at the site of some good sisters I admire and respect. Is this what you were trying to share? If so, it is beautiful.

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  26. lilfaus says:

    For my husband, that he may be healed of his neuropathy and be converted; for my son, that he will find a full time job in the field of his profession, and return to the church; for my daughter, that she will be a blessing to all those she ministers to, returns to the church, and her future marriage be blessed; for the conversion of all sinners around the world especially my husband’s and my relatives; for the sick and the dying and all those who have asked me to pray for them, that they may be healed and saved; for all those who have passed away especially those who have died in this war, that they may be forgiven and saved, especially our Servicemen and Women; for the souls in purgatory, that they soon will rise up to heaven; for me, that my life may be a worthy prayerful instrument for saving souls for the greater Glory of God, for I wish to be God’s little host to give Jesus to all in the Divine Will.

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  27. Snowy Owl says:

    Has anyone heard if Patrick found a place to pitch his tent? If he’s doing okay? ⛺🐈 Still praying for you Patrick.. wherever you be!

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  28. Thought I might add a little laughter here – another baby? This makes NO sense!;

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  29. Jeff Kulik says:

    I am glad to hear Charlie is doing well. I met him once at the University of Maryland Campus last year. Please ask him if he still feels strongly that 2017 is the year of the Storm?

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    • SteveBC says:

      Hi, Jeff. Charlie has said he was told in June of 2009 that the Storm began in May of 2009 and has been ongoing since then. I believe what you are referring to is what Charlie calls the Fullness of the Storm, which would be a particularly difficult time and would end with the Rescue. Despite Charlie having been wrong about his inauguration prophecy, the Rescue “very late in 2017” is still promised. Exactly what the rest of this year will look like has always been unknown, but the NRS team is still alert for some intense periods sometime this year. Beyond that, we are called to acknowledge God, take the next right step, and be a beacon of hope to those around us no matter what happens.

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  30. I will be praying for all the intentions expressed here and those in all our hearts, for our priests, the Pope, our Church and all churches of all who post or read this blog, for world leaders and our President. For my personal intention, especially my son’s & his fiance’s return to the faith, as well as my brother and sister and their families. Thank you God for all your blessings!

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  31. doctordave, lol!!! 😂 I never thought of the ear plug trick! 😉 II had 6 brothers and sisters, but I am very glad I have them now! Betty

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  32. Marie says:

    Special intentions inc. job, healing, reconversion, and calm, non-destructive weather. Thanks so much and know that I’m praying for all posted intentions.

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  33. Snowy Owl says:

    I couldn’t sleep, so I went on EWTN and found this… did anyone see this? Woohoo!
    “In this ritual, he said, the exorcist says to the devil: “Most cunning serpent, you shall no more dare to deceive the human race, persecute the Church, torment God’s elect and sift them as wheat (…) The sacred Sign of the Cross commands you, as does also the power of the mysteries of the Christian Faith (…) The glorious Mother of God, the Virgin Mary, commands you; she who by her humility and from the first moment of her Immaculate Conception crushed your proud head.”

    Fr. Babolin also said that “the strongest reactions” of the devil during the exorcism occur “when references are made to her apparitions.”

    Because of this, he frequently pronounces the name of Holy Mary with her titles of Lourdes, Fatima or Guadalupe. In the latter case, he said, “I use this formula: ‘Holy Mary, Our Lady of Guadalupe, Queen of Tepeyac.’”
    Queen of Tepeyac!!! 🙂 I smiled and thought of Charlie reading this!
    http://www.ewtnnews.com/catholic-news/Americas.php?id=15467

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  34. If I may ask for my special intentions be raised in prayer during this novena to our Lady of Fatima ~ for the conversion of my husband who does not yet know Jesus, for my children who have all left the faith that they may return with hearts on fire for The Lord and bring their spouses and children with them; for my brother and sister-in-law who left the church after 55 years; for all extended family who are out of the Church. Also for all those here who are diligent in prayer and faithfulness. All glory, honor and praise to Our Lord Jesus Christ for His great Mercy and abounding blessings! I humbly ask Our Lady of Fatima to guide and protect all here along with their loved ones, that She might lift all of our prayers to The Lord. May God protect and bless Beckita, Steve and Charlie and this whole family of His faithful servants. Blessings to all here.

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  35. Kathleen Murphy says:

    A Fatima Eucharistic Rosary Procession will take place in Pittsburgh on May 21 at 1:30 p.m. Presided over by Bishop Winter, starting at Epiphany Church the theme for this 81st Eucharistic Procession will be ‘CELEBRATING 100 YEARS OF FATIMA.” Here are the details:
    SUNDAY, MAY 21, 2017
    EPIPHANY CHURCH, 164 WASHINGTON PLACE, PITTSBURGH, PA 15219
    After Liturgy of the Word there will be a PROCESSION with the BLESSED SACRAMENT and Statue of Our Lady of Fatima through Pittsburgh. The Holy Rosary will be prayed and the Divine Mercy Chaplet. There will be Benediction and the Crowning of our Lady of Fatima.

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    • Beckita says:

      Beautiful News, Kathleen. Thanks for sharing it. Makes me think of Don Bosco’s Two Pillar Dream. With you in spirit as you process.

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    • SteveBC says:

      Thank you so much, Kathleen! I hope and pray that all will go well. 🙂

      I encourage anyone else with an upcoming procession to feel free to place the needed information in a comment so any others here who are nearby can attend.

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  36. popefrancisfan says:

    Praying for everyone’s intentions here. May I ask for prayers for my intentions too?
    Janet.

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  37. Janet, my husband and I will keep your intentions in our prayers. 😌 God bless you & yours. Betty

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  38. Jeff kulik says:

    Beckita. I live in Columbia Md 21029 a suburb between Baltimore Md and Washington DC. Are there any TRNS groups in that general vincinity? Thank you for providing this blog.
    It provides much needed inspiration.

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    • Beckita says:

      God bless you, Jeff. On the side of this page you can find a link to the Private Forum. By signing up there you can explore areas of the country and world wherein you can make local connections. Please also investigate the wonderful work of Jen and Lisa via the link in the black nav bar at the top of this page entitled, TNRS Local Connect Network.

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  39. Barb Watry says:

    Hello Everyone,
    I have not commented in a very long time, but I read all the comments and pray for everyone and their needs every day.
    I wanted to let the Denver area folks know that my parish, St. Vincent de Paul, will be holding a Marian Procession, with the Knights of Columbus carrying our Blessed Mother, this Saturday, May 13 (100 years) after the 5 pm mass, starting approximately 6:00 – 6:15 pm. We will be processing through the neighborhood around the parish, reciting the rosary, Divine Mercy Chaplet, Litany of our Blessed Mother, concluding with a concsecration to our Blessed Mother. The route and prayers will take approximately 1 hour. This is the work and planning of our wonderful Respect Life coordinator, Lee Ann. If there is anyone in the Denver area, all are welcome. I would love to meet other TRNS’rs.

    May Christ guide and bless us all.

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