The National Blue Army Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima, Washington, New Jersey

World Apostolate of Fatima, Mountain View Road East, Asbury, New Jersey, Združene države Amerike

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The National Blue Army Shrine 

The National Blue Army Shrine of the Immaculate Heart of Mary is a Catholic Shrine dedicated to the message of Our Lady of Fatima located in Washington, NJ.

The Blue Army Shrine is operated by the World Apostolate of Fatima USA,  a public association of the faithful. This Apostolate is the only Catholic organisation in the world authorised by the Church to learn, live and spread the message of Our Lady of Fatima.

Our Lady came to Fatima to save the souls of her children from hell in the eternal order, and to bring peace to their world in the temporal.

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The core of her message can be expressed in three simple sentences:

  1. Addressing the eternal order, she told us that hell exists and that souls are being lost to it because there is no one to make reparation for their sins.
  2. Speaking of the temporal, she said that war is a consequence of sin.
  3. The salvation of souls and the attainment of world peace require the conversion of sinners. “People must stop offending God because He is already so much offended.” [10-13-1917]

Almost everything else she said, the things she asked us to do, and her prophecies predicated on the nature of our response relate, either directly or indirectly, to these three fundamental elements.

The Blue Army Shrine

The roof of the Shrine represents Mary’s mantle flowing over and protecting her children. The bronze statue of the Immaculate Heart of Mary holding out the Rosary and the Scapular rises 145 feet from the chapel level. The heart of the Shrine is our Eucharistic Lord present in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel on the lower level.

THE HOLY HOUSE
The Holy House was dedicated in 1973 and is the heart of the Our Lady of Fatima Retreat Center. The original Holy House, the home of the Holy Family is enshrined in Loreto, Italy. Stones from the actual Holy House in Italy were pulverized and added to the mortar used to construct the Holy House Chapel. The Chapel is the same size as the original Holy House and is constructed similarly. Sister Lucia’s last vision is replicated in the Chapel, and a wood statue of St. Joseph as he appeared at Fatima during the Miracle of the Sun is also there greeting pilgrims. Pope John XXIII had a sign placed above the Holy House in Loreto saying, “This is the holiest place on earth.”

Blue Army Shrine

THE CAPELINHA
The Capelinha at the Shrine is one of only two exact replicas of the Chapel built at Fatima on the site of Our Lady’s apparitions. “Capelinha” is a Portuguese word meaning “little chapel.” In her August 1917 apparition at Fatima, Our Lady requested that a chapel be built on the spot where she appeared. The Pilgrim Virgin Statue in the Capelinha at the Shrine is a replica of the miraculous Pilgrim Virgin Statue carried in procession at Fatima. It was generously donated by the Catholic Portuguese community.

THE ROSARY GARDEN AND OTHER OUTDOOR SHRINES
Welcome to a little slice of the Garden State that brings the mysteries of the Rosary to life! Each mystery is represented in a unique setting that connects visitors to God’s nature and adds a new dimension to prayer and meditation.

THE GIFT SHOP
Visitors to the Shrine are welcome to visit the Gift Shop located down the hall from the Blessed Sacrament Chapel. The Gift Shop offers a large selection of rosaries, medals, books, statues and many other religious items, many hand made in Fatima.

Blue Army Shrine

OUTDOOR SHRINES
In addition to the other religious sites located on the property, the Shrine also offers visitors a number of other outdoor shrines and holy spots for quiet reflection and group prayer. Included on the grounds are:

  • Blue Army Cemetery and the graves of Msgr. Colgan, John Haffert and Mother Mary Stanislaus
  • Stations of the Cross
  • St. Francis of Assisi shrine
  • St. Pio of Pietrelcina shrine
  • Angel of Peace statue
  • Angel of the United States gracing the reflecting pond on Marion Way statue
  • Our Lady of Fatima and the Three Shepherd Children statue
  • Ss. Joachim and Anne statues
  • St. Anne of Lisieux statue
  • Byzantine Icons on the Marian Way
  • Holy Family Candle House

Our Lady of Fatima

  • She asks for the daily offering of prayer, penance and sacrifice in reparation for sin and for the conversion of sinnersSee top 15 Catholic shrines in the world
  • Her request that we pray the rosary every day is aimed at both reparation for sin andworld peace.
  • Wearing the brown scapular of Our Lady of Mount Carmel and living the consecration it signifies effectively disposes us toward the honoring of her requests.
  • Practicing the 1st Saturday Communions of Reparation devotion makes available the graces necessary for the salvation souls at the moment of their death.
  • The conversion of Russia will lead to the salvation of many souls and make an enormous contribution toward the attainment of world peaceSee more Catholic Shrines and pilgrimages in North America

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Our Lady’s Fatima Requests

  1. Daily offer to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, through the Immaculate Heart of Mary, the sacrifices demanded by the  duties required of your state in life, as well as whatever hardships and difficulties God permits to touch your life, in reparation for your own sins, for the sins of others, and for the conversion of all sinners. In other words, “offer it up.” This expression which so many of us were taught by our parents isn’t heard much these days. Sister Lucia considered the living out of this disposition the most fundamental and important practical, everyday response to Fatima.
  2. Pray part of the Rosary daily while meditating on the Mysteries in reparation for sin, for the conversion of sinners, and for world peace.
  3. Wear the Brown Scapular of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel as both a sign and a reminder of your consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, and as a protection against the snares of Satan.
  4. Practice the devotion of the Communion of Reparation on the first Saturday of each month which has come to be popularly known as the 1st Saturday Devotion .
  5. Contribute to the establishment of devotion to The Immaculate Heart of Mary in the world by spreading the Message of Fatima to others.

The honouring of all of these requests taken collectively and derivatives thereof  constitutes the devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary which Our Lady told Lucia God desired.

The National Blue Army Shrine of the Immaculate Heart of Mary is a Catholic Shrine dedicated to the message of Our Lady of Fatima located at 674 Mountain View Road, Washington, NJ. It is operated by the World Apostolate of Fatima USA,  a public association of the faithful. This Apostolate is the only Catholic organisation in the world authorised by the Church to learn, live and spread the message of Our Lady of Fatima.

The Shirne is located on over 150 acres that rise over the scenic Musconetcong River valley in the farm country of western New Jersey. It is about an hour west of New york City and 70 miles northeast of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

The National Blue Army Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima, dedicated to The Immaculate Heart of Mary, was built in 1978 as a response to this question Our Lord asked of Sister Lucia: “What is being done to spread devotion to the Immaculate Heart of My Mother?”

The roof of the Shrine represents Mary’s mantle flowing over and protecting her children. The bronze statue of the Immaculate Heart of Mary holding out the Rosary and the Scapular rises 145 feet from the chapel level. The heart of the Shrine is our Eucharistic Lord present in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel on the lower level.

THE HOLY HOUSE
The Holy House was dedicated in 1973 and is the heart of the Our Lady of Fatima Retreat Center. The original Holy House, the home of the Holy Family is enshrined in Loreto, Italy. Stones from the actual Holy House in Italy were pulverized and added to the mortar used to construct the Holy House Chapel. The Chapel is the same size as the original Holy House and is constructed similarly. Sister Lucia’s last vision is replicated in the Chapel, and a wood statue of St. Joseph as he appeared at Fatima during the Miracle of the Sun is also there greeting pilgrims. Pope John XXIII had a sign placed above the Holy House in Loreto saying, “This is the holiest place on earth.”

THE CAPELINHA
The Capelinha at the Shrine is one of only two exact replicas of the Chapel built at Fatima on the site of Our Lady’s apparitions. “Capelinha” is a Portuguese word meaning “little chapel.” In her August 1917 apparition at Fatima, Our Lady requested that a chapel be built on the spot where she appeared. The Pilgrim Virgin Statue in the Capelinha at the Shrine is a replica of the miraculous Pilgrim Virgin Statue carried in procession at Fatima. It was generously donated by the Catholic Portuguese community.

THE ROSARY GARDEN AND OTHER OUTDOOR SHRINES
Welcome to a little slice of the Garden State that brings the mysteries of the Rosary to life! Each mystery is represented in a unique setting that connects visitors to God’s nature and adds a new dimension to prayer and meditation.

THE GIFT SHOP
Visitors to the Shrine are welcome to visit the Gift Shop located down the hall from the Blessed Sacrament Chapel. The Gift Shop offers a large selection of rosaries, medals, books, statues and many other religious items, many hand made in Fatima.

OUTDOOR SHRINES
In addition to the other religious sites located on the property, the Shrine also offers visitors a number of other outdoor shrines and holy spots for quiet reflection and group prayer. Included on the grounds are:

  • Blue Army Cemetery and the graves of Msgr. Colgan, John Haffert and Mother Mary Stanislaus
  • Stations of the Cross
  • St. Francis of Assisi shrine
  • St. Pio of Pietrelcina shrine
  • Angel of Peace statue
  • Angel of the United States gracing the reflecting pond on Marion Way statue
  • Our Lady of Fatima and the Three Shepherd Children statue
  • Ss. Joachim and Anne statues
  • St. Anne of Lisieux statue
  • Byzantine Icons on the Marian Way
  • Holy Family Candle House

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