Leo Madigan/Fatima-Ophel Books
This site is a small showcase for, amongst other things, books on the phenomenon of Fatima - the history of the apparitions, their spirituality, and the Shrine itself. The writer, Leo Madigan, lives in Fatima. The site also features other books of his with a Catholic background or flavour.
Please note that all Leo Madigan/Fatima-Ophel books are available in bulk at special trade prices.
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Prayer cards and Mass cards
Fatima Books: Books by or about Sr Lucia
Includes both volumes of her memoirs, her book "Calls," and two booklets about her.
The Golden Book of Fatima:The Essential Companion for English-Speaking Pilgrims
The engrossing Golden Book of Fatima has evolved from the author’s highly successful Fatima Handbook (1999) and the Fatima Guide (2007) to this low-priced, pocket-sized compendium containing all that a pilgrim could want to know about Fatima.
It contains a wealth of photographs from private collections and the Fatima archives, and is the only comprehensive, fully illustrated guide to the shrine in any language.
As an encyclopedic key to the Shrine, its history, spirituality, personalities and facilities it is both a vademecum and a souvenir!
Only $15.95 including shipping and handling
Exquisite Miniature: Nellie Organ, 1903-1908
by Leo Madigan - $16.95 including shipping and handling - click here to purchase
At the dawn of the last century, in 1904, Peter Pan emerged in England, and Wonderful Wizard of OZ in America. These were fantasies for children which also found a resonance with adults. As fantasies they are worthy, and they endure.
At the same heaven captured the heart of a little girl in Ireland, not with fantasies, but with the Living Truth, a little less palatable for our escapist natures, perhaps, but infinitely more worthy and more enduring. This is her story. Those who read it, and learn from Nellie, will experience a happiness too profound for fantasies.
The Irish Monstance: Ireland's Magnificent Gift to Fatima
This is a beautiful new book on this wonderful Monstrance, a gift from the people of Ireland to the Shrine of Fatima in 1949. It has 104 pages, and 160 colour and b&w photographs
$19.95, including shipping & handling - click here to purchase
Lauri Duffy's article on the Monstrance in the IRISH CATHOLIC of Thursday, October 26th, 1989
Some Pictures and Images from the Irish Monstrance
More Pictures (2) from the Irish Monstrance
The 2nd Catholic Quiz Book
Pilgrims edition: 1250 questions - $17.95
"...a lavish inventory of things Catholic."
"...a delight...an inquisition with a difference."
Some sample questions:
What well known statue has 70 changes of clothes?
Which cathedral was the world’s tallest building in 1880?
Blessed Alexandrina da Costa
"It is actually a very beautiful book and it brings out Alexandrina's mystical sufferings clearly and effectively.... The writer has done a masterful job with what surely must be one of the most difficult 'lives' to present. It places Alexandrina in her rightful place in the annals of the Church."
Paul MacLeod, Geelong, Australia.
Armchair Fatima: An Illustrated tour of the Marian Shrine and nearby sites
There are those who criticize Marian Shrines by saying that they are too centered on Mary, that Christ is shouldered out, as it were, by all the prayers and devotions directed to His mother. But a healthy devotion to Our Blessed Lady can never do this because she herself is so utterly centered on her God that any prayer we direct towards her finds God, indeed, it finds God more readily because she is the mediatrix of grace between God and the soul.
This image of the Sacred Heart, (in the middle of the Sanctuary) central yet unobtrusive, majestic yet familiar, aglow with gold yet curiously hidden, illustrates powerfully that, just as the name of Jesus is in the middle of the Hail Mary, so Christ Himself is the true center of any Marian shrine.
Another of Leo Madigan's recent works is Gems from Lucia's Memoirs - 10 copies $US 15.95 air mail. including shipping & handling
This is a small booklet of 64 pages giving details of the newly erected plinths on the way of the Cross - and other apparitions sites - at Fatima.
As the title indicates they are mostly short quotations from Sister Lucia's various memoirs. The booklet has alternate pictures and text and is a lovely aid to meditation, as well as being a compact reminder of Fatima.
Another recent work is Why Fatima? The True Secret- $11.95, including shipping & handling
Why is Fatima pre-eminent among the Church approved Marian apparitions?
It is a prophecy brought by the Queen of Prophets to generations at the outmost ebb of religion.
It carries the weight of every prophecy ever conceived in heaven, gentle yet firm, simple yet epic, gracious in mercy yet uncompromising and absolute.
It is the prophecy which warns that all prophecy is about to be fulfilled.
The Children of Fatima
Now for the first time the complete story of Blessed Francisco and Jacinta Marto has been revealed in a full-length book by Leo Madigan.
Marked by poignant, intimate details, and a captivating writing style, this moving biography of two extraordinary children is sure to become an instant classic.
This book is published by Our Sunday Visitor.
The Fatima Prayer Book
The Fatima Prayer Book has been compiled and printed in response to a long-felt demand for a simple booklet containing all the Prayers, Masses, Devotions and Hymns officially recognised as either directly emanating from Fatima, or expressing the Fatima message with particular force.
It is the first comprehensive such book to appear in any language.
Some extracts from the Fatima Prayer Book
Fatima Mass Cards
His other publications are:
The Weka Feather Cloak a contemporary, but traditional, Catholic novel for children, which is set in New Zealand, was published in April 2002 by Bethlehem Books of North Dakota.
Princesses of the Kingdom (Kolbe Publications, 2001) -
Little Nellie Prayer cards
What happened at Fatima (Fatima-Ophel 2002/CTS 2000)
The Bank of Infinite Reserves - another contemporary Catholic novel for children - this was published in 1997. It has been scripted in Hollywood and may, for better or worse, make the screen.
The Devil is a Jackass (Gracewing, 1995)
The Catholic Quiz Book (Gracewing, 1995)
Fatima: Highway of Hope (ELO, 2000)
Fatima-Ophel is the name of the writer’s own imprint. Ophel - as there must be a word to distinguish the enterprise from others using the word Fatima - was a suburb of Jerusalem at the time of Christ. The German mystic Catherine Emmerich tells that the inhabitants of Ophel, mostly poor artisans, day labourers and carriers of wood and water, were the most attached partisans of Jesus. She describes how he was driven, bound, through the streets of Orphel from Gethsemanie to Mount Sion where the High priest dwelt. She says that Stephen, the first martyr, lived there at the time.
Book reviews by Leo Madigan include
Barb of Fire - Poems of Elizabeth of the Trinity
The Virgin Mary in the Life and Writings of John Henry Newman
Mary's House, by Donald Carroll
Francisco of Fatima by Fr Leite SJ
A Crisis of Saints by Fr George William Rutler
Catherine of Genoa's Treatise on Purgatory
Contents of Leo Madigan/Fatima-Ophel Books section
© Leo Madigan 2003-2013
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