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Issue 97 2010

THE FATIMA CRUSADER
Issue 97

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The Five First Saturdays Series:
We cannot love the Blessed Mother enough, let alone too much.
Father Gruner, Susan Vennari, John Vennari and Father Francis Spirago provide instruction and holy reflection on this devotion requested by Our Lady of Fatima. Advice on how best to accomplish the Five First Saturdays in the most efficacious way is offered, along with related matters, such as Sister Lucy's own explanation of how she made the meditations of the Five First Saturdays. This entire section is an invaluable aid to an essential spiritual practice Our Lady enjoined us to perform as an act of love for Her.

Do Not Be Afraid to Love Mary Too Much
by Father Nicholas Gruner, S.T.L., S.T.D. (Cand.)
Father Gruner demonstrates that the Message of Fatima will be the fulfillment of 6,000 years of recorded history, as peace is brought to the world for the first time through devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary and the consecration of Russia to Her Immaculate Heart.

What Are the Five First Saturdays?
Compiled by The Fatima Crusader
Our Lady of Fatima asks all of us to make these simple devotions in reparation for the sins of blasphemy and to show our love for Our Lord and His Blessed Mother.

"Behold the Heart of Your Mother"
by Father Nicholas Gruner, S.T.L., S.T.D. (Cand.)
Father Gruner explains how the sufferings in this life can be endured to our spiritual benefit and that of others if we take refuge in the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

Sow in the Hearts of Children a Love for Our Lady
by Susan Vennari
The importance of teaching children devotion to Our Lady is explained, along with how to encourage First Communicants to adopt the practice of the Five First Satrudays.

The Five First Saturday Checklist

A Great New Help to Practice the Five First Saturdays
by Father Nicholas Gruner, S.T.L., S.T.D. (Cand.)
As a concrete aid to making the Five First Saturdays, Father Gruner explains how to obtain and use a handy checklist from The Fatima Crusader.

Sister Lucy on the Five First Saturdays Meditations:
"Here is My Way of Making the Meditations"
Compiled by The Fatima Crusader
Sister Lucy herself offers us a guide to making the meditations on the mysteries of the Rosary based on her personal practice of the Five First Saturdays.

The Magnificent Promise for the Five First Saturdays

Did Jesus Have Brothers?
by John Vennari
To honor the perpetual virginity of Our Lady, it is important to have a correct understanding of the biblical expressions referring to the brothers of Jesus.

The Veneration of Images and Saints
Adapted from Father Francis Spirago
We can honor Our Lady by honoring the images that remind us of Her love and virtue and not being misled by those who attack the pious practice of venerating the statues of saints.

Journey of Faith:
We can help bring about Our Lady's Triumph.

God Calls Us to Help Others to See the Atrocities That He Hates
by Casey Warren
Casey Warren traces the spiritual journey of herself and her husband Bill. The couple went from Charismatic Catholics to devotees of Our Lady of Fatima and lovers of Catholic Tradition. Casey demonstrates how all of us can help bring the Message of Fatima to others through gatherings in our homes and the sharing of information and devotions.

The Brown Scapular Brigade: Become a Warrior for Our Lady

Pray the Rosary (48-page booklet)

Testimonies of 8 Hiroshima Survivors
by Stephen A. Rinehart
In both Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Catholic religious devoted to the Rosary and the Message of Fatima miraculously survived the atomic blasts that killed people all around them and a great distance from them. They were unharmed, however, and credit was given to Our Lady's protection.

A Healing Miracle of the Holy Rosary
A Report given to the Fatima Center by Maria G.
A mother tells how she turned to Our Lady for help after her son suffered a car crash that should have been fatal. He survived and, what's more, his formerly lukewarm faith became fervent. In another testimony, it is related how the Brown Scapular rid a place of snakes that had defied other attempts to banish them from the premises.

Protect yourself. Protect the ones you love.

The Brown Scapular Repels Snakes
Letter to the Editor
The power of this sacramental receives the testimony of a couple who used Brown Scapulars to rid their property of snakes, some of which were poisonous.

The Awesome Greatness of the Blessed Virgin Mary:
The incomparable holiness and power of Mary's intercession examined.
In this section, we learn that devotion to Our Lady is not just commendable, it is required for our salvation. Our Lord has so honored His Mother that he has placed all His graces in Her hands. As we come to the Father through Jesus, we come to Jesus through Mary.

Pope Pius IX's Definition of the Immaculate Conception
From the Apostolic Constitution Ineffabilis Deus, Pope Pius IX, December 8, 1854.
The 1854 declaration of Pope Pius IX established the dogma of the Immaculate Conception as an article of Faith and provides us with elevated subject matter for fruitful meditation.

Fatima: Triumph of Mary Mediatrix
by Father Raymond Verlay, O.P.
The unique position of the Blessed Mother in the hierarchy God established for the reception of Divine Grace is beautifully explained by this learned Dominican.

The Incarnation, Birth and Infancy of Jesus Christ

Mary's Intercession is Necessary for Our Salvation
by St. Alphonsus Liguori
The great Redemptorist saint demonstrates that Our Lady's help to achieve our salvation is not merely an option, but a vital necessity.

A World View Based on Fatima: Inform Yourself and Your Friends!

Why the Third Secret is More Important Than Ever:
Only Our Lady can help us now.

We Are Under Attack!
To Defend Ourselves, We Must Have the Full Third Secret

by Father Paul Kramer, M.Div., S.T.L. (Cand.)
The world is caught in a web of lies woven by the enemies of the Church and even those within the Church who are blinded to the truth. Father Kramer demonstrates how desperate our situation is and that we have only one way to avoid a bloodbath of unprecedented proportions.

You too can send roses from Heaven

What Did Cardinal Pacelli Mean by the "Suicide of Altering the Faith"?
by Bill and Casey Warren
Before he became Pope, Cardinal Pacelli saw in Fatima a warning of terrible things that might befall the Church if She were to alter Her Faith or Her Liturgy. We can now see the fulfillment of this prophecy. Only fidelity to the Message of Fatima can restore our Church.

The Passion and the Death of Jesus Christ

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