The Cell Hour of Holiness is a spiritual exercise for a small group which meets once a week for an hour before the Blessed Sacrament or in a home. Members endeavor to grow in holiness by responding to Our Lady of Fatima’s request for prayer, penance and sacrifices. The intention is to help save the souls of “poor sinners” who have no one to pray for them as well as our own.
It may be said that the first Cell Holy Hour started with Our Lady and the three seers. During Our Lady’s six apparitions at Fatima in 1917, they all prayed together.
The purpose of the World Apostolate of Fatima (Blue Army) is to fulfill the Message of Our Lady of Fatima and thus to bring about the promised triumph of Her Immaculate Heart.
The meetings are entirely spiritual. Their purpose is not to spread the Fatima message to others so much as to develop it in themselves.
Our Lady came to offer Her Immaculate Heart so that we could (by using this ineffable Heart) attract the Spirit of God into us far beyond the limits of our mediocre lives. She proved it would work by using three children (simple and ordinary) and making soaring saints out of them.
Those three children were the first Blue Army Cell. And the cell uses their methods (taught and inspired by Our Lady). It gives us their goals.
Accept from God all that He desires to send you. Your works, joys and sufferings in a spirit of reparation for the conversion of sinners;
Pray the Rosary daily meditating on the mysteries;
Wear the Scapular of Our Lady of Mount Carmel as a sign of your consecration to Her Immaculate Heart.
This is essentially all Our Lady asked of the children. While The World Apostolate of Fatima members all pledge to do these things, they make reparation to the fulfillment of Our Lady’s three requests.
The World Apostolate of Fatima is the apostolate of the Immaculate Heart of Mary for the growth of Eucharistic life. Therefore the logical place for the Cell meeting is before the Blessed Sacrament.
This hour is not like the typical hour of adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. This is more an hour when we communicate with Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament and He communicates back to us as we approach Him in union with the Immaculate Heart of Our Mother.
Eucharistic and Angel’s Prayer (once)
Cell Rosary (five decades, changing mysteries at each meeting, using cell booklet)
Invocation to the Blue Army Patrons
Eucharistic and Angel’s Prayer (twice)
Depending on time, add other prayers, especially the Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel, etc.
St. John the Evangelist Church cell meetings take place in the Chapel on Mondays after the 10:00 weekday Mass.
Cell leader: Christine Heintz