He is known as the Fatima Priest - Fr. Robert J. Fox and founder of the
Fatima Family Apostolate. He was born in
Watertown, South Dakota in 1927. His father, Aloysius Fox, was a
farmer. Fox was raised in a religious family and developed a vocation
at an early
age. After graduating
from Watertown High School Fox
studied at St John's University, an all-male Benedictine liberal arts
college in rural Minnesota between 1947 and 1950. Fox graduated from
the St Paul Seminary in 1955. (More on WikiPedia) (More
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Fr. Robert J. Fox has a mission to young people,
and a message to
proclaim: there is another way to live, God's way. In order to say
this, however, he must demonstrate that way in his own life.
Fr. Fox has a truly international public that includes Cardinals and
members of the Roman Curia. Yet they have not drawn him out of his
simplicity of life and its roots in the fields and farms of South Dakota.
On the contrary he has drawn them into his simple vision, a vision of
the Mystical Body of Christ, the Christ who has known hard work,
suffering, and great love.
In 1971, Cardinal John Wright, the Prefect for the Congregation of the
Clergy asked him to write six books as part of the General Catechetical
Directory kept at the Vatican. Fox did so and started a prolific career
with well over 50 books to his credit as at 2005 and that say year, of
2005, he published an autobiography A
Priest is a Priest Forever - 50 years in Christ's holy priesthood.
As author and journalist, as
television personality, and has been a leader in the World Apostolate
of Fatima. In
all, however, he is a priest, and he touches the lives of his people --
particularly young people -- by living the life of Jesus, human in its
tenderness and intimacy, divine in the fact that it knows no limit. His
is the Editor of a a Most Colorful Catholic Magazine indeed, the
Immaculate Messenger Magazine began publication in 1994 and
quickly established itself as the definitive magazine of Catholic
teachings and family life.
Heart Messenger is the quarterly magazine which goes to
thousands of Catholic families across the world and brings readers
teachings of sound Catholic faith and morals in harmony with the
teachings of the Universal Church.
His latest book Masculinity: The Gentle Man
~ A comment from: Johnnette Benkovic, EWTN Sharing His Life
Abundantly, Founder & President of - Women of Grace: "A book like Masculinity: the Gentle Man
underscores, highlights, and defines again those traits,
characteristics, gifts, and
graces that belong to the male person rightly understood, And, in so
doing, perhaps women, too, will find their way back to what God
intended from all eternity, even as man rediscovers the vision of
himself that God intentioned. ... Thank you, Father Robert J. Fox, for
reminding us of the truth."
With the death of Sr. Lucia on February 13, 2005, and the resulting
increased explosive interest in Fatima throughout the world, followed
soon by the death of Pope John Paul II, the special Fatima Pope, need
was seen for still another book on Fatima by the priest who was first
called “the Fatima priest.” Fatima is Forever shares the special spiritual bond between Sr.
Lucia and Pope John Paul II
Fr. Fox has regularly appeared on “Mother
Angelica Live” and has produced series
for Mother Angelica since she got started 26 years ago. In his
golden years had offers the Mass at Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament,
Hanceville, which is part of Our Lady of the Angeles Monastery where Foundress of EWTN
Mother Angelica lives.
The portrait also manifests the EWTN power of prayer which comes from
the Poor Clare Nuns of Perpetual Adoration who have backed up Mother's
global media work. Mother herself is seen at the switchboard of Eternal
Word Television Network [EWTN] with her Rosary in hand.
The Fatima Family Apostolate was started at the encouragement of the
Pontifical Council for the Laity, and is endorsed by the Vatican's
Pontifical Council for the Family.
It is now an international Apostolate, having members all over the
world. The Fatima
Family Apostolate's website: www.fatimafamily.org