Pastoral Marian Organizations in the United States

In 1995 the Marian Library contacted Pastoral Marian Organizations in the United States that work with the laity.  This document gives a summary description of each organization that responded to our inquiry, and the materials that the Marian Library has available concerning each group.  We thank those organizations who have provided updated materials and links to their websites.

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A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W XYZ

  A
The Anawim Community
The Apostleship of Prayer
The Apostolate Alliance of the Two Hearts
Apostolate for Family Consecration
Apostolate for Perpetual Adoration
Apostolate of Christian Renewal
Apostolate of Holy Motherhood
Association for the Arch of Triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary
Association of Marian Helpers
Association of the Miraculous Medal
As the Spirit Leads
B
Behold Thy Mother Prayer Center
Bellwether, Contemplative Formation Center
The Blue Army (World Apostolate of Fatima)
C
Caritas of Birmingham
Lay Carmelite Order
Catholic Faith in Action
The Cenacle of Our Lady of Divine Providence
Center for the Queen of Peace
The Central Association of the Miraculous Medal
Closer Walk Ministries
Come Alive Communications

Cordi-Marian Missionary Sisters
D
Delaware Marian Movement
E
Epiphany Formation, Inc./Medjugorje Magazine
F
Faithful and True of New Hampshire
Family of Mary Office
The Family Rosary
Fatima Center
Fatima Family Apostolate
Father Kolbe Missionaries of the Immaculata
First Saturdays
101 Foundation
Friends of Medjugorje
Friends of the Cross Communications
G
Gospa Missions
H
Hearts of Jesus and Mary
I
International Cord Rosary Center
J
St. Joseph Provincial House
Joyful Lambs of the Hearts and Mary
K
Keep the Faith, Inc.
L
Legion of Mary The Lourdes Center
M
Madonna's Center (serving teens "with child")
Marian Center In Joy Valley
Marian Communications, Ltd.
Marian Movement of Priests
Marian Renewal Ministry
Marian Sisters of the Diocese of Lincoln
The Mary Foundation
M.A.R.Y. Ministries
Mary's Children
Mary's Media Foundation Mary's Touch
Marytown
Men of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary
Merciful Mother Association
Militia of the Immaculata National Center
The Mir Group
The Missionaries of Our Mother of the Eucharist
Mother of God Community
N
O
Oblate Missionaries of Mary Immaculate
Order of the Sacred and Immaculate Hearts of Jesus and Mary
Our Lady of Light Foundation
Our Lady of Unity Apostolate
Our Lady of Victory Missionary Sisters
Our Lady's Guard of Honor
Our Lady's Rosary Makers
Our Loving Mother's Children
Our Mother Queen of Peace, Marian Coalition
P
Pittsburgh Center for Peace
Presentation Ministries
Project Mercy
Pro Maria Committee
Q
Queen of All Hearts
Queen of Peace Apostolate
Queen of Peace Ministry
R
Radio Maria
Respond Ministry
Rosary Confraternity Center
S
Sacred Hearts Retreat Center
St. Benedict Center
St. Joseph Covenant Keepers
Schoenstatt (Apostolic Movement)
The Secular Order of Discalced Carmelites
Secular Order of the Servants of Mary (Servites)
Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary
Shepherds of Christ
Signs and Wonders of the Times
Spirit and the Word
T
Third Order of Mary-Marist Laity
U
Universal Living Rosary Association of Saint Philomena
V
W
Weible Columns Medjugorje Center
XYZ


THE ANAWIM COMMUNITY

Contact Information:

Anawim Community, 122 East First Street, Corning, NY 14830. e-mail: corning@anawim.com; P: (607) 936-4965; F: (607) 936-0207.

Anawim Community, PO Box 207, Oxford, NJ 07863-0207. e-mail: oxford@anawim.com P: (908) 453-3886 F: (908) 453-3786.

Anawim Community, 17 Marcus Aurelius Street, BF Resort Village, Las Pinas City, Philippines. e-mail: manila@anawim.com P: 011-63-2-872-2021

The Anawim Community was founded in 1975 as a community of laity and priests with the mission to reflect the spirit of the poor of God and to echo Mary's fiat.  The Anawim community has two branches of membership: Covenant and Associate.  The spirituality is shared through the pilgrim Icon of Our Lady of the Liturgical Life which depicts the liturgical mysteries contained within the heart of Mary.

Materials:

  • 1) The Anawim Community brochure
  • 2) Prayer cards of Queen Mother, Our Lady of the Liturgical Life and The Eucharistic Heart of Mary [see below]
Queen Mother
Our Lady of the Liturgical Life
The Eucharistic Heart of Mary
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THE APOSTLESHIP OF PRAYER

National Office, 3211 South Lake Drive Suite 216, Milwaukee, WI 53233

P: 414.486.1132
F: 414.486.1159
Website: apostleshipofprayer.org
Email: info@apostleshipofprayer.org

An international league of Christian Hearts united with the Heart of Jesus to obtain the triumph of the Church and the salvation of souls; founded in 1844 (papal approbation in 1861) in France by the Jesuit, Father Gautrelet; belief in the power of prayer, especially when praying in groups and united with the Heart of Jesus; includes a special devotion to the Sorrowful Heart of Mary and the rosary.

Materials:

  • 1)The Apostleship of Prayer (Box 809.A9 R313) by Henri Ramiere, S.J. in library.
  • 2) 1995 letter with a general description of its program, and a list of resources.
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THE APOSTOLATE ALLIANCE OF THE TWO HEARTS

National Coordinating Center, 570 Main St., Rear; Hyannis, MA. 02601

Founded in 1993 as an alliance of apostolates (religious and lay) which promote devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary; a united evangelizing effort to promote a spirituality with the two key elements of consecration and reparation; national center publishes books and distributes religious articles.

Materials:

  • 1) Book, The Apostolate Alliance of the Two Hearts.
  • 2) Alliance of the Hearts of Jesus and Mary: International Conference, 1987 Manila, Philippines (Marian Library stacks).
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APOSTOLATE FOR FAMILY CONSECRATION

3375 Rd 36; Bloomingdale, OH 43910

800.77.FAMILY / (800.773.2645)
740.765.3300
Website: familyland.org

Produces catechetical and evangelization resources for family consecration and education; sponsors a yearly Marian conference; apostolate headquarters include the John Paul II Holy Family Center.

Materials:

  • 1) Resource brochures.
  • 2) Marian Library video #081, Apostolate for Family Consecration.
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APOSTOLATE FOR PERPETUAL ADORATION

P.O. Box 3116, Elmira, NY 14905

P: 607.737.7022

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APOSTOLATE OF CHRISTIAN RENEWAL

411 First St., Fillmore, CA. 93015

Apostolate of Father Luke Zimmer, SS. CC.; includes Holy Family Home of Peace; publishes The Christian Renewal News (monthly twelve-page newspaper); promotes devotion to the Holy Spirit and the Hearts of Jesus and Mary.

Materials:

  • 1) Copy of The Christian Renewal News.
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THE APOSTOLATE OF HOLY MOTHERHOOD

c/o Dr. Mark Miravalle, P.O. Box 4625, Steubenville, OH. 43952

A spiritual movement of Marian consecration and spirituality for mothers, based on the messages of Our Lord and Our Blessed Mother to an anonymous visionary, and published in the book, The Apostolate of Holy Motherhood (1991).

Materials:

  • 1) Response to questions.
  • 2) Book, The Apostolate of Holy Motherhood.
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ASSOCIATION FOR THE TRIUMPH OF THE IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY AND INTERNATIONAL SHRINE OF THE HOLY INNOCENTS

43 Court St., Ste. 600, Buffalo, NY 14202. (716) 856-1300 (FAX-1494) (Toll Free: 1-866-205-6512)

On January 16, 2001, The Association for The Arch of Triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary and International Shrine of the Holy Innocents, a not-for-profit New York corporation, was formed in Buffalo, New York.   As described in detail in our Prospectus, the Associationís purpose is to build a truly world-class, globally-significant shrine, to be located on the shore of Lake Erie adjacent to downtown Buffalo.  The shrine will feature primarily a monumental, ascendable, golden triumphal arch, The Arch of Triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, to be the world's tallest monument measuring seven-hundred feet to the tip of the golden Cross that will surmount its peak (seven being the mystical number of perfection, as Mary represents the perfection of humanity).

ArchofTriumph.org

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ASSOCIATION OF MARIAN HELPERS

Eden Hill, Stockbridge, MA. 01263

P: 800.462.7426
Website: marian.org/amh

Founded in 1944 to support the spiritual and material works in the Congregation of the Marians of the Immaculate Conception (founded 1673).  The association produces and distributes Catholic literature, videos, and audio tapes.  They have a quarterly magazine, and a monthly newsletter for those who join the 13th of the Month Club (Fatima focus).  They promote devotion to the Divine Mercy as encouraged by Blessed Faustina Kowalska.  The Shrine of the Divine Mercy is on the grounds of the association's headquarters.  The association promotes the role of Mary, the ministry of intercession, and the proclamation of the Divine Mercy.

Materials:

  • 1) Leaflet on the history/goals of the Congregation of Marians and the Association of Marian Helpers.
  • 2) Association Magazine, Bulletin.
  • 3) 13th of the Month Club newsletters.
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THE ASSOCIATION OF THE MIRACULOUS MEDAL

1811 West St. Joseph St., Perryville, MO. 63775_1398

P: 800.264.MARY / (800.264.6279)
     573.347.2508
F: 573.347.1398
Email: ammfather@amm.org

Apostolate of the Midwest Province of the Congregation of the Mission (Vincentians) located at the National Shrine of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal; publishes the monthly The Association of the Miraculous Medal Bulletin (four pages).

Materials:

  • 1) Copy of The Association of the Miraculous Medal Bulletin.
  • 2) Materials about the shrine can be found in the document Marian Shrines in the United States - Materials Collected (JR95474:BH).
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AS THE SPIRIT LEADS

P.O. Box 400, Lincoln University, PA 19352

A Catholic radio ministry in the Philadelphia area founded in 1984; reputation for spreading Marian devotion and defending the faith; leading exciting, Spirit-filled pilgrimages to holy places around the world.

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BEHOLD THY MOTHER PRAYER CENTER

708 Rio Grande St., Suite 200, Austin TX. 78701. P: (512) 474-2744

Founded by Tom Collins, an attorney, in 1992 (a Protestant who converted to Catholicism after visiting Medjugorje); focus on prayer and promoting Marian topics.  The center coordinates a monthly Cenacle of Prayer, sponsors speakers on Marian related topics, publishes a brief monthly newsletter with messages from Medjugorje and Estela Ruiz of Phoenix (Our Lady of the Americas).  The Center describes itself as "for all faiths," trying to be ecumenical.  It works with Marian groups in the Austin area.

Materials:

  • 1) Newsletter
  • 2) Educational material: Marian Apparitions and Devotion--It's All in the Bible! by Tom Collins.
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BELLWETHER, CONTEMPLATIVE FORMATION CENTER

Intercessors of the Lamb, 4014 North Post Rd., Omaha, NE. 68112

P: 402.453.3262
Email: bellwether@novia.net
Website: cmswr.org

The Intercessors of the Lamb are an Association of the Christian Faithful with branches for priests (servant), religious (hermit), and laity (companion) founded in 1984 by Sr. Nadine Brown.  Their mission focuses on living and teaching contemplative spirituality, intercessory prayer and spiritual warfare.  All members are consecrated to Mary with the de Montfort consecration.  The center offers a contemplative and intercessory prayer formation program.  It promotes a National Intercessory Prayer Network, and sponsors the weekly Our Lady Queen of Peace Prayer Service, days of intercession, all-night vigils, weekends of Renewal in the Holy Spirit, intercessory prayer leadership weekends, spiritual warfare leadership seminars, an annual National Conference on Intercessory Prayer, parish missions, and establishes intercessory prayer circles for parishes, homes offices.

Materials:

  • 1) Brochures and newsletter.
  • 2) Pamphlet on the three branches of the Intercessors of the Lamb.
  • 3) Marian devotions and prayers booklet.
  • 4) List of audio tapes.
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THE BLUE ARMY (WORLD APOSTOLATE OF FATIMA)

674 Mountain View Road East, PO Box 976; Washington, NJ 07882

P: 908.689.1700
Email: service@bluearmy.com
Website: wafusa.org

An international movement responding to the requests of the Blessed Virgin Mary at Fatima; promote the daily rosary, wearing the brown scapular, first Saturday devotions, prayer and sacrifice making reparation to Mary's Immaculate Heart; publishes Soul magazine and many other materials.

Materials:

  • 1) Booklet on the message of Fatima.
  • 2) Leaflet on the Fatima Pledge and Our Guardian Angels.
  • 3) 1994 Catalogue of books, tapes and videos.
  • 4) The Marian Library receives Soul magazine and Hearts Aflame teen magazine.
  • 5) Marian Library audio tapes 197, 285, 303, 341.
  • 6) World Apostolate of Fatima Manual (1993) being processed for the Marian Library.
  • 7) Catechesis: The Mission of the World Apostolate of Fatima (1993) by Father John Hardon, S.J. in Marian Library.
  • 8) National Fatima Symposium, Exploring Fatima (1989) in Marian Library (BT 660.F3 E9 1989).
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CARITAS OF BIRMINGHAM

100 Our Lady Queen of Peace Dr., Sterret, AL. 35147. Phone (205) 672-2000

Website: caritasofbirmingham.org/home.htm

Two or three times a year publishes a fifty-page newspaper (220,000 circulation) with messages from Medjugorje, articles on the messages, and other Marian articles, especially about apparitions; sells books and tapes and promotes pilgrimages to Medjugorje.

Materials:

  • 1) The Marian Library has copies of the newspaper, Caritas of Birmingham.

Note: Please see the 1999 episcopal statement from the local bishop regarding Caritas of Birmingham.

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LAY CARMELITE ORDER

Aylesford Carmelite Center, 8501 Bailey Rd., Darien, IL. 60561

P: 630.969.5050
F: 630.969.7319
Email: genlee4@aol.com

Lay Carmelite groups have always been associated with the Carmelite Order; there are 250 lay Carmelite communities in the U.S. and Canada who share in the Carmelite charism of seeking God in contemplative prayer, a community of faith, hope and love and in a spirit of service to God and the human family, drawing inspiration from the Virgin Mary and the prophet Elijah; special devotion to the brown scapular.

Materials:

  • 1) Brochure on lay Carmelite materials.
  • 2) Newsletter.
  • 3) Carmel's Call, Manual for Members of the Lay Carmelite Order (1991).
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CATHOLIC FAITH IN ACTION

P.O. Box 429, Slidell, LA. 70459-0429

Ministry founded by Bob and Penny Lord (1986), and the community they are part of; includes a Communication Center that publishes books, audio and video tapes, The Good Newsletter (quarterly, twenty-five pages of newsprint), sponsors pilgrimages to Medjugorje and many Marian shrines; the center offers many courses in Catholic teaching; Conference speakers.

Materials:

  • 1) Copy of The Good Newsletter.
  • 2) Marian Library has a series of videos on Marian shrines from them.

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THE CENACLE OF OUR LADY OF DIVINE PROVIDENCE

702 Bayview Ave., Clearwater, FL. 33759-4215

P: 727.724.9505
F: 727.724.9421
Email: cenacleofourlady@divineprovidence.org
Website: divineprovidence.org/index.cfm

Ministry of the Marian Servants of Divine Providence, an approved Catholic lay association of the diocese of St. Petersburg; includes a retreat center, the Living His Life Abundantly media ministry, and a School of Lay Spirituality.  The school bears three distinct charisms: 1) A love of the Holy Spirit, the use of the gifts, and promulgation of devotion to the Holy Spirit; 2) A deep devotion to Mary as our model, Spouse and Temple of the Holy Spirit; 3) A commitment to educate and call forth the laity to a life of obedience, holiness and service in the Church.

Materials:

  • 1) Brochure on the School of Lay Spirituality.
  • 2) The Marian Library has the video, The Road Home: Medjugorje-The Signpost from Living His Life Abundantly media ministry.
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CENTER FOR THE QUEEN OF PEACE

3350 Highway 6, Ste. 412, Sugar Land, TX. 77478

P: 281.243.9622

The Center promotes Medjugorje and other Marian apparitions; seeks to defend the Catholic faith; and introduce young people to good Catholic literature.  They sell Catholic books, videos and music.  They promote a free video presentation every Sunday (English and Spanish), usually on Medjugorje or other Marian apparitions, or a modern Catholic issue.  They also sponsor a weekly Marian prayer group.

Materials:

  • 1) Newsletter, The Mustard Seed.
  • 2) Sheets advertising various video presentations.
  • 3) List of books, videos, music.

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THE CENTRAL ASSOCIATION OF THE MIRACULOUS MEDAL

475 E. Chelten Ave., Philadelphia, PA. 19144-5785

P: 800.523.3674
 

The mission of the Central Association of the Miraculous Medal is to foster devotion to Mary, the Mother of God, through her Miraculous Medal and to support apostolic works on behalf of the poor.

Materials:

  • Free copy of the Miraculous Medal Magazine
  • Free Miraculous Medal
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CLOSER WALK MINISTRIES

PO Box 87279, Baton Rouge, LA 70879

P: 866.416.6401; 225.615.7085
F: 225.615.7086
Email: admin@closerwalkministries.com
Website: closerwalkministries.com

Founded in 1981 by Father Harold Cohen, S.J. consecrated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary in the desire of proclaiming the great mercy of God to the world through radio, television and print media in total loyalty to the Holy Father and the teachings of the Catholic Church.  Father Cohen is active in both the Marian Movement and the Charismatic Movement.

Materials:

  • 1) Brochure and copies of newsletters.
  • 2) Description sheet on Closer Walk Ministries and a biography of Father Harold Cohen, S.J.
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COME ALIVE COMMUNICATIONS

P.O. Box 1224, Linwood, PA. 19061

Website: comealiveusa.com

Founded in 1988 by Joseph and Bridget Hooker.  Joseph is a Catholic musician, singer/songwriter, who performs and speaks at Marian/Catholic conferences nationwide.  Bridget speaks on pro-life issues. Strongly influenced by Medjugorje; distribute, "miraculous photos" from Medjugorje, and tapes of their music (English and Spanish).  The Hookers travel and work with the "Say Yes to Jesus" Youth Apostolate.

Come Alive Communications is also a Catholic translation and interpretation service (Russian, Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, Italian, English, Chinese, and French); sponsors the We Are the People, Catholic Evangelization Apostolate.

348 Valley Road Suite 1, PO Box 436; West Grove, PA 19390

P: 610.869.3660
F: 610.869-7557
Email: info@catholictranslation.com
Website: catholictranslation.com

Materials:

  • 1) Booklet of photographs at Medjugorje with descriptions and an order form.
  • 2) History/description sheets about their ministry

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CORDI-MARIAN MISSIONARY SISTERS

11624 Culebra, #501. San Antonio, TX 78253

P: 210.798.8220
F: 210.798.8225
Email: info@cordi-marian.org
Website: cordi-marian.org

Alternate Contact Information:
P: 210.433.5064
Sister Alicia Macias M.C-M.
Email: mcmalicia@aol.com


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DELAWARE MARIAN MOVEMENT

P.O. Box 564, Claymont, DE. 19703

P: 302.798.5854

Founded in 1989 by K. Trzcinski after a trip to Medjugorje as an informal consortium of Marian groups including the Blue Army, Legion of Mary, Medjugorje Network of Delaware, Apostolatus Uniti and other individuals.  As a resource center, they disseminate information regarding messages of Medjugorje and other reliable apparitions/ locutions.  They also sponsor "mini" conferences and retreats.

Materials:

  • 1) Mission Statement.

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EPIPHANY FORMATION, INC. / MEDJUGORJE MAGAZINE

317 West Ogden Avenue; Westmont, IL 60339

P: 630.968.5268
Website: medjugormag.com/magazine.htm

Publishes the quarterly Medjugorje Magazine (eighty pages)

Materials:

  • 1) Copy of Medjugorje Magazine.

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FAITHFUL AND TRUE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

P.O. Box 206, North Haverhill, NH. 03774.

Publishes private revelations of various Roman Catholic seers and mystics (Medjugorje and many others, both past and present).

Materials:

  • 1) The Marian Library has copies of their seventy-five-page newsletter.

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FAMILY OF MARY OFFICE

Alumni Hall, University of Dayton, Dayton, OH. 45469-0300
Father Bertrand Buby S.M., (937) 229-3286

Lay groups associated with the Society of Mary (Marianists); includes both spiritual affiliate groups and lay apostolic communities.

Materials:

  • 1) Marianist Affiliation materials.
  • 2) Magazine for Marianist Affiliates, Charism.

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THE FAMILY ROSARY

518 Washington Street; North Easton, MA 02356.1200
P: 508.238.4095
F: 508.238.3953

16 Comell Avenue
Albany, NY 12203
P: 518.452.3082
F: 518.452.3956

Website: familyrosary.org

Founded by Father Patrick Peyton, C.S.C. in 1942 after his recovery from tuberculosis; focuses on getting families to pray together every day through the use of the rosary; promotes Family Rosary Crusades; includes Family Theatre Productions which seeks to strengthen families and foster prayer through the entertainment media.

Materials:

  • 1) Letter from National Director.
  • 2) Newsletter, Family Link.
  • 3) The Family Rosary Crusade Handbook and the Rosary Prayer Book.

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FATIMA CENTER

17000 State Route 30, Constable, NY 12926

12926. The founding center is: Fatima Center, 452 Kraft Rd., Fort Erie, Ontario L2A 4M7, Canada.  Promotes the message of Our Lady of Fatima; publishes books, pamphlets and The Fatima Crusader magazine; promotes international rosary crusade; original center founded in 1979 in Ontario, Canada by Father Nicholas Gruner.

Materials:

  • 1) The Marian Library receives The Fatima Crusader (example).
  • 2) Sheet on the fourteen Fatima Resolutions.
  • 3) Letter and magazine article on the second Fatima Bishops Conference for Peace in 1994.
  • 4) Booklet on the Fatima message and the Rosary Crusade.
  • 5) Book list and book, World Enslavement or Peace ... It's Up to the Pope by Father Nicholas Gruner.

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FATIMA FAMILY APOSTOLATE

P.O. Box 10646, St. Paul, MN 55110

P: 800.213.5541; 651.407.0635
F: 651.407.0636

Website: fatimafamily.org

Founded by Father Robert J. Fox in 1986 to promote the sanctification of the family and individuals with inspiration from the Fatima message; publishes the quarterly magazine, Fatima Family Messenger, and many books, audio-video albums and cassettes.  The apostolate has four major segments: 1. Married Marian couples; 2. Youth for Fatima; 3. Fatima Prayer Groups; 4. Suffering Members for the Conversion of One's Country.

Materials:

  • 1) Fatima Family Messenger magazine.
  • 2) Booklet, The Charter of the Fatima Family Apostolate.
  • 3) 1995 Catalog; descriptions of books and tapes.

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FATHER KOLBE MISSIONARIES OF THE IMMACULATA

531 East Merced Ave., West Covina, CA. 91790

P: 626.917.0040
Email: FKMinCAL@aol.com
Website: secularinstitutes.org/fkm.htm
kolbemission.org

A Secular Institute for Consecrated Women founded in 1954 by Father Luigi Faccenda, O.F.M. Conv., and receiving Pontifical approval in 1992; follow the Marian charism of St. Maximilian Kolbe of total consecration to Mary and an apostolate of evangelization; associates closely with the Militia of the Immaculata (lay Marian association), and in 1994 took over the directorship of the youth branch of the Militia; publishes bi-monthly magazine Spes Nostra for associates' families and youth.

Materials:

  • 1) Copies of Spes Nostra magazine.
  • 2) Brochure on YMI (Youth Mission of the Immaculata).
  • 3) Brochure on the Militia Immaculatae, and booklist.
  • 4) Articles about the Father Kolbe Missionaries.
  • 5) Children's coloring book story of Maximilian Kolbe.
  • 6) Books: A Heart Trained, St. Maximilian Kolbe, Symbiosis: Contemplation and Action, There Are Women and ... There Are Women, and One More Gift by Father Luigi Faccenda.

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FIRST SATURDAYS

P.O. Box 23, Baldwinsville, NY 13027

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101 FOUNDATION

P.O. Box 151, Asbury, NJ. 08802-0151

70 State Route 31 N; Washington, NJ 07882

P: 908.689.8792
F: 908.689.1957
Email: 101@101foundation.com
Website: www.101foundation.com

Founded in 1989 to spread Our Lady's messages, especially about Akita, Japan; quarterly eight-page newsletter.

Materials:

  • 1) twenty-three newsletters, The 101 Times, from 1989 until fall 1994.

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FRIENDS OF MEDJUGORJE

511 Southwood Lane , St. Joseph, MO 64506
P: (816) 279-4509
Email: bbartulica@gmail.com
Website: friendsofmedjugorje.com/

Sole U.S. distributor of the Medjugorje books of meditations by Father Tomislav Vlasic and Father Slavko Barbaric; includes the Jesus of Divine Mercy Book Shop, and the Queen of Peace Center which has adult and youth prayer groups; center and book shop are completely staffed by volunteers.

Materials:

  • 1) Friends of Medjugorje newsletter for their volunteers.
  • 2) List of books and four books (three English, one Spanish) by Father Tomislav Vlasic and Father Slavko Barbaric.

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FRIENDS OF THE CROSS COMMUNICATIONS

P.O. Box 1701, Grand Rapids, MI. 49501. P: (616) 752-7184

A group of Roman Catholics dedicated to communicate and preach the Word of God by using the apostolate of the press, radio, television, video and audio tapes, and lay evangelists who travel throughout the country preaching and teaching in the power of the Holy Spirit. The ministry is entrusted to the intercession of Mary, most holy, the Mother of God.

Materials:

  • 1) Monthly newsletter (four pages).

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GOSPA MISSIONS

230 East Main St., Evans City, PA. 16033

P: 724.538.3171
F: 724.538.8855
Website: gospa.org

A nonprofit organization established in 1990 for the purpose of evangelizing the world's people to the Catholic Church. It is dedicated to serving our Lord, spreading devotion to His Blessed Mother and general faith building.  They publish a twelve-page newsletter, Gospa Missions, which has Marian messages, prayers and devotions, basic Catholic doctrine, religious news, and advertising for religious items they sell through their religious store's catalog.  Their founder, Thomas Rutkowski, does many speaking engagements.  They sponsor retreats, pilgrimages, workshops, conferences, a radio program, and relief aid to benefit Croatia and Bosnia.  Gospa Missions also has twenty-two regional offices in North America, and one each in Croatia and Africa.  The offices are interconnected by a computer system.

Materials:

  • 1) Mission Statement
  • 2) Newsletter and picture of Jesus.
  • 3) Book, Apostles of the Last Days, by Thomas Rutkowski.

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HEARTS OF JESUS AND MARY

P.O. Box 3238, Dayton, OH. 45401.

Center promoting the two hearts and the Divine Mercy; First Saturday devotions; prayer groups and faith-sharing community; sponsors Association of Christian Therapists Region VI; Catholic study groups; family holy hours monthly; member of the Apostolic Alliance of the Two Hearts.

Materials:

  • 1) Newsletter, Triumph.

A Family of Mary and St. Padre Pio Faith-Sharing Community
P.O. Box 3238
Dayton, Ohio 45401-3238
The Hearts of Jesus and Mary Marianist Family Faith Sharing Community
meets every First Friday and First Saturday at St. Joseph Church; 411 East Second Street, Dayton, Ohio 45402 for noon Mass and joins in Communal Prayers of Reparation to the Sacred Heart of Jesus (First Friday) and the Sorrowful and Immaculate Hearts of Mary (First Saturday) after Mass. Sacrament of Reconciliation available 11:30-11:55 AM. This prayer community was originated in 1972 as a Padre Pio Prayer Group and became affiliated with the Marianist Family founded by Blessed William Joseph Chaminade in 1985.

All welcome.  For more information please write to the above address including your name, address, phone number and email address. Prayer sheets available. First Friday prayers include Consecration and Reparation Prayers to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Divine Mercy Chaplet. First Saturday Prayers include Scriptural Rosary, Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary and Fatima Prayers. For more information please write to the above address including your name, address, phone number and e mail address. All welcome.

MISSION: Reparation to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary, Evangelization, Scripture Sharing and Study; Intercessory Prayer, Healing Prayer, for the world, our city, communities, individuals. Promoting the Devotions and Theology of the Hearts of Jesus and Mary making them known, loved and served through the Home and Office Enthronement and Consecration of Individuals, Families, Schools and Parishes, Businesses.


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INTERNATIONAL CORD ROSARY CENTER

3900 W. Peterson Avenue; Chicago, IL 60659-3116

Website: felicianschicago.org/mission/otherministries.htm

Director: Sister Mary Imeldine

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KEEP THE FAITH, INC.

70 Lake Street; Ramsey, NJ 07446-2546

P: 201.327.5900
F: 201.327.7618
Website: keepthefaith.org/index.htm

A non-profit apostolate promoting the truths of the Catholic faith through books, video and audio tapes; includes many items about Mary, especially focusing on Fatima and the rosary.

Materials:

  • 1) The Marian Library has a series of Marian videos by them.
  • 2) Catalogue of their books and tapes.

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ST. JOSEPH PROVINCIAL HOUSE

333 South Seton Ave., Emmitsburg, MD. 21727-9297

P: 301.447.6041
F: 301.447.7169

The Center is sponsored by the Daughters of Charity, and promotes the Miraculous Medal and the Green Scapular.

Materials:

  • 1) Miraculous medals, and green scapulars.
  • 2) Books: Medal Stories and The Green Scapular and Its Favors.
  • 3) Videos: Mary's Miraculous Medal, and The Green Scapular Story.

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THE JOYFUL LAMBS OF THE HEARTS OF JESUS AND MARY

A Family of Mary Faith Sharing Community, P.O. Box 3238, Dayton, Ohio 45401-3238

The Joyful Lambs of the Hearts of Jesus and Mary is a Marian Charismatic Faith-Sharing Community. It gathers for prayer and faith-sharing every Friday night (6:30 PM- 9:00 PM) at the University of Dayton; 300 College Park, Dayton, Ohio in Our Lady Of Good Counsel Chapel on the ground floor of Alumni Hall. Scriptural Rosary begins at 6:45 PM followed by Prayer and Praise, Music, Singing, Meditation, Scripture and Faith-Sharing. The Charismatic Gifts of the Holy Spirit and Charismatic Healing and Word Gifts are operative every Friday night. Sacred Heart Enthronement and Consecration Prayers available; Information on starting a Small Christian Community faith-sharing group available.

First Friday Healing Mass and Sacrament of Anointing: Rosary and Prayer and Praise begin at 6:45 PM followed by   Mass and Sacrament of Anointing at 7:30 PM.

 (Directions and parking:  Brown Street to Irving Avenue to Evanston, to dead end, turn left into parking lot to park, follow path around left side of Alumni Hall; Enter Chapel door.)

MISSION: Reparation to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary, Evangelization, Intercessory Prayer, Healing Prayer, Promoting the Devotions and Theology of the Hearts of Jesus and Mary making them known, loved and served through the Home and Office Enthronement of the Sacred Heart and Consecration of Individuals, Families, Schools, Parishes, and Businesses; Promoting the life and work of Blessed William Joseph Chaminade and the Family of Mary.


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LEGION OF MARY

Philadelphia Senatus
5109 N. Broad St.
Philadelphia, PA 19141
(215) 457-6343

Arlington Regia
Legion of Mary
Edel Quinn House
820 Gibbon St., Suite 203
Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 836-8198

San Francisco Senatus Office Address: 2388 35th Avenue,
Suite 203, San Francisco, Ca, 94116
Telephone: 415-665-5542
Email Address: contact@sfsenatus.com

An international association of Catholics founded in Ireland by Frank Duff in 1921. The object of the Legion of Mary is the glory of God through the sanctification of its members by prayer and active co-operation, under ecclesiastical guidance, in Mary's and the Church's work of crushing the head of the serpent and advancing the reign of Christ.

Materials:

  • 1) Marian Library has The Official Handbook of the Legion of Mary (BX 809 .L35 A3 1969). 1993 edition in Marian Library stacks.
  • 2) Other books about the Legion of Mary, especially under the call letters BX 809 .L35.
  • 3) Marian Library video #184, Great Things for God.
The Legion of Mary information for Ireland is as follows:
Maria Legionis (publication)
49 North Great King George's Street
DUBLIN 1 IRELAND
Telephone:- DUBLIN 8744029
The site of the Legion of Mary (Maria Legionis journal) is: www.legion-of-mary.ie

Those in the USA and Canada should obtain their version of "Maria Legionis" with the North American Supplement by subscribing through the office in Philadelphia: marialegionis@verizon.net

5109 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19141
215-457-6343
Fax 215-457-9369


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THE LOURDES CENTER

698 Beacon St., Boston, MA. 02215-2594. PO Box 15575

P: 617.536.2761
Email: OurLady@LourdesCenter.org
 

Founded by the Archbishop of Boston and the Bishop of Lourdes and entrusted to the Marist Fathers of Boston to promote devotion to Our Lady of Lourdes in America, to distribute Lourdes water, to organize pilgrimages to Lourdes and to serve as a center of information on Lourdes; newsletter, Echoes from Lourdes; perpetual novena every Thursday.

Materials:

  • 1) Brochure with information and novena.

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MADONNA'S CENTER

P.O. Box 22368   Milwaukie, OR 97269.

Phone: (503) 653-1595
Email: info@madonnascenter.org
Website: madonnascenter.org.

Madonna's Center is a public benefit, charitable 501(c)(3) volunteer-staffed lay apostolate serving teens who have made the decision to bring their child into the world.  Its mission helps teen parents overcome obstacles and social injustices in achieving educational goals, securing housing, and obtaining employment, in order to help them take care of their children and to become more self-sufficient.

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MARIAN CENTER IN JOY VALLEY

2680 Maxwell Rd.
Petoskey, MI 49770
231-347-6279

Website: mariancenter.org/site/
Directions: mariancenter.org/site/directions/

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MARIAN COMMUNICATIONS, LTD.

P.O. Box 8, Lima, PA. 19037

Producers of Marian videos especially on Medjugorje and other modern Marian apparitions.

Materials:

  • 1) The Marian Library has four of their videos on Medjugorje, Marian Apparitions of the Twentieth Century, and Kibeho in Africa.
  • 2) 1995 catalog.

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MARIAN MOVEMENT OF PRIESTS

National Headquarters, P.O. Box 8, St. Francis, ME 04774-0008
P: (207) 398-3375

International movement founded because of the Marian messages received by Father Stefano Gobbi, an Italian priest (1972).  The movement encourages priest cenacle groups and lay cenacle groups.  The purposes of the cenacles are to bring together Christians consecrated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary and to experience the same dynamics and results as the first Pentecost cenacle in Jerusalem.

Materials:

  • 1) Magazine, The Brief; Newsletter, Net of Love.
  • 2) Brochures, holy cards; book, To the Priests.
  • 3) List of materials that can be purchased.

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MARIAN RENEWAL MINISTRY

Campion Center, 319 Concord Road; Weston MA 02493-1310

P: 781.788.6800
Email: winshman@juno.com
Website: marianrenewal.com

Founded in 1985 by Father Al Winshman, S.J. to spread the message of Mary at Medjugorje through national preaching, leading pilgrimages, and writing.

Materials:

  • 1) Ministry brochure, annual newsletter.
  • 2) Articles on Mary's messages.

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MARIAN SISTERS OF THE DIOCESE OF LINCOLN

6765 North 112th Street; Waverly, NE 68462

P: 402.786.2750
Email: marian-vocations@cdoline.net
Website: mariansisters.org/index.html

Religious community that is just starting a lay associates group to support their ministries and share in their spirituality.

Materials:

  • 1) Information sheet.

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THE MARY FOUNDATION

PO Box 26101; Fairview Park, OH 44126

Website: catholicity.com

Founded in 1991 by Catholic laity who are all second degree-members of the Militia of the Immaculata (Kolbe); largest producer of Catholic audio tapes in North America; seeks to reach as many people as possible with the Truth that Mary and Jesus have revealed and are revealing through their messengers and the Holy Catholic Church, and promoting Consecration to the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Materials:

  • 1) Letter, Mission Statement and article.
  • 2) Available tapes, and one sample tape, Marian Apparitions Explained.
  • 3) Guide to Catholic resources.

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M.A.R.Y. MINISTRIES

P.O. Box 1982, Scottsdale, AZ. 85252-1982.

M.A.R.Y. (May All Respond Yes) Ministries began in 1992 when Father Robert DeGrandis, S.S.J. (well-known in charismatic healing ministry around the world) joined his ministry with Eric and Ann Ross Fitch (Ann Ross Fitch is a reported Marian visionary from the Scottsdale area); conference speaking; publish books and tapes; sponsor and promote Mission H.O.P.E. (Mission Help Our Priests Evangelize).

Materials:

  • 1) Letter describing the ministry.
  • 2) Publishing list.

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MARY'S CHILDREN

P.O. Box 27, Washington, IN. 47501. P: (812) 825-4642 x235;

Website: maryschildren.com.

Publishes an eight-page monthly newsletter with the messages given to Ruth Ann Wade of Bloomington, Indiana; includes a Medjugorje prayer group and a Marian shrine on a farm.

Materials:

  • 1) The Marian Library has copies of the newsletter, Mary's Children.

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MARY'S MEDIA FOUNDATION

PO Box 8832, Jupiter, FL 33468

P: 888.224.9555
F: 561.744.9485
Email: info@marysmedia.org
Website: marysmedia.org

Mary's Media Foundation is a non-profit tax-exempt foundation in the service of the blessed Virgin Mary.  Their primary purpose is to disseminate information in the mass media about the Blessed Mother via films, audio tapes and talks given by its founder.
 

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MARY'S TOUCH

P.O. Box 341991, Austin, TX 78734

P: 800.682.1729
Email: Marystories@marystouch.org
Website: marystouch.org

Mary's Touch is a nonprofit organization committed to advancing Our Blessed Motherís "YES." Our work includes the production of "Mary's Touch, "an inspirational radio program designed to bring a greater understanding of Mary, to remind us of Our Blessed Mother's loving presence in our lives, and to help us recognize the healing grace she still brings to this world.

Mary's Touch outreach programs, "Mary's Legacy," and "Through the Eyes of a Child" are dedicated to promoting life-giving ministries.

We rely on generous donations to continue this vital work. Please keep us in your prayers.

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MARYTOWN

Conventual Franciscan Friars of Marytown, Inc.
1600 West Park Avenue, Libertyville, Illinois 60048
Email: Very Rev. Stephen McKinley, OFM Conv. frstephen@Marytown.com
Website: marytown.com


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MEN OF THE SACRED HEARTS OF JESUS AND MARY

Cincinnati Chapter, Archdiocesan Enthronement Center, P.O. Box 5016, Cincinnati, OH 45205. P: 800-551-8660, 513-574-0252.

Promoters of Men of the Sacred Heart, the organization fosters devotion to the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary.  A particular aspect of that devotion is to make images for enthronement of the Sacred Hearts available inexpensively.  Framed and unframed images are available, as well as books, booklets, and literature for school children

Motto: May we by fruitful deeds gladly serve others' needs.

Materials:

  • 1) Brochure
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MERCIFUL MOTHER ASSOCIATION

P.O. Box 4505, Steubenville, OH. 43952

Email: mercifulmother@mercifulmotherassociation.org
Website: mercifulmotherassociation.org

Association founded to honor our Holy Mother through prayer and education; centers Marian devotion in the heart of the Church and extends over all the apparitions so that people can grow in holiness and live the messages of Mary.

Materials:

  • 1) Brochure, newsletter.
  • 2) Educational publication, One Voice.
  • 3) Book, I Am the Guardian of the Faith.
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MILITIA OF THE IMMACULATA NATIONAL CENTER

1600 W. Park Ave., Libertyville, IL. 60048

P: 847.367.7800
F: 847.367.7831
Email: mail@marytown.com
Website: consecration.com

The Militia of the Immaculata international movement was founded in 1917 by St. Maximilian Kolbe, OFM Conv. for the purpose of Catholic evangelization with Mary; the members consecrate themselves totally to the Immaculate Virgin to serve as her knights and instruments, carry or wear the Miraculous Medal, and seek to live their consecration by sharing their faith.  Marytown is run by the Conventual Franciscans who promote the Militia. (Formerly known as Knights of the Immaculata.)

Materials:

  • 1) Program folder describing the Militia Immaculatae.
  • 2) Program folder describing the youth and young adults Militia Immaculatae.
  • 3) Immaculata Magazine published by the Conventual Franciscan Friars of Marytown.
  • 4) Booklet about Kolbe's "Blueprint" for World Unity and a novena booklet.
  • 5) Pamphlets about the MI and their purposes.
  • 6) Order form for materials.

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THE MIR GROUP

One Galleria Blvd Ste. 744, Metaime, LA 70001

P: 504.849.2570
F: 504.849.2574
Email: themirgroup@aol.com
Website: themirgroup.org

Founded in 1987 to disseminate the message of Medjugorje; bi-monthly magazine (twenty pages), message phone line, monthly peace mass, annual Marian conference, speakers, books, videos, tapes, and pilgrimage assistance.

Materials:

  • 1) Description of the group.
  • 2) Magazine, The MIR Response.

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MISSIONARIES OF OUR MOTHER OF THE EUCHARIST

Missionaries of Our Mother of the Eucharist
112 Jim Bowie Road
Houma, LA 70363

Email: ourmotheroftheeucharist@gmail.com
Website: ourmotheroftheeucharist.org

Website for the Missionaries of Our Mother of the Eucharist, a small non-profit group which started in 2004 to spread devotion to the two pillars of St. John Bosco's famous dream--devotion to the Eucharist and Mary.

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MOTHER OF GOD COMMUNITY

20501 Goshen Road, Gaithersburg, MD 20879

P: 301.990.2081
F: 301.990.2087
Email: mogc@motherofgod.org
Website: motherofgod.org

Large charismatic Catholic community that founded Word Among Us Press (books, tapes, workshops/conferences, and the monthly Word Among Us magazine (Caller Box 6003, Gaitherburg, MD. 20884-6003; (301) 990-2090).  The community is mostly lay, but includes a number of priests (Scripture Scholar, Father Francis Martin; Ecumenist, Father Peter Hocken, etc.).

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OBLATE MISSIONARIES OF MARY IMMACULATE

PO Box 303, Manville, RI 02838

A Secular Institute with a Marian accent in its spirituality; the lay groups associated with the institute are called "the Volunteers"; the goal of the Volunteers is to bear witness to the charity of Christ through growing especially in five areas of life: Presence of God, abstention from destructive criticism, abstention from useless complaint, being of service, peacemaker.

Materials:

  • 1) Booklet describing the Volunteers.
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ORDER OF THE SACRED AND IMMACULATE HEARTS OF JESUS AND MARY

48765 Annapolis Road. Hopedale, Ohio 43976

P: 740.946.9000
Website: heartsofjesusandmary.com

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OUR LADY OF LIGHT FOUNDATION

P.O. Box 17596, Fort Mitchell, KY. 41017-0596

Website: ourladyoflight.org/index.htm

Influenced by reported visionaries in the Northern Kentucky, Cincinnati, Ohio area, and Father Leroy Smith; publishes books of some visionaries; publishes Shepherds of Christ, a free, bi-monthly spirituality newsletter for priests; promotes Shepherds of Christ Associates, lay groups who pray for the needs of priests and develop a spiritual way of life; supports Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center (5440 Moeller Ave., Norwood, OH. 45212; 513-351-9800) which has many Marian programs, groups, prayer services and a gift/book shop.

Materials:

  • 1) Brochure for Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center.
  • 2) Shepherds of Christ newsletter.
  • 3) Shepherds of Christ Associates Handbook.
  • 4) Personal Revelations of Our Lady of Light (1992)
  • 5)  More Personal Revelations of Our Lady of Light (1993)
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OUR LADY OF UNITY APOSTOLATE

193 Bradford Rd. New Port, NH. 03773

Founded in 1981 by a married couple who were deeply influenced by the Madonna House Apostolate of Catherine Doherty in Canada; promotes de Montfort's total consecration to Jesus through Mary, and the formation of cenacles of prayer, study and fraternal sharing; propagates the brown scapular; special ministry of prayer for priests, and a retreat center that is a place of prayer for priests.

Materials:

  • 1) Sheets on the purpose, goals and structure.
  • 2) Cenacle Formation Handbook.
  • 3) Brown Scapular booklet and materials.
  • 4) Brochure.
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OUR LADY OF VICTORY MISSIONARY SISTERS

Victory Noll, 1900 West Park Dr., P.O. Box 109, Huntington, IN 46750-0109.

P: 260.356.0628
F: 260.358.1504
Website: olvm.org

Victory Noll Associates are lay people who share in the spirit, mission and vision of the Victory Noll Missionary Sisters; emphasis on living the Gospel through personal, non-institutional ministry, consecration to Mary, a simple lifestyle, hospitality and a commitment to the poor and oppressed; associates can be either covenant associates or associates in prayer.

Materials:

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OUR LADY'S GUARD OF HONOR

135 West 31st St., NY, NY. 10001-3439.

An international Archconfraternity founded by Father Bonaventure Blattmann, O.F.M. in Germany (c. 1900) and approved by the Holy See, whose members pursue four aims:

  • 1) To cultivate a fervent devotion to Mary;
  • 2) To make reparation to Mary and her Son through sacrifices and special devotions on the feasts of Mary and first Saturdays;
  • 3) To cooperate in the redemptive mission of the Church through fidelity to the ideals of the Gospel, works of charity, respect for life, and prayer for alienated Christians;
  • 4) To set apart one hour each day--known as the Guard Hour--as a time of special honor to Mary (need not be spent in formal continuous prayer).

    Materials:

    • 1) Description and history brochure.

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    OUR LADY'S ROSARY MAKERS

    4611 Poplar Level Road, Louisville, KY 40213

    P: 502.968.1434
    F: 502.969.8883
    Email: info@olrm.org
    Website: olrm.org

    International movement founded by Brother Sylvan, C.F.X. in 1949 in Louisville to make rosaries and promote the use of the rosary; rosary-makers in all fifty states and fifteen foreign countries.

    Materials:

    • 1) Catalogue, brochures, and history.
    • 2) Newsletter, prayer cards, booklet of rosaries and chaplets.

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    OUR LOVING MOTHER'S CHILDREN

    P.O. Box 404, Conyers, GA. 30012

    Email: correspondence@ourlovingmother.org
    Website: ourlovingmother.org/Default.aspx

    Non-profit organization (since January 1994) that seeks to spread the teachings and messages of Our Lord and Our Loving Mother at Conyers, Georgia and to help handle the visitors that come to Conyers; publish books, videos, holy cards, and other information on Conyers; also supports the Marian Movement of Priests.

    Materials:

    • 1) Books: Journal of Reported Teachings and Messages of Our Lord and Our Loving Mother at Conyers, Georgia, USA; To Bear Witness That I Am the Living Son of God, Volumes I and II.
    • 2) Brochure on Conyers' apparitions, and a brochure on the scientific testing of these apparitions.
    • 3) Book and video order form.
    • 4) Holy cards; information sheets for those visiting Conyers.
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    OUR MOTHER QUEEN OF PEACE, MARIAN COALITION

    P.O. Box 117, Glenwood Landing, NY. 11547-0117

    A Long Island Coalition (founded in 1989 and approved by the bishop) of all Marian Devotions; a prayer organization dedicated to all of Our Lady's messages as revealed in Scripture and approved private revelations, emphasizing divine revelation as defined by our Holy Father and the Magisterium; follows the principles of St. Louis de Montfort's True Devotion to the Blessed Virgin; sponsors a monthly day of prayer (Eucharist, confessions, rosary, guest speaker, and healing service); regular newsletter.

    Materials:

    • 1) Brochures describing the coalition, and newsletter.
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    PITTSBURGH CENTER FOR PEACE

    6111 Steubenville Pike, McKees Rocks, PA. 15136

    Founded in 1986 in response to Medjugorje by Janice and Ed Connell; Thomas W. Petrisko assumed ownership in 1990; includes a Marian Resource Center; publishes books and a yearly special edition newspaper (twenty pages or more) on apparitions and messages; has a strong group of priests and theologians as spiritual advisors; speakers program.

    Materials:

    • 1) Queen of Peace special edition newspapers.
    • 2) Marian Update, The World Report newsletters.
    • 3) Books: Our Lady of the Americas, The Messages of the Blessed Virgin Mary as Received by Estela Ruiz, edited by Thomas Collins and Thomas Petrisko; The Sorrow, The Sacrifice and the Triumph, The Apparitions, Visions and Prophecies of Christina Gallagher by Thomas W. Petrisko; Call of the Ages by Thomas W. Petrisko; The Miracle in Naju, Korea - Heaven Speaks To The World, messages to Julia Kim with an introduction by Thomas W. Petrisko.
    • 4) Pamphlet, Abortion: What Heaven Has to Say (Messages from Our Lord and the Blessed Virgin Mary Concerning Abortion to Some of the Prophets of Today).
    • 5) Magazine, A Guide to Starting a Marian Peace Center (Much information on centers, books, tapes and other resources).
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    PRESENTATION MINISTRIES

    3230 McHenry Ave., Cincinnati, OH. 45211.  P: (513) 662-5378.

    Email: pubsandtapes@presentationministries.com
    Website: presentationministries.com/home/home.asp

    Ministry and community founded by Father Al Lauer within the Charismatic Movement in the Catholic Church; publish One Bread, One Body Scripture reflection booklet, and many other booklets, pamphlets, and a newspaper; sponsor workshops, retreats, parish renewal programs, and other programs; promote small household communities within the Catholic Church; the groups has official diocesan status in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati; publishes a number of Marian pamphlets.

     

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    PROJECT MERCY

    6779 Broadview Rd., Seven Hills, OH. 44142.

    Promotes Monthly Rosary Crusades, establishing a Perpetual Rosary within communities, and Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration, leading to the consolation of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary, and the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary; group of people inspired by a reported visionary in the Seven Hills area.

    Materials:

    • 1) Brochure.

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    PRO MARIA COMMITTEE

    112 Norris Road, Tyngsboro, MA 01979

    P: 617.649.1813
    Email: irene_tremblay@hotmail.com

    Founded in 1949 to disseminate the story of Our Lady's thirty-three appearances in Beauraing, Belgium in 1932-1933; promotes an Association of Prayers called the Marian Union of Beauraing; distributes pamphlets, leaflets, a book, and medals.

    Materials:

    • 1) Leaflets about Beauraing and the committee; prayer card.
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    QUEEN OF ALL HEARTS

    26 South Saxon Ave., Bay Shore, NY. 11706-8993

    Email: admin@queenofallhearts.com
    Website: queenofallhearts.com/index.html

    Queen of All Hearts is the bi-monthly magazine of the Montfort Missionaries; the lay association related to the Montfort Missionaries is called the Confraternity of Mary Queen of All Hearts; its goal is to make and live in one's life the total consecration of oneself to Jesus through the hands of Mary as taught by St. Louis de Montfort.

    Materials:

    • 1) Queen of All Hearts magazine (the Marian Library receives this magazine).
    • 2) Information about books and pamphlets on St. Louis de Montfort and his spirituality.
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    QUEEN OF PEACE APOSTOLATE

    P.O. Box 6, Canandaigua, NY. 14424

    Email: contact@queenofpeaceapostolate.com
    Website: queenofpeaceapostolate.com

    Founded in 1987 by Don Fiorentino after a visit to Medjugorje to promote the gospel through Our Lady's messages; sells tapes and books, promotes Marian Cenacles, Medjugorje Nights, and publishes a bimonthly newsletter, Via Ad Pacem.

    Materials:

    • 1) Newsletter.

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    QUEEN OF PEACE MINISTRIES

    P.O. Box 761, Notre Dame, IN 46556

    P: 574.288.8777
    F: 574.288.8795
    Email: maryconference@sbcglobal.net
    Website: queenofpeaceministries.com

     

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    RADIO MARIA

    601 Washington Street, Alexandria, VA 71301

    P: 888.408.0201
         866.333.MARY (6279)
    Email: info.usa@radiomaria.org
    Website: radiomaria.org
    radiomaria.us

    Radio Maria, "the Christian voice for the home," offers a variety of programs for spiritual enrichment. The daily basic features include:

    • Liturgy (Eucharist, Divine Office, Rosary)
    • Catechesis based on the Catechism of the Catholic Church
    • Spiritual aids for daily life
    • News from around the world from Radio Vatican
    • Music
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    RESPOND MINISTRY

    P.O. Box 7710, Des Moines, IA. 50322

    Founded in 1988 by Jerry Morin after a trip to Medjugorje as a Catholic non-profit outreach designed to spread God's Word through music and an apostolate responding to the call of the Blessed Mother to live and to convey the messages of Medjugorje to all people; offers a two-hour multi-media presentation that gives Scriptural, historical and Church teaching on Mary and the story of Medjugorje; sells music tapes, and booklets.

    Materials:

    • 1) Description of the Ministry; article about Jerry Morin.
    • 2) Live The Message booklet by Jerry Morin.
    • 3) Three music tapes.

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    ROSARY CONFRATERNITY CENTER

    P.O. BOX 3617, Portland, OR 97208.
    rosary-center.org

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    SACRED HEARTS RETREAT CENTER

    226 Great Neck Road, Wareham, MA 02571.

    P: (508) 295-0100
    F: (508) 291-2624
    Email: retreats@sscc.org
    Website: sacredhearts-sscc-usa.com/wareham/index.html

    Director: Rev. Richard McNally, ss.cc.

    The Congregation of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary is an international order of priests and sisters that is dedicated to spreading the love of Christ and His Mother.  The order has missions throughout the world, and most notably, St. Damien of Molakai was from their congregation.  The Sacred Hearts Retreat Center is located on 120 acres with ocean front on Cape Cod.  They have a Youth Center that can sleep forty youth with a private chapel and a Manor House that can accommodate fifty adults.

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    ST. BENEDICT CENTER

    P.O. Box 1000, 282 Still River, MA. 01467.

    P: 978.456.8877

    Founded by the Slaves of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, a religious congregation of two communities (one brothers, one sisters); publishes a quarterly magazine, From the Housetops, which is a Catholic magazine dedicated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary while promoting her cause and authentic Catholic doctrines in faith and morals; to foster a militant Catholicism and a love and zeal for the traditions of the faith.

    You can find more information at their website: saintbenedict.com

    Materials:

    • 1) From the Housetops (1976-1993) in Marian Library periodicals.

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    ST. JOSEPH COVENANT KEEPERS

    Family Life Center 21202, Olean Blvd. Unit D-6, Port Charlotte, FL 33952

    P: 941.764.7725
    Website: dads.org/index.asp

    Association for Catholic husbands and fathers; twelve-page newsletter started in January 1995 (six issues a year); Steve Wood, founder and editor; focus on the Hearts of Jesus and Mary.

    2130 Wade Hampton Blvd, Greenville, SC 29615

    P: 864.268.6730
    Email: mail@familylifecenter.net

    Materials:

    • 1) Copy of newsletter.
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    SCHOENSTATT CENTER

    W.284 N.404 Cherry Ln., Waukesha, WI. 53188

    P: 262.522.4200

    Schoenstatt is an international apostolic movement founded by Father Joseph Kentenich in Germany in 1914; the Blessed Virgin Mary is honored under the title of Mother Thrice Admirable Queen and Victress of Schoenstatt; the movement includes priests, religious and laity who all make a covenant of love with Mary; there are more than 130 exact replicas around the world of the original shrine in Germany; each center promotes a program of lay, Marian spiritual development. There are seven Schoenstatt Shrines in the USA: Wisconsin, Texas, New York, Minnesota.

    Materials:

    • 1) Booklet, Your Covenant, Our Life.
    • 2) See materials gathered under the Minnesota Schoenstatt Shrine.
    • 3) Marian Library video 139, A Journey of Love (Schoenstatt Rosary Campaign).
    • 4) With Mary: Aspects of the Life of Father Josef Kentenich in Marian Library stacks.
    • 5) Schoenstatt Family newsletter; Schoenstatt Rosary Campaign Newsletter; newsletter for children and youth.

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    THE SECULAR ORDER OF DISCALCED CARMELITES

    Central Office, P.O. Box 3079, San Jose, CA. 95156-3079.

    Email: pegscheer@sbcglobal.net

    The Secular Order is associated with the religious communities of Discalced Carmelites.  It "welcomes those of the faithful who, by special vocation, undertake to live in the world an evangelical life of fraternal communion imbued with the spirit of contemplative prayer, in imitation of the Virgin Mary, and animated with apostolic zeal according to the example and the teaching of the Carmelite saints." (Secular Order Rule)  Members usually belong to a local group, foster a life of prayer (daily Mass, morning and evening prayer, half hour of solitary prayer, frequent use of the Sacrament of Reconciliation and special days of penance) and wear the brown scapular.  There is a two-year formation period before a Temporary Promise can be made, and another three years before the Definitive Promise.

    Materials:

    • 1) Questionnaire and brochure.
    • 2) Copies of their newsletter.

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    SECULAR ORDER OF THE SERVANTS OF MARY (SERVITES)

    Order of Friar Servants of Mary, 3121 W. Jackson Blvd. Chicago, IL 60612-2729

    Email: osmsecular@aol.com
    Website: servite.org

    Founded in 1424 for lay persons desiring to live the Servite (Servants of Mary Religious community) charism (fraternity, service, devotion to Mary) in their lives; regular group meetings for formation and support; newsletter three times a year.

    Materials:

    • 1) Rule of Life for the Secular Order of the Servants of Mary.
    • 2) Newsletter, Secular Servite News.

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    SERVANTS OF THE IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY

    610 West Elm Avenue. Monroe, MI 48162

    P: 734.241.3660
    Website: ihmsisters.org/www/home.asp

    This Religious Order (founded in 1850) has lay affiliates (not groups) who follow their charism of love, goodness and mercy with a special devotion to the Heart of Mary and to Our Lady of Purity.

    Materials:

    • 1) Booklet, Spiritual Heritage of the Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
    • 2) Our Lady of Purity prayer cards.

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    SHEPHERDS OF CHRIST

    PO Box 627. China, IN 47250

    P: 1.888.211.3041
         812.273.8403
    F: 812.273.3182
    Email: info@sofc.org
    Website: sofc.org/index.htm

    A movement dedicated to the renewal of the spiritual life.  "This ministry aims at establishing prayer chapters around the world, groups especially dedicated to prayer for priests but also for all religious, laity, the Church and its leadership, and the people of the world.  Subscribing to the conviction that prayer and trust in Our Lord and through Our Lady will eventually overcome the trouble the world finds itself in today, chapters meet on a regular basis, often weekly, to pray the prayers in the manual and share Christ's love with one another.  Regular communications with the prayer chapters are coordinated out of Morrow, Ohio. 

    Materials and Ministries:

    1. Primary ministry - Circulating priestly newsletters to priests all over the world in English and Spanish to promote priestly holiness.
    2. Prayer chapters praying for the priests and the renewal of the Church and the world.
    3. School rosary program and junior Shepherds of Christ ministry.
    4. Nursing Home Ministry.
    5. Special retreats and adoration before the Blessed Sacrament.
    6. Apostles of the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus.
    7. Promoting the rosary to all, rosary meditations.
    8. Prison ministry to promote prayer and spiritual renewal.
    9. Handmaids and Servants of the Good Shepherd.
    10. Audio/Video Departments (priestly newsletters on tape).
    11. Prayer books, newsletters, newsletter books, and other spiritual aids.

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    SIGNS AND WONDERS

    P: 703.707.0799

    Signs of the Times Apostolate Inc. P.O. Box 345 Herndon, VA 20172-0345

    A group of lay and religious Catholics whose primary objective is to live and spread Our Lady's messages of prayer, fasting, faith, conversion and peace; distribute literature, including the quarterly Signs of the Times magazine (over sixty pages); offer educational speakers; collaborate with Mother Teresa on a national pro-life project; help to form prayer groups; seeking a Catholic presence in Russia and the Ukraine by translating their magazine into Russian.

    Materials:

    • 1) Copies of Signs of the Times magazine. sign.org.

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    SPIRIT AND THE WORD

    178 Dexter St., Providence, RI. 02907

    Semi-annual newsletter by Father John Randall (active in Catholic Charismatic Renewal with a strong Marian focus).

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    THIRD ORDER OF MARY - MARIST LAITY

    Marist Laity Center, 2244 Marshall Avenue, Wheeling, WV 26003-7440

    P: 304.242.0406
    F: 304.243.0837
    Email: maristelke@comcast.net
    Website: maristlaity.com

    Lay branch of the Society of Mary (Marists); seeks to form solid Christians whose faith will show itself, bringing to the world the attitude of mind and the spirit Mary showed at the beginning of the Church; focuses on the three means of

  • 1) meditating on the mystery of Mary in the Gospels,
  • 2) reflecting on the inspiration and words of Father Colin (founder), and
  • 3) making contact with the living Marist tradition (contact with the other branches of the family, priests, brothers and sisters).

    Materials:

    • 1) Summary sheet about the Third Order.
    • 2) Rite of Commitment ceremony. maristlaity.com.

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    UNIVERSAL LIVING ROSARY ASSOCIATION OF SAINT PHILOMENA

    P.O. Box 1303, Dickinson, TX 77539.

    F: 281.337.3722
        281.309.9821
    Email: filomena@philomena.org
    Website: philomena.org

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    WEIBLE COLUMNS MEDJUGORJE CENTER

    P.O. Box 10, Hiawassee GA 30546
    Phone: 877-896-6061
    Email: weiblecols@windstream.net
    Website: medjugorjeweible.com

    Founded in 1986 by a Protestant, Wayne Weible, after visiting Medjugorje (has become Catholic); spreads the messages of Mary at Medjugorje through books, tapes, videos, newsletter and speaking at conferences.

    Materials:
    • 1) Copies of the eight-page monthly newsletter.
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    This research was prepared by Father Robert Hogan.  For further research information a complete list of the organizations that were contacted can be found in the document, Pastoral Marian Movements and Organizations (updated in 1996 - JR94885:BH) by contacting The Marian Library.  See also A Guide to Starting a Marian Peace Center from the Pittsburgh Center for Peace for a listing of many Marian Centers and Organizations.


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