Who We Are
The World Apostolate of Fatima, USA, Inc., was founded in 1947 as The Blue Army. The name was changed when the Vatican raised our organization to the status of Public International Association of the Faithful, which was permanently decreed in October 2010. The tagline, “Our Lady’s Blue Army” appears with our name for the sake of continuity. The apostolate is the only Fatima organization in the world which speaks “in the name of the Church” and “with the authority of the Church” on Fatima.
Our mission is to help people learn, live and spread the message of Our Lady of Fatima in communion with the Church and in concert with The New Evangelization.
We are located at The National Blue Army Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima in Washington Township, New Jersey. Our Shrine is operated under the authority of Most Rev. James F. Checchio in the Diocese of Metuchen.
Postal Address: World Apostolate of Fatima, USA, Inc., PO Box 976, Washington, NJ 07882-0976
Physical Address: World Apostolate of Fatima, USA, Inc., 674 Mountain View Rd. East, Asbury, NJ 08802-1400
The executive director and the national coordinator operate under the direction of the president of the National Board of Trustees.
President: Mr. Fred J. Carlone
Executive Director: Mr. David M. Carollo / 908-689-1700 X 216 / DCarollo@BlueArmy.com
National Coordinator: Dcn. Robert F. Ellis / 920-371-1931 / REllis@BlueArmy.com
The International Headquarters is located in Domus Pacis Hotel and Retreat Center just across the street from the International Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima in Fatima, Portugal.