Driving Home the Faith - Show Notes

Thursday, 3/21/19, Driving Home the Faith

March 21, 2019

Benj Klare will present part 6 of his series on pornography: The role of shame and guilt in finding healing

Rachel Fulton Brown...Read more

Wednesday, 3/13/19, Driving Home the Faith

March 13, 2019

Dr. Peter Kreeft will discuss his newest book, "Symbol or Substance: A Dialogue on the Eucharist"

Author Paul Thigpen will introduce his daily...Read more

Tuesday, 3/12/15

March 12, 2019

Author Leila Miller will discuss how to talk to children and teens about modesty.

Comedian Jeremy McLellan will talk about Caholicism and comedy....Read more

Monday, 3/11/19, Driving Home the Faith

March 11, 2019

Gary Zimak will talk about his new book, “Give Up Worrying for Lent Attorney Ken Craycraft will explain what makes a good case to...Read more

Show Notes for Thursday, 3/7/2019

March 7, 2019
Good morning! On today’s show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell welcome pastoral counselor Kevin Prendergast to discuss tips for battling the deadly sin of...Read more
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Saints Jacinta and Francisco Marto

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Between May 13 and October 13, 1917, three Portuguese shepherd children from Aljustrel, received apparitions of Our Lady at Cova da Iria, near Fátima, a city 110 miles north of Lisbon. At that time, Europe was involved in an extremely bloody war. Portugal itself was in political turmoil, having overthrown its monarchy in 1910; the government disbanded religious organizations soon after.

At the first appearance, Mary asked the children to return to that spot on the thirteenth of each month for the next six months. She also asked them to learn to read and write and to pray the rosary “to obtain peace for the world and the end of the war.” They were to pray for sinners and for the conversion of Russia, which had recently overthrown Czar Nicholas II and was soon to fall under communism. Up to 90,000 people gathered for Mary’s final apparition on October 13, 1917.

Less than two years later, Francisco died of influenza in his family home. He was buried in the parish cemetery and then re-buried in the Fátima basilica in 1952. Jacinta died of influenza in Lisbon in 1920, offering her suffering for the conversion of sinners, peace in the world, and the Holy Father. She was re-buried in the Fátima basilica in 1951. Their cousin Lúcia dos Santos, became a Carmelite nun and was still living when Jacinta and Francisco were beatified in 2000; she died five years later. Pope Francis canonized the younger children on his visit to Fátima to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the first apparition–May 13, 2017. The shrine of Our Lady of Fátima is visited by up to 20 million people a year.

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