In celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the Apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima, Fatima Gems reveals the gems of Fatima, these beautiful secrets shared by our Blessed Mother to three young children in Fatima, Portugal in 1917.
Fatima Gems is produced by Array of Hope Films, hosted by author, TV Host and renowned Fatima historian, and co-founder of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal, Father Andrew Apostoli, C.F.R. He is joined by members of the Array of Hope team, Steve Eguino, Dr. Peter Howard and Lauren Costabile.
Each episode focuses on one specific gem and the beauty of Our Lady's message. This series both teaches and inspires, sharing historical data, theological principles and revealing ways that we can apply these teachings to our everyday lives. Fatima Gems showcases how the message of Fatima is just as relevant in our culture today as it was one hundred years ago.
Our Lady's Weapon
This episode of Fatima Gems sheds light on the miraculous event that occurred over 100 years ago; when Our Blessed Mother appeared to 3 young children in Fatima, Portugal in 1917. Steve Eguino takes it to the streets to see how much people know about the events in Fatima. This episode explores th...
Struggle with the Rosary
This episode of Fatima Gems begins with an introduction from Lauren Costabile. We then hear from Steve Eguino who asks the youth about their personal prayer life. The episode continues with Fr. Andrew Apostoli, CFR relating our struggle of praying the Rosary to the trials experienced by the child...
Spiritual Good of Others
We are often caught up with our own daily lives and struggles that our prayers become centered on our own personal intentions. In today's episode, we uncover the great value of prayer and sacrifice. Fr. Andrew Apostoli, CFR shares the Angel's message of praying for the salvation of souls to the c...
The Heart of Mary's Message, Part 1
This episode begins with Lauren Costabile discussing the growth of relativism in our world. We then hear from Steve Eguino as he questions students on the concepts of Heaven and Hell. Father Andrew Apostoli comes on screen speaking about our society and its viewpoint on God. Many acknowledge God ...
The Heart of Mary's Message, Part 2
Our Blessed Mother is inviting us to share in the redemption of souls through our prayers and sufferings. In this episode, Steve goes out into the streets and asks different people how they pray. Father Andrew Apostoli then shares some stories about the children of Fatima and how, despite the har...
Offering Sacrifice for Sins
As human beings, we will experience suffering throughout our lives. This episode shows us how our suffering and sacrifices, both big and small, can help us and other souls get to Heaven. On the streets, we hear from Steve Eguino as he asks students about the meaning of sacrifice and prayer. Dr. P...
Eucharistic Devotion and Reparation
The seventh Gem opens with Lauren Costabile delving into the beautiful mystery of the Eucharist and explaining how reparation of sins is possible. She then leads us to Steve who is asking the youth about the Blessed Sacrament and Adoration. Father Andrew Apostoli, CFR continues the discussion by ...
Praying for the Salvation of Souls
Gem Eight begins with Lauren Costabile introducing an uncomfortable topic that is very difficult to discuss: Hell. After Steve interviews several students about their viewpoints on the afterlife, Dr. Peter Howard discusses why Our Lady showed a vision of Hell to the children of Fatima. Fr. Andrew...
This episode emphasizes on Mary's request of first Saturday devotions and their importance in our spiritual growth. This episode continues with Steve asking students about their prayer life and devotions. Dr. Peter Howard discusses the requests of Our Blessed Mother and how powerful the devotion ...
It has been over 100 years since the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared in Fatima! What have we done to follow Our Lady's requests to change the world? Steve Eguino interviews young students at Visitation Academy about our Blessed Mother. This episode continues with Fr. Andrew Apostoli, CFR focusing on...
A Message of Hope
Lauren Costabile opens this episode by sharing the hope found in Our Lady's messages. Dr. Peter Howard then provides insight into the power of the Rosary and how to utilize it against the forces of evil that oppose marriage and the family. Special guest, David Carollo, then talks about the Blue A...
The Lives of the Children
Gem Twelve takes you to where it all happened: Fatima, Portugal! Dr. Peter Howard opens the episode by delving into the history of the town of Fatima and the lives of the three children. Fr. Andrew Apostoli, CFR then explains that we are called to emulate these three children and live out Our Lad...
Where It All Started
The final episode of Fatima Gems opens with Mario Costabile discussing the origins of Fatima Gems and his experience visiting the Church where all the children were baptized. After the guided tour, Dr. Peter Howard explains that we too can be "Angels" for our Blessed Mother. He then focuses on St...