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THOU ART GONE UP ON HIGH

Christ the King returns in triumph to the celestial glory, with our human nature conjoined to His divinity. Where He has gone we long to follow. We fix our hearts and minds on reaching that realm where we hope to be crowned, one day. We have to live in this material world always remembering that we were made for heaven. If we forget that heaven is our home we risk becoming earthbound, as though the Lord had not ascended, as though life here below were still a closed circle. The gates of heaven are thrown wide open to receive Christ ...

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THE CROWNING OF INNOCENCE AND SIMPLE FAITH

Two illiterate peasant children, Francisco and Jacinta Marto, were with their cousin Lucia dos Santos when “a Lady-Shining-More- Brightly-Than-The-Sun” appeared to them six times between 13th May and 13th October 1917. Francisco and Jacinta both died young of influenza, the so-called Spanish Flu. Francisco died when he was 10 years old (1919), Jacinta when she was 9 years old (1920). Both were beatified at Fatima in the year 2000 by Pope St. John Paul II. Both are to be canonized at Fatima on Saturday 13th May by Pope Francis. Sister Lucia died in her discalced Carmelite convent at Coimbra on ...

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