God put us whereÂ we are right now for specific reason and to fulfill a specific mission. Often we miss that essential point, becoming discontent with what God has given us and where he’s placed us. We’d prefer to “bloom” anywhere but where we are right now.
Author Jean M. Heimann has written a marvelous book that documents the apparitions, their messages, meaning, and impact on the Church. In Fatima: The Apparition that Changed the World (Tan Books, 2017), she describes the Fatima happenings in colorful detail and shares many little-known facts about Fatima, including saints and popes who have been deeply influenced by it plus much more.
Great news! EWTN is running an encore of my series on Johnette Benkovic’s marvelous show, Women of Grace. Tune in!
Each Sunday as I say my prayer of thanksgiving after Mass, I try to take one point from the Readings or homily and form it into a motto or resolution that will carry me through the week. I’ve found this to be a very fruitful spiritual exercise. Now, I’m sharing my reflections with you.