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  • Is Hell Real?

    Is Hell Real?

    What is Hell like? The young visionaries of Fatima were horrified by the vision of Hell they were given. The seers said that the Blessed Virgin Mary showed them “a sea of fire.” The literalness of the vision given to the Fatima children corresponds with the terrifying visions experienced by other saints.

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  • Fatima saints’ relics installed in Portuguese church in British Columbia

    Fatima saints’ relics installed in Portuguese church in British Columbia

    Relics of Francisco and Jacinta Marto, the seers of Fatima canonized by Pope Francis on Saturday, were installed in Our Lady of Fatima church in Victoria, Canada, on May 14. The relics consisted of fragments of the original coffin of each child. A statue of Our Lady of the Rosary also was unveiled and blessed in a courtyard in front of the church.

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  • Francis’s trip to Fatima will be short, but hardly irrelevant

    Francis’s trip to Fatima will be short, but hardly irrelevant

    His May 12-13 outing to Fatima is considered by many observers as the easiest of Francis’s foreign trips so far, with security concerns not being as high as they were when he visited an active war zone when he went to the Central African Republic, nor as politically charged as his two-day trip to Egypt last month. Nonetheless, it’s far from irrelevant.

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  • Child saints have much to teach the Church on suffering, sacrifice

    Child saints have much to teach the Church on suffering, sacrifice

    The canonization of Fatima visionaries Jacinta and Francisco Marto will put the spotlight on the heroic holiness possible in children. Austin Ruse hopes it will “open the floodgates” in allowing other saintly children to be canonized. He highlights three children of this generation who lived lives of heroic virtue in his new book ‘Littlest Suffering Souls: Children Whose Short Lives Point Us to Christ.’

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