Our Lady of Fatima Guides Our Advent Prayers, by Donna-Marie Cooper O’Boyle

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By Donna-Marie Cooper O’Boyle, Catholic Exchange, Nov. 23, 2021

Donna-Marie Cooper O’Boyle is a Catholic wife, mother of five, grandmother, speaker, catechist, and EWTN TV host of “Everyday Blessings for Catholic Moms,” “Catholic Mom’s Café,” and “Feeding Your Family’s Soul.”  …

Editor’s note: This article is from a reflection in Advent with Our Lady of Fatima, which is available from Sophia Institute Press.

My impression is that the Rosary is of the greatest value not only according to the words of Our Lady of Fatima, but according to the effects of the Rosary one sees throughout history. My impression is that Our Lady wanted to give ordinary people, who might not know how to pray, this simple method of getting closer to God. — Sr. Lucia dos Santos

The Blessed Mother’s great love and concern for her children was displayed in her appearances to the three young shepherd children at Fatima. Our Lady came down from heaven to give the world a warning and to plead for prayers from the faithful.

Lucia dos Santos, the oldest of the three visionaries of the apparitions, became the spokesperson for the three children. …

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