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In This Issue

Update on the Fifth Marian Dogma

The following is an update letter send to the international leaders of the Vox Populi Mariae Mediatrici Movement, the worldwide Marian cause which prays and works for the solemn papal definition of the Spiritual Motherhood of Mary under its three essential roles as Co-redemtprix, Mediatrix of all Graces, and Advocate, by Dr. Mark Miravalle, President of Vox Populi Mariae Mediatrici -Ed.

 

My dear Eminences, Excellencies, Reverend Fathers, beloved Religious and Consecrated, and dedicated Lay Faithful of the Vox Populi Mariae Mediatrici Movement worldwide,
A most blessed Marian month of May to you all!
It is truly my joy to inform you that a great surge of prayers and petitions continue to reach Pope Francis  for the solemn definition of Our Lady’s Spiritual Motherhood, and I encourage you to “keep them coming”!
Let me highlight just some of the key interventions which, due to your persevering prayers and sacrifices for the Fifth Marian Dogma,…


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Mary Co-redemptrix: A Response to 7 Common Objections

On December 23, 2000, The New York Times ran a cover story in its “Arts and Ideas” section on the Vox Populi Mariae Mediatrici movement, which seeks the papal definition of the Blessed Virgin Mary as the Co-redemptrix, Mediatrix of all graces and Advocate. This article was in turn reprinted in a great number of U.S. major newspapers, thereby sparking renewed and high-spirited debate internationally over the concept of Our Lady as “Co-redemptrix,” both inside and outside Catholic circles of thought.

Although diverse in their formulation, most objections to Our Lady’s title of Co-redemptrix and her subsequent role in Coredemption fall into the same foundational categories (many of which were debated in recent publications in response to The New York Times piece). There is a critical need to articulate to the general public (let alone to the growing genus of uncatechized Catholic faithful), the basic doctrinal truths contained in the…


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Sister Lucia and the Third Day of the Week of Fatima

The following article by the late John Haffert, co-founder of the World Apostolate of Fatima, the “Blue Army,” refers to two important interviews with Sr. Lucia of Fatima (in 1993 to Cardinal Ricardo Vidal of the Philippines and with Haffert himself on May 31, 1999) where the last Fatima seer explicitly states that we are presently in the “Third Day” of the “Seven Day Week” of Fatima.

On July 13, 1917, Our Lady of the Rosary stated: “In the end my Immaculate Heart will Triumph and a Period of Peace will be granted to the world.” The “Period of Peace” prophesied at Fatima which will follow the completion of the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, is, according to Sr. Lucia, still very much in the process of unfolding at our present historical time. We therefore publish, with permission, the statement of Sr. Lucia, which has been recorded on…


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Redemption and Coredemption in Relation to the “Fatima-Event”

Comprehensive theological analysis of the relationship between the “Fatima-event” and the mystery of Redemption-Coredemption is a most valuable research endeavor. It is an undertaking capable of generating understanding of all the “Fatima” happenings in light of the great, divine plan of the history of salvation, rooted in the mysteries of the Incarnation of the Word and of universal redemption.

What we can say straight away, though, is that the Redemption and the Coredemption—which constitute the greatest divine work, after Creation—run together like the two rails of one railway track, uniting the Redeemer and the Coredemptrix to one another, according to God’s plan, with a “close and indissoluble tie,” as Lumen Gentium (LG) n. 53 says. It is a concept of unity and indissolubility that draws upon the phrase “uno…


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Sister Lucia and Mary Co-redemptrix

After the inspired Word of Sacred Scripture and the doctrinal grace of the Catholic Catechism, I believe the third book that every Fatima devotee should have close at hand is the book of Sister Lucia, “Calls” From the Message of Fatima, which was released in English in 2002. A work truly directed by the Holy Spirit through the Immaculate Heart of Mary, “Calls” From the Message of Fatima constitutes a veritable Marian catechism of faith and life, written in a down to earth mode, which can be grasped by all members of the Faith and all people of good will. I have no personal doubt that Sister Lucia’s recent masterpiece will eventually become a spiritual classic, rightfully identified as the fruits of a mystic and of a saint.

This veritable Fatima catechism which includes inspired treatments on “In the Presence of God” (Chapter 1); “Calls From the Message of Fatima”…


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The Significance of the Apparitions of Fatima—90 Years Later

Fatima and Peace

I count myself blessed to have been in Fatima the last two summers in conjunction with the Annual International Symposium on Marian Coredemption, sponsored by the Franciscans of the Immaculate. During both summers, I was there for the celebrations that occur during the 12th and 13th days of the months in which Our Lady actually appeared. Words cannot convey the blessing that it is—actually to be in Fatima—if you go open to the truth that Fatima is all about.

People who know I’ve been to Fatima always ask me if I saw a lot of persons get miraculously healed while I was there. While Fatima certainly can be a place where people receive physical healings, the primary healing that goes on at Fatima is spiritual healing. By this, I mean that Fatima is a place where many are given the grace of a deeper conversion of…


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Fatima and the New Pentecost

Was it the sun that danced at Fatima on October 13, 1917? In three phases the sun appeared to leave its central position in space and zig-zag towards the earth like a giant Catherine-wheel. Tens of thousands of witnesses thought the end of the world had come. People called out for God’s mercy and forgiveness. Multiple colors alternatively transformed the landscape and the people. Multiple colors for multiple graces. This was a miracle that had been foretold months in advance, even to the exact day and hour, by Our Lady, “so that all may believe.”

If the miracle of the sun that happened on October 13 was but a natural occurrence, a true physical disturbance in the sun, then it should have registered on astronomical equipment. None was reported by scientists any place in the world. People present felt they could reach up and touch the ball of fire before…


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Fatima’s Solar Miracle: A Nuclear Prophecy?

World War I was still raging when on May 5, 1917, in a letter to his Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Gasparri, Pope Benedict XV wrote:

Our earnestly pleading voice, invoking the end of this vast conflict, the suicide of civilized Europe, was then and has remained ever since unheard. Since all graces which the Author of all good deigns to grant to the poor children of Adam, by a loving design of His Divine Providence, are dispensed through the hands of the Most Holy Virgin, we wish that the petition of her most afflicted children, more than ever in this terrible hour, may turn with lively confidence to the august Mother of God

He then directed that the invocation, “Queen of Peace, pray for us,”…


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Message of God the Father Through Anne, January 10, 2004

God the Father

I give greetings to My children on this earth. It is I, your Father in heaven, who speaks to you. My children, you are participating in a time of change. The saints in heaven only wished they could have lived in this time. It is similar to the time when Jesus was born in Bethlehem. You might say the world is with child again because the world is awaiting the return of the Savior. Jesus loves this world and Jesus loves each one of you tenderly. I will not even discuss the love that I hold for each of you because it is understood that
a Creator, when He creates something as precious and perfect as each one of you, loves the created. You are the created, children of heaven. You did not accidentally arrive on earth due to a series of biological events. This is nonsense. The…


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