In the summer of 1976 Father Robert Fox brought a bunch of us kids now “cadets” to Fatima. I’m sure that militaristic name came about not only because we are in the ecclesia militans, the Church militant fighting for our faith against the ever so aggressive degradation of this fallen world, but because of what is called the Blue Army, which title was somewhat abandoned more recently, becoming the World Apostolate of Our Lady of Fatima. I’ve written about that pilgrimage a number of times.
But we also had quite a number of day trips outside Fatima. One was to the Carmel of Saint Teresa in Coimbra so as to meet with Sister Lucia:
This introduction to the Carmelites stayed with me. A long history with the Carmelites…
Take aways: Scapular, Rosary.