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Monday 13 May

Acts 11:1-18; Psalm 42; John 10:1-10 Leading us A good shepherd lays down his life for his sheep. Today there are many shepherds and many flocks. Which flock is ours? A shepherd leading us to worldly fame, dollars galore, control of the media? All these other shepherds are plausible, charismatic, ego-building. Our true shepherd leads […]

Saints Francisco and Jacinta

An edited version of the Pope’s homily during the Mass at which Saints Francisco and Jacinta were canonised, 13 May 2017: We have a Mother In the Gospel, we hear Jesus say to John, ‘Here is your mother’ (John 19:27). We have a Mother! ‘Such a beautiful Lady’, as the children of Fatima said to […]

13 May 2017 – The Centenary of the First Apparition at Fatima

A lady appeared, ‘clothed in white, brighter than the sun, radiating a light more clear and intense than a crystal cup filled with sparkling water, lit by burning sunlight.’

Fr O’Mahony and Our Lady of Fatima

My family moved to Our Lady of Fatima Parish in Christchurch towards the end of 1960, and it is from that time that I have my first memories of Fatima, and of Mary’s appearances there. The parish priest, Fr Bill O’Mahony, had an immense devotion to Our Lady of Fatima, and encouraged parishioners to pray […]

Mary for Today: Mary in Culture (8)

Apparitions within Culture The phenomenon of Marian apparitions or visions is a culturally specific feature understandable to Mediterranean people or those in contact with Mediterranean cultural scripts. In visionary form, the mother of Jesus has been part and parcel of Mediterranean living from time immemorial. At times such visions lasted only a few minutes, at […]