The Blue Army of Our Lady of Fatima of Los Angeles
The Blue Army of Our Lady of Fátima, now mostly known as the World Apostolate of Fátima, is a public international association of the Christian faithful that has as its general purpose "the promotion of the authentic teaching of the Roman Catholic Church and the strict adherence to the tenets of the Gospel; the personal sanctification of adherents through faithful adherence to the Message of Fátima and the promotion of the common good by the spreading of that Message of Fátima".
See http://www.laici.va/content/laici/en/sezioni/associazioni/repertorio/world-apostolate-of-fatima.html for more information.
The Message of Fatima
Our Lady came to Fatima to save the souls of her children from hell in the eternal order, and to bring peace to their world in the temporal.
The core of her message can be expressed in three simple sentences:
1. Addressing the eternal order, she told us that hell exists and that souls are being lost to it because there is no one to make reparation for their sins.
2. Speaking of the temporal, she said that war is a consequence of sin.
3. The salvation of souls and the attainment of world peace require the conversion of sinners. “People must stop offending God because He is already so much offended.” [10-13-1917]
Archbishop José H. Gomez
Blue Army of Our Lady of Fatima under new leadership
December 02, 2015
Archbishop José H. Gomez has appointed Msgr. Timothy O’Connell as spiritual director of the Blue Army of Our Lady of Fatima, Los Angeles Archdiocesan Division. Msgr. O’Connell will begin his new role in January.
The Los Angeles Marian group plans to renew and develop its programs, including a new Fatima Youth program that is currently in development. The group helps to spread the message of Fatima and its devotions, hosts Pilgrim Virgin statue tours and encourages total consecration to Jesus through Mary, among many other initiatives.
As part of the reforms, representatives from each pastoral region in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles were selected as members of the group’s new leadership team on Oct. 31 in Torrance. Each member is a faithful member of the Church and has a great devotion to Our Lady of Fatima.
An affiliation of the World Apostolate of Fatima USA; the Los Angeles Division is recognized, by the Catholic Church, as a Public Association of the Faithful.
See http://www.the-tidings.com/articles/blue-army-of-our-lady-of-fatima-under-new-leadership to reference the article in the Angelus on December 2, 2015.