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Join us for the
2016 National Fatima Conference
Mount St. Michael in Spokane, WA
October 12 - 16, 2016

“Animam Pro Ovibus Ponere”
(To Give His Life for the Sheep)

A gathering of Traditional Catholics from around the country for
five days of Latin Masses, spiritual exercises, inspiring lectures and sermons,
in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

Sponsored by the Religious Congregation of Mary Immaculate Queen

Registration is required by October 1, 2016!


Most Rev. Mark A. Pivarunas, CMRI, celebrates the Silver Jubilee of his episcopal consecration on September 24. Besides his lecture and “question-and-answer” session during this year’s Fatima Conference, he will also give the Keynote Address, “Reflections on 25 Years as a Traditional Catholic Bishop.” Ordained in 1985, His Excellency was raised to the episcopacy in 1991 by the late Bishop Moises Carmona. Bishop Pivarunas is the superior general of the Congregation of Mary Immaculate Queen, pastor of Mary Immaculate Church in Omaha, rector of Mater Dei Seminary, and principal of Mater Dei Academy. His Excellency also founded the Congregation of Sisters of the Mother of God to assist in his work for souls.

Rev. Father Casimir Puskorius, CMRI: Ordained by Bishop George Musey in 1986, Fr. Casimir Puskorius served in several parishes until taking up residence at Mount St. Michael in 2001, where he has been pastor since. Father is not only pastor of St. Michael’s parish, and a teacher in St. Michael’s Academy, but he is also an accomplished organist and choir director. Father Casimir frequently plays the organ for various ceremonies and sometimes joins in singing with the choir, when not himself offering Mass.

Rev. Father Benedict Hughes, CMRI: Over the years as a priest and religious, Father Benedict has spent his life in various works in the service of our Blessed Mother, particularly in the field of education. Father founded St. Joseph Seminary in 1999 and is also pastor of our oldest parish, Mary Immaculate Queen Church in northern Idaho. He is also the editor of The Reign of Mary magazine and a regular speaker at our annual Fatima Conference.

Rev. Father Dominic Radecki, CMRI: Along with his twin brother, Fr. Dominic was ordained by Bishop Robert McKenna in 1988. Since his ordination, Father has served as pastor of Queen of Angels Church in Santa Clarita, California. He has also co-authored (along with Fr. Francisco Radecki) the books What Has Happened to the Catholic Church and Tumultuous Times, both of which have benefited numerous souls seeking answers to the dilemmas of our day. Fr. Dominic has also written numerous articles for The Reign of Mary particularly for the benefit of our confraternity members.

Mr. Mario Derksen, M.A., a native of Germany, is a convert to sedevacantism (2003). A student of classical Thomistic philosophy, Mr. Derksen has a specialized interest in refuting the errors of modern philosophy. He holds a B.A. in philosophy from Florida Atlantic University (2000) and an M.A. in philosophy from Holy Apostles College & Seminary (2004). His master’s thesis, “Against the Skeptics: How Thomist Realism Refutes Radical Skepticism” (2004), takes to task some of the most fundamental errors in modern philosophy. Mr. Derksen will give a lecture entitled “The Papacy and the Passion of the Church” on Friday evening.

Rev. Father Michael Anaya: An alumnus of St. Michael’s Academy, Fr. Anaya was ordained by His Excellency, Bishop Pivarunas, in 1997. Since then, he has served in various parishes, including Most Holy Rosary Church in Michigan, Our Lady of Victory Church in Ontario, and St. Joseph’s Church in Colorado. After spending several years at Mount St. Michael, Father is currently the pastor of St. Mary’s Church in Tacoma, Washington. Father will be the emcee of this year’s Fatima Conference.

Dr. Martin P. Hughes, Ph.D., another alumnus of St. Michael’s Academy, holds his doctorate in chemistry from the University of Notre Dame. He has studied at secular as well as modern Catholic institutions of higher learning both in the U.S. and abroad.

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Basic Schedule

Wednesday, October 12
2:00-4:30 p.m. Check-in (Bookstore and Library open)
4:30 p.m. Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary; confessions available
5:00 pm Holy Mass with Introductory remarks by the Master of Ceremonies with overview of the Fatima Conference
6:00 pm Dinner with the Priests and Religious with 25th Annivesary celebration of the Episcopal Consecration of Bishop Mark A. Pivarunas, CMRI

Thursday, October 13
Low Mass
Four Lectures followed by Question-and-Answer session during the day
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Rosary, Benediction
Banquet and Keynote Address: ”Banquet & Keynote Address: Animam Pro Ovibus Ponere - Reflections on 25 Years as a Traditional Catholic Bishop” by Most Rev. Bishop Mark A. Pivarunas, CMRI

Friday, October 14
Pontifical High Mass
Two lectures by His Excellency, Bishop Mark Pivarunas, CMRI
Afternoon lecture followed by Question-and-Answer Session
Dinner followed by Lecture by Mr. Mario Derksen: The Papacy and the Passion of the Church
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and All-Night Adoration

Saturday, October 15
Day of Recollection begins after Holy Mass and breakfast
Four conferences on the spiritual life
Conclusion of Day of Recollection and Renewal of the Act of Total Consecration to Jesus through Mary
Dinner followed by lecture by Dr. Martin P. Hughes

Sunday, October 16
High Mass at Mary Immaculate Queen Church in Rathdrum, Idaho
Breakfast with parishioners at MIQ Church; Open House at the City of Mary and St. Joseph Seminary
Guided tour of the Mount
Chanted Vespers
Closing ceremonies: Candlelight Procession, Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament; farewell to Our Lady of Fatima.

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Rates for Fatima Conference 2016

If you would like to sponsor a Religious to eat dinner with you or if you just want to sponsor a Religious, please be sure to mark it on the registration form.

* The Mount does have an elevator for those who have difficulties using the stairs.




$300 per person

$125 per person

$75 per person

• Double-occupancy room
   (5 nights)
• All meals
• Banquet and Keynote Address
• Sunday dinner
• All lectures
• Outing on Sunday
• All meals
• Banquet and Keynote Address
• Sunday dinner
• All lectures
• Outing on Sunday
• Does not include room!
• Friday evening
• Sunday dinner
• All meals and lectures on
   Saturday and Sunday         
• Outing on Sunday
• Does not include room!


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Breakfast   $  7.00       $  5.00            All day lectures     $25.00       $20.00    
Lunch   $  8.00       $  5.00            Sunday Dinner   $25.00       $20.00    
Dinner/Lecture   $30.00       $20.00            Keynote Banquet   $40.00       $35.00    
Sunday Outing   $30.00       $20.00            Room per extra night   $30.00       $30.00    

Please note that we are not able to offer single rooms. Rooms are rented on a first-come, first-served basis. Hotels and motels within 15 minutes of Mount St. Michael are located primarily on north Division. If it is your first time in Spokane and you do not plan to stay at the Mount, let us know so that we can send you necessary directions. It would, of course, be imperative for you to have your own transportation. Spokane has many high-quality hotels, most of them located within 25 minutes of the Mount.

An opportunity for zeal and charity: Do you have the means to sponsor someone for the Conference who cannot afford to attend? Please let us know if you would like to help.

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