On May 13, 2017, the Apostles of Love solemnly celebrated the centenary of the First Apparition of Our Lady at Fatima, Portugal (May 13, 1917) to the little shepherds, Lucia dos Santos (10 years old), Francisco (9) Jacinta (7) Marto. The entire day was spent in prayer, from nine in the morning to 11 in the evening.
On April 28, 1716, at Saint-Laurent-sur-Sèvre, France, Saint Louis Mary Grignion de Montfort, passed away. He is a Doctor of the Church and an incomparable -Apostle of the Virgin Mary. This great Saint – who is unfortunately not very well known – was a champion of the glory of God. “What do I ask of You, my God? Nothing for myself, everything for Your glory!” he cried in a fiery prayer. As Prophet of the Apostles of the Latter Times and special Protector of the Order of the Mother of God, we owe him our homage on the occasion of the tricentennial of his death.
In 1956 the Brothers of the Sacred Heart ordered a monumental statue of the Sacred Heart to be made by the Petrucci-Carli statuary firm of Montreal. The Sacred Heart, the largest statue ever constructed in Canada, is 22 feet high and weighs 5 1/2 tons. It measures 17 feet from arm to arm; the base is 8 feet in diameter.
The story of how an old sawmill site on Black Creek 80 miles north of Montreal, Quebec, became a highly efficient hydroelectric plant serving the Apostles of Infinite Love is both spiritual and secular. A generous dash of local history adds lively color to this narrative of the Apostles persistence, hard work and ingenuity. – W.B.