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Santuário de Nossa Senhora do Rosário de Fátima

Shrine of Our Lady of the Rosary of Fátima



  Mass entrance procession on 13 May 2012  
  Mass on 13 May 2012, ninety-five years after first apparition of the Blessed Virgin Mary to three young Portuguese shepherd children, later Sister Lúcia of Fátima, Blessed Francisco Marto and Blessed Jacinta Marto.  



  Catechism of the Catholic Church  
    Part One – The Procession of Faith  
      Section One – "I Believe - We Believe"  
        Chapter Two – God Comes to Meet Man  
          Article One – The Revelation of God  
            III. Christ Jesus — "Mediator and Fullness of All Revelation"  
              There will be no further Revelation    
              § 66. "The Christian economy, therefore, since it is the new and definitive Covenant, will never pass away; and no new public revelation is to be expected before the glorious manifestation of our Lord Jesus Christ." [DV 4; cf. 1 Tim 6:14; Titus 2:13.] Yet even if Revelation is already complete, it has not been made completely explicit; it remains for Christian faith gradually to grasp its full significance over the course of the centuries.    
              § 67. Throughout the ages, there have been so-called "private" revelations, some of which have been recognized by the authority of the Church. They do not belong, however, to the deposit of faith. It is not their role to improve or complete Christ's definitive Revelation, but to help live more fully by it in a certain period of history. Guided by the Magisterium of the Church, the sensus fidelium knows how to discern and welcome in these revelations whatever constitutes an authentic call of Christ or his saints to the Church.

Christian faith cannot accept "revelations" that claim to surpass or correct the Revelation of which Christ is the fulfillment, as is the case in certain non-Christian religions and also in certain recent sects which base themselves on such "revelations".







  Recent Catholic Contributions in Russia, Catholic Piety and other matters  


bulletin board in Saint Catherine's in Saint Petersburg right after Christmas of 2015 which means in Russia 2016   the Polish Catholic Dominican priests of Saint Catherines in Saint Petersburg promote synogogue dialogue and dual covenant theology with those Jews who do not accept Christ Jesus

8 January 2016 bulletin board of Saint Catherine's



  The "Day of Judaism" to be held in the synagogue of Saint Petersburg
All the priests in this Church on this date, save one, are Polish,
And, like their leader, these Polish Dominicans are promoting the heresy of
Dual-Covenant Theology
, whether they realize it or not, unless that is, the
Matter is even worse, that they are indifferent to the loss of Salvation for Jews.


  But begging the reader please to remember well the unnumbered Polish Catholic priests who have devoted their lives' work to ministry in Christ's Church — the Orthodox-Catholic Church — under difficult and sometimes dangerous conditions within Russia.  


  on 26 August 2012 the facade of Saint Catherines in Saint Petersburg facing Nevsky Prospect  
  Façade facing Nevsky Prospect on 26 August 2012  



  Portrait of King Stanisław II August Poniatowski by Marcello Bacciarelli  
  Portrait of King Stanisław II August Poniatowski (r. 7 September 1764 to 7 January 1795)
by Marcello Bacciarelli (1731–1818) in Zamek Królewski w Warszawie – Royal Castle of Warsaw



  Saint Catherine's Catholic Church in Saint Petersburg Russia  
  Католическая церковь Святой Екатерины – Saint Catherine's in Saint Petersburg, Russia, the oldest Catholic Church in Russia, here on 8 January 2016
Construction authorized by Peter I (the Great); Architects: Jean-Baptiste Michel Vallin de la Mothe (1729-1800), followed by Antonio Rinaldi (1710–1794).
The last king of Poland, Stanisław August Poniatowski (* 17 January 1732, r. 1764 - 7 January 1795; 12 February 1798 †), was intered here in 1798;
(reintered in 1938 in Wołczyn, at that time in Belarus; then again reintered in 1990 in Archikatedra św. Jana w Warszawiein – Saint John's Archcathedral in Warsaw).



Saint Peter's Basilica on 9 July 2012   Primate Cathedral of Toledo on 17 May 2012
post-John Paul II, Saint Peter's Basilica on 9 VII 2012 And this exercise can be repeated with similar results
in a hundred thousand other Churches throughout
Catholic Christendom
Catholic piety on 17 May 2012 in the Gothic jewel of Spain, the
Catedral Primada Santa María de Toledo –
Primate Cathedral of Saint Mary of Toledo


  Surely faithful Orthodox should want to join in with the Catholic piety!  
  Canonizing Popes John XXIII and John Paul II was just the right move?  
  Absolute Monarchs bear no responsibility for what happened to God's Holy Church on their watches?  
  Or, by the starkest contrast, might we be allowed to hope that  
  Oriental Orthodox, Orthodox and Catholic clerics, and laity  
  Could strengthen each other, supply each other's deficiencies, within a re-united  
  Orthodox-Catholic Church  



Procession of the Cross before Solovyetsky Monastery in July    
Крестный Ход – Procession of the Cross before Solovyetsky Monastery in July    


  Such scenes too can be seen a hundred thousand times, in and around Orthodox and Oriental Orthodox Churches.  
















Three innocent shepherd children approach the Queen of Heaven

  Nossa Senhora de Fátima



  This 4 3/4 meter high, 13 ton statute of Nossa Senhora de Fátima – Our Lady of Fatima, located in the niche of the bell tower of Basílica de Nossa Senhora do Rosário – the Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary, within the Santuário de Nossa Senhora do Rosário de Fátima – the Shrine of Our Lady of the Rosary of Fatima was the result of a collaboration between American priest and sculptor, Father Thomas McGlynn and Irmã Maria Lúcia de Jesus e do Coração Imaculado – Sister Maria Lucia of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart, but more often known just as Lúcia dos Santos (* 23 de março de 1907 – 13 de fevereiro de 2005 †), who described to the priest-artist how Mary looked during her six apparitions between 13 May and 13 October of 1917.  



  Torre do sino Basílica de Nossa Senhora do Rosário  




  Regina Sacratissimi Rosarii Fatimæ Ora Pro Nobis  
  Regina Sacratissimi Rosarii Fatimæ Ora Pro Nobis   Pray for us Queen of the Most Holy Rosary of Fatima  



  Altar Principal Basílica de Nossa Senhora do Rosário  
  Altar principal Basílica de Nossa Senhora do Rosário  




Jacinta Marto e Lúcia dos Santos A Quem Nossa Senhora Apareceu Blessed Francisco Marto
Jacinta Marto (* 11 March 1910 – 20 February 1920 †), like her slightly older brother Francisco, was called home by God during the 1918 influenza pandemic. She is the youngest child who did not die a martyr's death to be beatified. Here she is interred with her cousin and fellow seer of Fatima, Lúcia dos Santos, who died as a very old women in 2005 Anno Domini, aged almost ninety-eight, and almost eighty-eight years after the May to October 1917 Marian Apparitions both had been most blessed to behold.  

And here Blessed Francisco Marto (* 11 June 1908 – 4 April 1919 †) has his tomb on the opposite wall from the girls, which seems a bit sad, but anyway, he is with his sister in Heaven with God, the ultimate reward.






  Basílica de Nossa Senhora do Rosário  
  Basílica de Nossa Senhora do Rosário – the Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary  




  Pope Pius XII  
  Pope Pius XII (r. 2 March 1939 to 9 October 1958 †) – the Fatima Pope.  




  QUEREIS OFERECER-VOS A DEUS? — Are You Willing to Offer Yourselves to God  
  QUEREIS OFERECER-VOS A DEUS? — Are You Willing to Offer Yourselves to God?  




"Rise, and have no fear."   "This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased; listen to him." the Holy Spirit Man proposes, God disposes