He is known as the Fatima Priest - Fr. Robert J. Fox and founder of the
Fatima Family Apostolate. He was born in
Watertown, South Dakota in 1927. His father, Aloysius Fox, was a
farmer. Fox was raised in a religious family and developed a vocation
at an early age. After graduating
from Watertown High School Fox
studied at St John's University, an all-male Benedictine liberal arts
college in rural Minnesota between 1947 and 1950. Fox graduated from
the St Paul Seminary in 1955. (More on WikiPedia) (More
from Fishers of Men
Fr. Robert J. Fox has a mission to young
and a message to
proclaim: there is another way to live, God's way. In order to say
this, however, he must demonstrate that way in his own
life. Fr. Fox gave talks at many conferences across
the globe, often appeared on television making appearances on EWTN and
produced a quarterly magazine Immaculate Heart Messenger.
Listed among his many conference presentations are sound Catholic faith
teachings that are Mariological which took place in Fatima, Australia,
Poland, Syria, Mexico, Italy, and the United States.
Among Fr. Fox’s numerous television and radio appearances are several
Mother Angelica Live Shows; an appearance on Johnette Benkovic’s The
Abundant Life; EWTN Doug Keck's Bookmark; Daily Mass; WEWN shortwave
radio and Sirius Satellite Radio; Relevant Radio
to some MP3 audio recordings of interviews from various EWTN shows in
which Fr. Fox was a guest.
Listen to Fr.
EWTN Bookmark hosted by Doug Keck
Fr. Fox has a truly international public that includes Cardinals and
members of the Roman Curia. Yet they have not drawn him out of his
simplicity of life and its roots in the fields and farms of South Dakota.
On the contrary he has drawn them into his simple vision, a vision of
the Mystical Body of Christ, the Christ who has known hard work,
suffering, and great love.
In 1971, Cardinal John Wright, the Prefect for the Congregation of the
Clergy asked him to write six books as part of the General Catechetical
Directory kept at the Vatican. Fox did so and started a prolific career
with well over 50 books to his credit as at 2005 and that say year, of
2005, he published an autobiography A
Priest is a Priest Forever - 50 years in Christ's holy priesthood.
As author and journalist, as
television personality, and has been a leader in the World Apostolate
of Fatima. In
all, however, he is a priest, and he touches the lives of his people --
particularly young people -- by living the life of Jesus, human in its
tenderness and intimacy, divine in the fact that it knows no limit. His
is the Editor of a a Most Colorful Catholic Magazine indeed, the
Immaculate Messenger Magazine began publication in 1994 and
quickly established itself as the definitive magazine of Catholic
teachings and family life.
The Immaculate Heart Messenger is the quarterly magazine which goes to
thousands of Catholic families across the world and brings readers
teachings of sound Catholic faith and morals in harmony with the
teachings of the Universal Church.
~ A comment from: Johnnette Benkovic, EWTN Sharing His Life
Abundantly, Founder & President of - Women of Grace: "A book like Masculinity: the Gentle Man
underscores, highlights, and defines again those traits,
characteristics, gifts, and
graces that belong to the male person rightly understood, And, in so
doing, perhaps women, too, will find their way back to what God
intended from all eternity, even as man rediscovers the vision of
himself that God intentioned. ... Thank you, Father Robert J. Fox, for
reminding us of the truth."
With the death of Sr. Lucia on February 13, 2005, and the resulting
increased explosive interest in Fatima throughout the world, followed
soon by the death of Pope John Paul II, the special Fatima Pope, need
was seen for still another book on Fatima by the priest who was first
called “the Fatima priest.” Fatima is Forever shares the special spiritual bond between Sr.
Lucia and Pope John Paul II
Fr. Fox has regularly appeared on “Mother
Angelica Live” and has produced series
for Mother Angelica since she got started 26 years ago. In his
golden years had offers the Mass at Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament,
Hanceville, which is part of Our Lady of the Angeles Monastery where Foundress of EWTN Mother Angelica lives.
Professional artist, Mark Sanislo, painted the portrait "The
Nun of the
Media" which you see on the cover of this issue of the Immaculate
Messenger. He had the permission of Mother Angelica's Poor Clare
to paint their founder of Our Lady of Angeles Monastery and Shrine of the Most
The portrait also manifests the EWTN power of prayer which comes from
the Poor Clare Nuns of Perpetual Adoration who have backed up Mother's
global media work. Mother herself is seen at the switchboard of Eternal
Word Television Network [EWTN] with her Rosary in hand.
The Fatima Family Apostolate was started at the encouragement of the
Pontifical Council for the Laity, and is endorsed by the Vatican's
Pontifical Council for the Family.
It is now an international Apostolate, having members all over the
world. The Fatima
Family Apostolate's website: www.fatimafamily.org
from the Heart of Our Mother" a book that contains messages from
Jesus and the Mother of God, given to Little Mary. "Our Blessed Mother
complains about the fear of bishops priest and parents to teach the
fullness of true faith and morals. They are told that when
such fear hinders them from doing their duty, and they keep silent,
they will have to give an accounting for lost souls." They are Urgent
Messages from Heaven intended for the world, and are at long last in
book form. It took three years to assemble the messages and to
compose personal commentaries by Fr. Fox.
Fr. Fox was
in frequent contact with Little Mary the past three years to make this
book possible. Father saw a personal need for this book and no
one asked Fr. Fox to write this book. Fr. Fox is an established
writer and writes when he thinks it will help to save soul, just
he did when he wrote books on Fatima, Light from the East— Miracles of
Our Lady of Soufanieh, Francis, and others.
Excerpts by Fr. Fox on the Messages The Immaculate Heart Messenger
I have read hundreds of the messages and can assure you that I found
them to be in harmony with Sacred Scripture and the doctrines of
Catholicism. I find that the messages of Jesus and Mary
coincide with what the Fatima Family Apostolate has been attempting to
instill in families for the past 17 years.
To summarize the messages I would say our Blessed Mother is calling all
of us a deeper prayer life, beginning with praying of the Rosary while
meditating on the Mysteries of the Rosary.
The Blessed Mother is calling for Eucharistic Adoration and Reparation,
to spend time before the Most Blessed Sacrament. What comes through in
these messages is the too many are making up their own rules about
faith and morals. We are all to follow the teachings of the
Catholic Church, not private opinions on faith and morals.
The Blessed Mother is here preparing the way for her children, helping
them re-learn their ways as many have lost the way, are confused by
secularism, the media, those who call themselves Catholic, but
misrepresent what the Church truly teaches.
Title: Messages from the Heart
of Our Mother Category: Prayer - Religion Published:
Fatima Family Apostolate ( Non-Profit) Publish Date:
2004 Pages: 399 Binding:
10 L x 7 W x 1 H Weight:
1.875 lbs Price:
$17.00 Publisher Official
Website:www.fatimafamily.org Little Mary's
Official Website: www.littlemary.us
Apostolate is dedicated to the sanctification of the family and the
individual through spreading the Fatima message. A non-profit
Catholic missionary apostolate specializing in the publishing and
distribution of Catholic books
designed to aid Catholics on their journey towards
heaven. The Fatima Family Apostolate was started at the
encouragement of the Pontifical Council for the Laity, and is endorsed
by the Vatican's Pontifical Council for the Family. It is now an
international Apostolate, having members all over the world and
publishes a 52-page quarterly
magazine called the Immaculate
don't have to
believe that Little Mary is really speaking to Jesus and Mary to
find in this book a huge amount of insight and a perspective on reality
worthy of serious consideration.
the Mother of Godhas turned
out to be a splendid work of
challenges us in our secular society to rethink and reflect on and to
a life of virtue. This is a great book for building up a new
personal relationship with Jesus and his Blessed Mother one
day at a time.
Fr. Fox does a very nice explantion of these messages and how they flow
with the Gospels and the Fatima messages.
Little Mary receives
no royalties or income for the
sales of these books