Monday 31 August 2020

The Message and Prayers of Fatima - Donal Anthony Foley - CTS Prayers and Devotions

The Message and Prayers of Fatima
Prayers and Devotions
Donal Anthony Foley
Timothy Tindal-Robertson
Catholic Truth Society
ISBN 9781784691394
eISBN 9781784692193
ASIN B072BC3178
CTS Booklet D812

Over the last few years, I have read over 150 volumes from the CTS. I have read books from many series. And many authors. Lately I have read several books that are part of the CTS Devotions and Prayer Series. I have read many in the CTS Biographies and also Saints of the Isles Series, and the Great Saints Series. Prior to that I had only ever read two other books from the CTS and it was by Donal Anthony Foley, Apparitions of Mary, a wonderful volume I picked up on retreat almost 14 years ago.

This is the third volume I have read by Donal Anthony Foley. This book was first published in 2016 and the eBook was released in 2017. It was published for the 100th Anniversary of Fatima. The description of the book is:

“Our Lady’s appeal in 1917 to the three shepherd children of Fatima, for prayer for peace and for a deep conversion of heart, rings out from the site of her apparitions at the world-famous shrine with greater relevance than ever for the people of our times. This is explained in the concise summary of the remarkable developments that have continued up to the present time, which accompanies the Fatima prayers and devotions together with other Marian prayers and reflections that are included in this eBook.”

And the chapters are:
The Centenary of Our Lady of Fatima, 1917-2017 written by Timothy Tindal-Robertson
Fatima Prayers and Devotions compiled by Donal Anthony Foley
Our Lady of Fatima and the Rosary
Acts of Consecration and Reparation
Other Marian Prayers
Novenas to Our Lady of Fatima
Fatima and Immaculate Heart Litanies
Fatima Hymns

The beginning of the Introduction states:

“The 13th May 2017 is the centenary of Our Lady’s first apparition at Fatima. One hundred years later, it is clear that as a result of recent developments with regard to Our Lady’s message, it has become more relevant than ever, both for the well-being of the Church today as well as for the development of its mission for the salvation of mankind in the years that lie ahead.”

The centenary of Fatima is now a few years behind us. But the message of Fatima and the prayers are just as important today. The collection of prayers are wonderful. This is one of the smallest books I have seen from the Catholic Truth Society. In comes in at 64 pages in the print edition. 

This is a fantastic little volume. Well worth picking up. 

Note: This book is part of a series of reviews: 2020 Catholic Reading Plan! For other reviews of books from the Catholic Truth Society click here.

For reviews of other books in the CTS Devotions series click here.

Books by Donal Anthony Foley:
Christian Living: The Spirituality of the Foyers of Charity
The Message and Prayers of Fatima
Understanding Medjugorje: Heavenly Visions or Religious Illusion?
Marian Apparitions, the Bible, and the Modern World
Medjugorje Revisited: 30 Years of Visions or Religious Fraud?


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