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Barb Ernster

Host parishes near Sutherland Springs, TX, pray for victims of mass shooting

Host parishes in the dioceses of San Antonio and Victoria, TX, are praying especially for their brothers and sisters of First Baptist Church in nearby Sutherland Springs where 26 people were shot and killed and 20 more wounded by Devin Patrick Kelley. The host parishes include St. Monica’s Catholic Church in Converse, St. Mary’s Catholic

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Barb Ernster

Statue Visits EWTN Beautiful Tribute to Our Lady by Fr. Joseph Mary

The International Pilgrim Virgin Statue visited the EWTN Chapel on January 12, 2017 as part of its tour through Alabama. She was present during the Mass, and Fr. Joseph Mary gave an inspiring homily on the story and history of the statue, the Fatima message, and Mary’s presence in our lives today.  Homily begins at 5:42.

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Diocese of Gary Indiana

  July 7 8AM St. Stephen Martyr 5920 Waite St Merrillville, IN July 8 depart 8PM St. Stephen Martyr 5920 Waite St Merrillville, IN July 13 8AM-8PM St. Bridget 107 Main St Hobart, IN July 17 5PM-8PM St. Joan of Arc 200 E 78th Ave Merrillville, IN July 18 3PM-8PM Sacred Heart 1731 LaPorte Ave

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Barb Ernster

Aloha from Hawaii

Journeying with the Blessed Mother Bishop Larry Silva sent us a short reflection to ponder as we venerate the Pilgrim Virgin of Fatima in Hawaii:   The Virgin Mary made three long journeys when she was carrying Jesus in her womb:  from Nazareth to the hill country of Judah to visit her relative Elizabeth, and the

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Diocese of Dallas 2018

Nov 2 3PM-7:30 PM Dallas Conference – Mary Immaculate Parish 2800 Valwood Pkwy Farmers Branch, TX Nov 3 7AM-7PM Dallas Conference – Irving Convention Center 500 W Las Colinas Blvd Irving, TX Nov 4 7AM-3PM Dallas Conference – Irving Convention Center 500 W Las Colinas Blvd Irving, TX           Nov 5

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Barb Ernster

Bishops to Entrust State of Wisconsin to Mary

Joe Poirier, Catholic Herald Staff | September 30, 2016 ST. FRANCIS — Archbishop Jerome E. Listecki will entrust the faithful of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee and the other four dioceses in Wisconsin to Mary, Mother of Mercy, Friday, Oct. 7, the feast of Our Lady of the Rosary, at St. Veronica Parish, Milwaukee. It will

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Barb Ernster

The Blessed Mother looked into my very soul

From the Inbox: I was blessed to have been able to visit the traveling Blessed Mother statue while on her travels in  Michigan this past summer. I must tell you I was raised Protestant and I was very outspoken regarding the “Praying to the Blessed Mother”…or what I had perceived it to be. My husband

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Barb Ernster

Fatima statue’s cross-country pilgrimage to stop in Naperville

By Jane DonahueChicago Tribune/Naperville Sun Thirty years after the Virgin Mary appeared six times to three young children in the mountains of Fatima in 1917, two statues based on the description of one those children were carved from mahogany. One has a permanent home in the Chapel of Apparitions in Fatima, Portugal. The other –

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