Rev Fr Tomas and Pope Francisco

Rev Fr Tomas and Pope Francisco

Monday, December 26, 2011

December 3, 2011

Pilgrimage to The Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima in NJ

China Slide show pics

Fotos del Padre Tomas de China /Pictures from China!

December 03, 2011

Friday, December 2, 2011

December 19. 2011

The Miracle of

Christmas Show is coming to an end. 2 ½ hours of great sound track and wonderful performance!!! Join us on December 19, 2011 and have the time of your life!!! Please call us immediately since we are running out of tickets!!
Follow this link for a Preview of this Magnificent Show:
P. Tomas del Valle-Reyes
330 West 38 Street Suite 503
New York, NY 10018
Tel- 212-244-4778
Cell 917-499-9715

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Fatima on December 3, 2011

Shrine of the Immaculate Heart of Mary
The Blue Army of Our Lady of Fatima
Washington, NJ
December 3, 2011 with Father Tomas Del Valle-Reyes.

We leave from St. Columba Church 324 West 25th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues at 8:00 AM on our own private bus and returning at about 6-7PM same day.
Call and reserve your seat or at 212-244-4778 – 917-499-9715 or email us at Price $35.00 per person
Blue Army Shrine is Located on 150 acres on the southern portion of Washington Township and Franklin Township is located the “National Blue Army Shrine of the Immaculate Heart of Mary”, a Catholic shrine dedicated to the message of Fatima. The facility contains a retreat center, shrine, chapel, 1,400 seat sanctuary, gift shop and gardens. The facility draws upward of 50,000 visitors a year and is officially recognized by the Catholic Church. The Blue Army is active throughout the United States with divisions in 70 dioceses and in 120 countries around the world.
It all began at Fatima, Portugal, in 1917, when the Virgin Mary appeared to three young shepherd children Lucia dos Santos, and her cousins Jacinta and Francisco Marto.  Mary’s message to the children was to adopt a lifestyle of prayer, reparation for sin and charity.
In 1946 a Plainfield New Jersey parish priest (Harold Colgan) was cured of a terminal heart condition after he prayed to the Lady of Fatima He attributed his recovery to his prayers and began preaching to his congregation on a regular basis about the Fatima Message.
To make a more lasting impression upon his congregation that “one should try to uphold the Fatima Message values” he wore a blue ribbon.
After enrolling his entire congregation in 1947 and other parishes, he met with Pope Pius XII and received approval to continue and expand his preaching of Fatima thus officially starting THE BLUE ARMY OF OUR LADY OF FATIMA association.
At this writing it is unknown when and why the Washington property was acquired by the Blue Army association.
However, since the early 1970’s a number of very important structures were built on the property.
These include “The Blue Army Shrine of the Immaculate Heart of Mary”, “The Holy House Chapel” and a “Replica of the Chapel of Apparitions at Fatima (Capelinha)”.
“The Holy House Chapel” built in 1973 is an exact replica of the Holy House of Loreto, where Jesus, Mary and Joseph lived.
Stones from the actual Holy House were pulverized and added to the mortar used to construct the Holy House U.S.A. Chapel.
The chapel is the same size as the original Holy House and is similarly constructed.. The day is concluded with the Portuguese farewell to Our Lady.