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From Fatima to Waltham and back!Maureen Crowley Heil

These last few weeks have felt like "All Fatima! All the time!" for us here in the Mission Office! And what a delightful time it has been as we have drawn ever closer to the Blessed Mother by concentrating ...

Fatima Calling us to Hope and Peace Maureen Crowley Heil

In her July 13, 1917 apparition to three shepherd children at Fatima in Portugal, the Blessed Mother spoke of a message of prayer and hope. She told the children to "Continue to say the Rosary every day ...

Pray for Peace with Fatima and the Propagation of the FaithMaureen Crowley Heil

On August 9th, at Our Lady Comforter of the Afflicted Parish in Waltham, The Society for the Propagation of the Faith will host a private, benefit, screening of the new movie "Fatima". Thanks to the generosity ...

Witness the Miracle of Fatima! Maureen Crowley Heil

The Society for the Propagation of the Faith cordially invites you to attend the contact-free, drive-in premiere screening of "Fatima", the movie, to benefit the missions, and enter to win an all-inclusive ...

Thank You, Sisters!Maureen Crowley Heil

A few years ago, the social media world celebrated "Thank a Nun Day". The internet was full of pictures, with the hashtag #ThankaNunDay. I thought, "It's about time!" Quite often in the missions, it ...

Walking with Children in the Missions Maureen Crowley Heil

We are very grateful to all the Catholic Schools and Parish Faith Formation programs that walked with us this school year in our efforts to help all children in the missions know how much God loves them! ...

Prayerful Solidarity with the Whole WorldMaureen Crowley Heil

According to Merriam-Webster Dictionary, the word solidarity comes from the Latin word solidum, or whole sum and the French word solidaire, or characterized by solidarity. We know the English word to ...

A Vision for the Missions Maureen Crowley Heil

The year was 1822 and France was still reeling from the aftereffects of its own Revolution. A young woman named Pauline Marie Jaricot had a vision. In it, she saw two oil lamps; one was empty and the ...