I’ll be visiting the National Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help on June 23. It’s the only Marian apparition site in the United States and I’m inviting you to come along!
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.
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.
If you want to have a great relationship with someone, get to know them on a personal level.
That’s true about people, and it’s also true about the saints. In particular, I’m thinking about the Blessed Virgin Mary.