A great thing to do today on the Feast Day of Our Lady of Fatima is to visit the web site (click on this post's title) of the World Apostolate of Fatima, U.S.A. / The Blue Army of Our Lady of Fatima and soak up everything there.
If no one has ever taught you about Our Lady of Fatima and her essential message of prayer, repentance, and reparation for sins personal and worldwide, here is your chance to learn.
You can read all about the Message of Fatima and find out about the First Fridays and the First Saturdays.
And be sure to sign up for Soul magazine, a tremendous spiritual resource.
The photo above is from the WAF web site. May every Catholic child have the chance, like these children, to learn about and imitate the virtues of the holy shepherd children of Fatima.
The Mother of Christ is powerful, and we sinners need to seek refuge in her. Prayer is powerful, and we sinners need to turn to God in prayer without ceasing.
Everyone should realize that Catholics' decades of prayers and penance in response to Our Lady of Fatima's request in 1917 are the reason that the Iron Curtain fell in 1989-1991 and that hundreds of millions of Christians may now practice their faith in freedom.
The Blessed Mother is powerful. It is no accident that a Marian Holy Father, Pope John Paul II, and a lover of liberty and enemy of atheistic Communism, President Ronald Reagan, came upon the world scene at the same time and then worked together to bring down the supposedly invincible Soviet evil empire.
President Reagan even mentioned the children of Fatima, and the power of prayer, when he addressed the parliament of Portugal on May 9, 1985. You can access that historic address here:
So let's you and me keep repenting, praying, doing penance, and spreading the Blessed Mother's timeless Message of Fatima.
Our tired old city of Los Angeles and the whole world desperately need holiness and prayer, and Our Lady of Fatima will help.