Authors and Contributors
Donal Anthony Foley
I am responsible for the overall maintenance of the site, and everything not specifically allocated to someone else(!) - particularly for the section dealing with Marian apparition discernment. I have degrees in Humanities (BA) and Theology (BD), have worked as a teacher, and live in Nottingham England. My booklet on the role the Marian apparitions in history is available from CTS publications, and the full-length version Marian Apparitions, the Bible, and the Modern World, was published by Gracewing Publishers in November 2002.
Leo Madigan is a self employed scribe and lives in Fatima. A sometimes Merchant Seaman, teacher, and always writer, he was born and schooled in New Zealand. His work originally appeared in Blackwoods Magazine, while he has produced a body of journalism both nautical and religious in the U.S. and in Britain, and also edited the London based, Marine Society's "Seafarer" magazine.
His Religious books include "The Devil is a Jackass" (Gracewing 1995), "The Catholic Quiz Book" (Gracewing 1995), "Fatima: Highway of Hope" (ELO 2000), and "What happened at Fatima" (CTS 2000). "The Fatima Handbook", an English language guide to the Shrine was published by Gracewing in March 2001.
Has also written "The Bank of Infinite Reserves"- a contemporary but traditional Catholic novel for children - which was published in 1997. This has been scripted in Hollywood and may, for better or worse, make the screen. Another contemporary but traditional Catholic novel for children and set in New Zealand "The Weka Feather Cloak" was published in April 2002 by Bethlehem Books of North Dakota.
Timothy Tindal-Robertson is a writer and lecturer on Fatima and its importance in the Church. He formerly ran Augustine Publishing Company with his wife, and lives in Devon, England. His book Fatima, Russia & John Paul II, detailing the changes in Russia since the collegial consecration of 1984, is currently available published by Gracewing. He has also produced several booklets on Fatima which have been published by the CTS.
Martin Blake is a retired school master who lives in Somerset, England. He now does a lot of work to promote the lay communities known as the Foyers of Charity. He is responsible for the English "Friends of the Foyers" association and for organizing Foyer-type retreats in Britain. Martin has co-written a booklet on Marthe Robin, the co-foundress of the Foyer movement, and this available from CTS Publications.
Peter Grace taught in boys' schools or colleges of further education from 1950 -1977, chiefly with the Salesians, with a 2-year break in Italy as a translator. His qualifications are: B.A. (S.A.), Dip. Ed. (Oxon.), M.A. (Cantab.). He then lived in South Africa and then Swaziland for a total of 14 years, having married Isabel 20 years ago. They live in Cambridgeshire, England, and since 1998 they have been running a Tutorial Panel for Home-schoolers.
Fr Edwin Gordon
Fr Edwin Gordon graduated in Law at the University of Bristol in 1956 before he began his studies for the priesthood. He is a former spiritual director of the English College at Valladolid, Spain, and has spent many years in pastoral work in England. He has now retired from parish work, presently lives in Fatima, and has regularly written for the "Homiletic and Pastoral Review." He has also authored a book on the creed, sacraments and beatitudes called Upon this Rock (1985), and a booklet called A Catechism of the Holy Rosary (1989).
Dr. Pravin Thevathasan
Dr. Thevathasan, MB.BS, MRCPsych. MSc., is a Consultant Psychiatrist living in the West Midlands, UK. He obtained his medical degree in London, and subsequently gained membership of the Royal College of Psychiatrists while training at the University Hospital of Wales. He is especially interested in relating the authentic findings of psychiatry and psychology to the pastoral teaching of the Church.