Venerable Servant of God Fulton J. Sheen
Bishop Daniel Jenky Calls for Prayers on the
125th Birth Date of Venerable Servant of God Fulton Sheen
Bishops across the United States joined in a renewed consecration of our nation to the Blessed Virgin Mary as we entered the month of May which is dedicated to Our Lady. I joined them in also renewing the consecration of the Diocese of Peoria to her Immaculate Heart.
In a few days on May 13, the Church will celebrate the feast day of Our Lady of Fatima. It was on this day that the Blessed Virgin Mary started her series of apparitions to three shepherd children in the small village of Fatima in Portugal. Her message was one of penance, prayer and devotion to her Immaculate Heart.
The church continues to turn to Mary, especially during this time of pandemic, imploring her protection, as it renews its consecration to her Immaculate Heart. It does not go unnoticed, that 100 years ago, the two youngest children from Fatima, Francisco and Jacinta, died during another pandemic, the Spanish Flu. This outbreak infected 500 million people, about 1/3 of the world’s population at the time and was one of the deadliest pandemics in human history.
Today, May 8, marks the 125th anniversary of the birth of the Most Reverend Fulton J. Sheen whose great devotion to our Blessed Mother is a model for many. May 12 will also mark the 125th anniversary of Sheen’s baptism. He once said
The revelation of Fatima is a reminder that
we live in a moral universe,
that evil is self-defeating,
that good is self-preserving,
that the basic troubles of the world are not in politics or economies
but in our hearts and our souls,
and that spiritual regeneration is the condition of social amelioration.
Let us turn to Venerable Servant of God Fulton J. Sheen today, and always, as an example of devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary and seek his intercession for the end of this current pandemic throughout the world.
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Part of the mission of the Foundation is to introduce the life and teachings of Archbishop Sheen to a new generation.
This is done through special Masses, events, conferences, and the distribution of materials that help promote the life of this great Bishop.
Both the Fulton J. Sheen Museum and Tomb visits are closed to the public until further notice.
All are invited to visit the Fulton J. Sheen Museum or his tomb at the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception. The standard schedule is below.
Fulton J. Sheen Museum
Spalding Pastoral Center
419 NE Madison Avenue in Peoria, Illinois
Monday-Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tomb of Venerable Fulton J. Sheen
Cathedral of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception.
607 NE Madison Avenue in Peoria, Illinois
Sunday 9:00am - 2:00pm
Monday-Friday 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Saturday 3:00pm - 6:00pm
The Cause for the Beatification and Canonization of Fulton Sheen is entirely supported by donations to the Fulton Sheen Foundation which promotes the Cause.
Donations of any amount are appreciated.
If you would like to make a donation, send check (USA currency only) payable to:
The Archbishop Fulton John Sheen Foundation
419 NE Madison Avenue, Peoria, IL 61603
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