Day of Prayer and Fasting May 13, 2022

 On Tuesday, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) announced that the feast of Our Lady of Fatima, Friday, May 13th will be a day of united prayer and fasting for peace in our world and the end to legal abortion in the United States. We are inviting you to answer the call to prayer by joining Family Rosary Across America on Friday, May 13th at 7 PM CT; lift up these intentions as well as your own with families across the nation to the heart of Mary, our Mother.Our Lady of Fatima, Queen of Peace, pray for us!Your Friends at Relevant Radio   The Relevant Radio® Mission:Bringing Christ to the world through the media© 2022 Relevant Radio,...

Miguel de Cervantes & the Battle of Lepanto

Miguel de Cervantes & the Battle of Lepanto SARAH METTS Miguel de Cervantes, who would one day write the great novel Don Quixote, was born in 1547 in Spain. His family had at one time held influence in society. By the time Cervantes was born, his father was poor and often had to travel in search of work. After studying under the Jesuits in Seville, Cervantes began a career as a soldier, and would find himself in the middle of one of the most important Christian military battles of all time—the battle of Lepanto.  By the 1500s, the Ottoman Empire’s naval fleet had become very powerful. They controlled most of the Mediterranean and often attacked parts of the Spanish and Italian coastlines, forcing the Christian inhabitants into slavery in North Africa. On Sunday, October 7, 1571, a group of naval forces from Spain, Naples, Sicily, Venice and Genoa, led by Don Juan of Austria, met the Ottoman forces in the Gulf of Lepanto, off of Western Greece. Cervantes’ own ship, the Marquesa, was part of the Christian fleet. When the fighting began, Cervantes was very sick, but when his captain insisted he should stay below, he replied, “up to now...

Padre Pio, Purgatory, & Plenary Indulgences for the Holy Souls

Some friars who lived in San Giovanni Rotondo with Padre Pio once heard a mysterious sound coming from the friary. It sounded, one of the friars said, like “voices singing in beautiful harmony.” No one could find the source. Padre Pio was deep in prayer at the time, and someone approached him to ask if […] Source: Padre Pio, Purgatory, & Plenary Indulgences for the Holy...