Our Mission Statement
What is the 101 Foundation?
We are a non-profit Roman Catholic Marian educational organization dedicated to the greater honor and glory of God by spreading the messages of Our Lord & Savior Jesus Christ through
His Blessed Mother Mary.
We do this through education and pilgrimages.
We promote Roman Catholic devotions, such as: Apparition messages, the Sacraments, the Holy Rosary, the Stations of the Cross, use of Sacramentals, and much more. Our main apparitions of promotion are Akita, Japan - (where a statue of Our Lady wept exactly 101 times; thus, the 101 Foundation takes its name after the Akita apparitions) - Fatima, Portugal - Lourdes, France - and Garabandal, Spain. We carry on a number of mini-retreats, and provide a small center for meetings, and conferences, exclusively for
Roman Catholic groups, (i.e.-a Carmelite third-order has monthly meetings in our facilities.)
We also offer books and other forms of media and Catholic religious articles to help further spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ & the Catholic faith.
The 101 Foundation was established on
May 13, 1989 by our Founder & Director,
Dr. Rosalie A. Turton.
Dr. Turton is a SUNY graduate and former administrator in Higher Education of the State University of New York, College at Buffalo in Buffalo, New York. Her passion for Jesus and
His beloved Mother led her to this work.
At the start of this endeavor, Dr. Turton worked closely with Mr. John Haffert & was on the
Board of Directors of Fatima Travel in
Washington, New Jersey.
Mr. Haffert (now passed on) was the
co-founder of the
World Apostolate of Fatima
Our Lady's Blue Army Shrine in
Washington, New Jersey.
At about that time, Bishop John S. Ito of Niigata, Japan asked John Haffert that the Blue Army
become the Akita Center of the United States
for the purpose of spreading the Akita messages,
which he had approved in a formal pastoral letter.
Since Mr. Haffert had resigned as the director
of the Blue Army, and since the present
administration of the Blue Army (at that time)
had chosen to have the Blue Army concentrate
only on the Fatima apparitions, another
organization needed to assume the Bishop's request.
This is how the 101 Foundation was born!
Dr. Turton had just edited two new books by
John Haffert about the apparitions of Our Lady
at Akita, and since a publisher needed to be obtained,
it seemed wise and appropriate to publish and
distribute this type of information about
Marian apparitions ourselves.
Dr. Turton then sold her home to obtain the
funds to come to Warren County, New Jersey
to work for Jesus and Our Lady.
This is how the Mission began & continues today!