Our Lady of La Salette

Models in Responding to the Message of Fatima

"Our Lady of Fatima" (detail) by Chambers

There is so much about the occurrences in Fatima a century ago that should provoke wonder. If the Mother of God was going to be permitted to appear on earth to echo her Son’s call to conversion, prayer, and sacrifice, if she was going to reveal in symbolic visions the reality of Hell, the ascent of Bolshevik communism, the dawn […]

Small Town Mary: Our Lady of La Salette

The Shrine of Our Lady of La Salette in French Alps

In the 1980s, when I was growing up in a small town in Ohio, there was a popular song that we all loved.  It glorified life in a small town and made us feel that we were something special because we didn’t have all the conveniences of urbanity.  We could forget that we had a forty-five-minute drive to “civilization” and […]