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Winter 2003

THE FATIMA CRUSADER
Issue 72



Rosary of Our Lady, Hope of the World
by Father Nicholas Gruner, S.T.L., S.T.D. (Cand.)
Sister Lucy tells us that because of these dangerous times, God has given greater power to the Rosary than in any other time in history. Father Gruner explains how urgently we need the peace, tranquility and holiness that come as a result of praying the Rosary daily.

25 Million Rosaries

Pope John Paul II Proclaims 2003, Year of the Rosary
Read excerpts from Pope John Paul II's new encyclical on the Holy Rosary.

Mary's Holy Rosary - The Scourge of Satan
by Father Gino Burresi
Father Gino Burresi lived near Rome, at San Vittorino, where Our Lady of Fatima appeared to him. This holy man, who bears in his body the five wounds of Christ, calls the Rosary "the scourge of satan" and declares that we must meet the arms of violence with the arms of prayer. Read more about what Father Burresi has to say about the value of the Rosary.

A Gift from Heaven
by Father Stefano Manelli
Sister Lucy of Fatima tells us in short that "in our time the Blessed Virgin gave an added efficacy to the Holy Rosary, so that there is no problem, material or spiritual, national or international, that cannot be solved with the Rosary and our sacrifices." This article gives examples of souls saved and sanctified through this powerful gift.

No Sword Like It
by Reverend Lawrence Underdonk, C.Ss.R.
Our Lady has given us a weapon with which to fight satan and his enticements: it is the Rosary, the sword of the Woman Who crushes the head of satan with Her heel.

Sister Lucy Speaks on the Rosary
Read what Sister Lucy had to say regarding the power of the Holy Rosary, in her authentic December 26, 1957 interview with Father Fuentes.

Arm of Peace
by Father P. Leite, S.J.
This article was published in Christ to the World with the imprimatur of the Vicarate of Rome. Through many notable examples, Father Leite depicts the Rosary as an arm of peace, necessary today as a protection against the many imminent moral and physical dangers that threaten us.

I Witnessed the Rosary Miracle
by Stephen Wells
A man who was stationed in Austria during the time of its military occupation after WWII describes the miraculous withdrawal of Russian troops due to the Austrians' faith and devotion to the Rosary.

Rosary Recitation Before the Blessed Sacrament Approved
Though there have been objections that it is not proper to recite the Rosary before the Blessed Sacrament, this practice was approved by Pope Leo XIII as well as by the present Pope, John Paul II.

The Prayers of the Rosary
Provided here are the texts of all of the vocal prayers needed to pray the Holy Rosary.

54-Day Rosary Novena
Learn the power of the 54-day Rosary Novena, which uses the 15 Mysteries of the Rosary, and how to pray it.

The Mysteries of the Rosary
This list of the fifteen mysteries of the Rosary, each accompanied by a brief description and a photo of the mystery, will aid you in meditating as you pray your Rosary.

15 Promises for Praying the Most Holy Rosary
Our Lady gave these fifteen invaluable promises to those who pray the Rosary daily.

Block Rosary - You Can Do This
The "Block Rosary Movement", which gathers individuals and families by blocks of houses to recite the Rosary together, is a remarkable movement which might well become a new instrument of evangelization in view of its spirit and enthusiasm.

Is Your Family Protected?
by Mary Michele
With all that is going on in the Church and the world, many people believe we are living in the End Times. In 1917, Our Lady of Fatima warned us of the coming chastisement and how to prepare for it. We need protection for our families, and Our Lady has given us what we need to survive what is to come: Her Rosary.

Rosary Intentions
by Joseph Cain
Saint Louis de Montfort tells us: "Take great care to avoid the pitfalls that most people fall into during the Rosary … the danger of not asking for any graces at all. So, whenever you say your Rosary, be sure to ask for some special grace." This article contains suggested intentions for each Mystery of the Rosary.

Dear Mary, I Love You
This poem was sent in by one of our readers, to help you become more devoted to the Blessed Mother.

The Faithful Abandoned
by Father Nicholas Gruner, S.T.L., S.T.D. (Cand.)
Many true Catholics these days increasingly see themselves without help and without any apparent solution, as they see many Church officials and organizations and individual Catholics falling by the wayside of the world. Perplexed Catholics must remember that Our Lady said: “In the end, My Immaculate Heart will Triumph!”, as this article explains.

Petition to Our Holy Father
Time is running out, if we want to avoid the “annihilation of nations”. Pope Pius XII has told us that petitions work, so we must make it known to the Holy Father that we urgently request the Consecration of Russia as requested by Our Lady of Fatima.

Ideals of the Crusade of Mary Immaculate
Extracts from the writings of St. Maximilian Marie Kolbe
These extracts from the writings of Saint Maximilian Kolbe teach us that through Mary Immaculate we can become great saints and that, in a very easy way!

Help Us Spread the Fatima Message!

Why Should You Become a Volunteer For Our Lady?

Why We Need the Rosary ... NOW! (Special Supplement)
As the news stories printed here indicate, the world stands on the brink of a terrifying war, the Catholic Church suffers continual harassment in Russia, and the Church Herself is in alarming decline due to the modernistic trends that have swept through the Church over the last 40 years. There is no greater and more immediately available remedy for all the evils that afflict mankind and the Church than the daily recitation of the Rosary, which Our Lady requested again and again at Fatima. Now, more than ever, we need the Rosary!

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