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World Apostolate of Fatima

World Apostolate of Fatima

The apostolate’s mission is to help people learn, live and spread the message of Our Lady of Fatima in communion with the Church and in concert with The New Evangelization.

Biographical Information

Founder: Father Harold V. Colgan

Foundation: 1947 as Blue Army of Fatima; became World Apostolate of Fatima in 2006

Ecclesial Recognition: Blue Army of Our Lady of Fatima blessed and approved by Paul VI in 1947; statutes of World Apostolate of Fatima approved by decree of the Pontifical Council for the Laity in October 2005.

Membership: worldwide


Lay/Religious: both

Individual/Community: Members are organized in small groups of at least two people under the guidance of a certified leader.

Commitment/Vows: Members make a pledge to the Blessed Mother

Purpose and Activities

Overall Purpose: To partially honor Our Lady's Fatima requests for prayer, penance and sacrifice in reparation for sin and in supplication for the conversion of sinners, the salvation of souls and world peace.

Apostolic commitments: Spreading the message of Fatima; National Blue Army Shrine of the Immaculate Heart of Mary

Marian Characteristics

Major Inspirations: The Message of Fatima

General Marian Characteristics: Consecration to Mary; dissemination of and obedience to the message of Fatima

Spiritual\Devotional Exercises: Daily recitation of at least five decades of the Rosary; wearing of the Brown Scapular; Five First Saturdays Devotion

Pastoral/Apostolic Endeavors: Members meet in small groups on a regular basis under the direction of a certified leader; they also engage in a structured formation program.


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