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A deeply personal account after a near-death experience from Our Lady's Blue Army founder, John M. Haffert.

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"Write about what you are doing now."

These are the words the author believes to have heard during a near-death experience on July 7, 1996. His major concern at that moment was the golden jubilee celebration of Our Lady of Fatima as Queen of the World and the future of the Blue Army. He felt helpless to do much about either. But his heavenly visitors seemed to say that, since he was about to write a letter to his sister in Carmel, he should begin with that. He felt relieved because much of what he would write seemed too personal and too delicate to be published in a book. Then a year and three months later, in a letter of October 13, 1997, Pope John Paul II called the miracle of Fatima one of the greatest signs of our times because it brings us face to face with the great alternative facing the world, "the outcome of which," said the Pope, "depends upon our response." To encourage this response, the author made the decision to publish what he had revealed in the letter to his sister in this book.


Author Bio

John M. Haffert co-founded The Blue Army (now the World Apostolate of Fatima) with Msgr. Harold Colgan in 1947, after meeting with Sister Lucia to determine exactly what Our Lady requested at Fatima. Together they formed the Blue Army Pledge, which became the directive for Catholics around the world to help counter the spread of atheistic communism stemming from Russia. It also framed the devotion to the Immaculate Heart, the mission given to Lucia by Our Lady to establish in the world. Haffert co-led this lay apostolate for Our Lady through more than four decades, establishing an extensive publishing and broadcast operation and authoring more than 30 books. He helped establish Domus Pacis hotel & conference center in Fatima, Portugal, the headquarters of the WAF international, and built the National Blue Army Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima in Washington, NJ, the headquarters of the WAF USA. The World Apostolate of Fatima – Our Lady’s Blue Army, continues the mission of bringing the message of Fatima to a world in need. Haffert died Oct. 31, 2001, and is buried at the Blue Army Shrine.



214 pages

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