Listen: Our Lady of Fatima’s Aug. 13 Appearance

Here is an audio excerpt on The Four Marks newspaper site for today’s commemoration of Our Lady’s appearance.  The excerpt is taken from William Thomas Walsh’s book, Our Lady of Fatima.   The Four Marks’ article reminds us that, “We are particularly reminded to pray the Rosary for poor sinners and in reparation for sins committed against the Immaculate Heart of Mary and the Sacred Heart of Jesus.”

The Fatima children


A Meditation on The Assumption

B780C281-2B90-4A14-9636-6E32A74D7EDDIn Fr. Geckle’s announcements yesterday he reminded us that Wednesday is a holy day of obligation and that even though he will not be able to say Mass for us that day, we are bound to keep it holy, just as if it were a Sunday.

One idea that you might like to try for this great feast is to add a 15-minute Rosary meditation to your devotions.  Father recommended a meditation booklet recently that may be found online.  It’s called “Rosary Meditations for Fatima Saturdays” by Lester Dooley, S.V.D.,  published in 1950.  Here is the link to it with many download options.  And here is a large text version that you can read on the Catholic Harbor website.   Fr. Dooley’s meditation for the mystery of the Assumption is copied from Catholic Harbor and pasted below: Read more