Apparition of Mary at Fatima

MaurFatima-e1369262521273The apparition of July 13 is decidedly the most important of the apparitions. In this third apparition of Our Lady the Secret was given to the seers, and the announcement of the October miracle was made for the first time, clearly indicating its date, time and place. She instructed the children, and by extension, all of us, to recite the Rosary daily in honor of Our Lady of the Rosary and for world peace. We should sacrifice ourselves for sinners and say, “O Jesus, it is for love of Thee, for the conversion of sinners, and in reparation for the sins committed against the Immaculate Heart of Mary.”

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St. Anacletus

Anacletus0713According to the list of Popes furnished us by St. Irenaeus, Anacletus is probably the same person as Cletus, the successor of Linus and the predecessor of Clement on the papal throne. Some say that he was banished from Rome and returned to rule the Holy See a second time. He completed the tomb of St. Peter at the Vatican, near which he was himself interred. To him is assigned the decree that bishops should be consecrated by three bishops at least; that clerics should be publicly ordained by their own bishop and that they all should receive Holy Communion after the consecration in the mass of ordination. He was martyred under the Emperor Trajan.

(Source: The New Roman Missal, Rev. F. X. Lasance)