Why the World Needs the Rosary
The great Marian prayer for peace is so relevant in the current culture.
Before Cardinal Karol Wojtyla was our Pope, at the Eucharistic Congress in Philadelphia
on Aug. 13, 1976, he declared: "We are now standing in the face of the greatest historical
confrontation humanity has gone through... We are now facing the final confrontation between
the Church and the anti-Church, of the Gospel and the anti-Gospel." That is still true today.
Russian archbishop crowns the Pilgrim Virgin Statue in Fatima, Portugal
Our Lady’s promise for his country
Among the more than half a million people who gathered at Fatima in October of 2007 for the 90th Anniversary of the Miracle of the Sun, was Archbishop Tadeusz
Kondruchewicz, the first Catholic bishop consecrated in Russia in the post Communist era. He had been consecrated Archbishop of Moscow in 1991.
In Loving Memory of John Haffert
Founder of the International Pilgrim Virgin Statue; Foundation and Co-Founder of the Blue Army
On October 31, 2001, a truly great man of world-wide renown, John Mathias Haffert, passed peacefully from this life, praying his Rosary,
in the presence of the International Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Our Lady of Fatima. It was appropriate that he die during October,
the month of the Holy Rosary. His life was dedicated to promoting the Message of Our Lady of Fatima and the related Brown Scapular devotion.
He was the Founder of the International Pilgrim Virgin Statue Foundation and the Co-Founder of the Blue Army of Our Lady of Fatima.