August 22, 2000
Feast of the
Mary is crowned Queen of Heaven and earth
volume 11, no. 147
August 22, 2000
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How the meaning of the Mystical Body of Christ became so clear in an underground Lourdes basilica radiating the brilliant light of God's splendor, grace and glory

The Bread of Life is glorified during Procession Editor's viewpoint of altar Cyndi and son Kellin reverently venerate the Blessed Sacrament The majestic peaks of the Pyranees over Lourdes Benediction in the massive underground St. Pius X Basilica in Lourdes

A sea of thousands of strangers suddenly become close family after the enlightenment of the unique bond we all have as members of Christ's Mystical Body

Symphony of SufferingCyndi Cain    In her sixth installment on her journey to Lourdes, Cyndi Cain continues to share her experiences during Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament in the cavernous, underground modern Basilica of Saint Pius X at Lourdes during Military Week in May this year as she describes the most meaningful and reverent devotion she had ever attended. She shares the mystical wonders that occurred in her heart and soul during this time as she experienced an "illumination of the soul," truly seeing herself as God sees her. He also put upon her heart the true meaning of the Mystical Body of Christ and our united effort as the Church Militant to help each other and the Church Suffering which represents the souls in Purgatory. Through the intercession of the Church Triumphant we are better able to accomplish our objectives here on earth as Cyndi explains from the depths of her heart as she discovers all of us are strangers no more. For her column, The Wondrous Mystical Body of Christ , see SYMPHONY OF SUFFERING.

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    First Reading: Ezechiel 28: 1-10
    Psalms: Deuteronomy 32: 26-28, 30, 35-36
    Gospel Reading: Matthew 19: 23-30
Mary is crowned Queen of Heaven and earth

       You have willed to crown the Mother of Christ with a royal diadem so she could more clearly demonstrate to her children her benevolence and love. We rejoice today because of her singular dignity and, joyful for the gift received, we join all the citizens of Heaven and with one voice we raise to You, O Father, our hymn of praise.

Taken from the Preface for the Feast of the QUEENSHIP OF MARY.

Taken from the Gospel for Tuesday's Mass

"Amen I say to you that you who have followed Me, in the regeneration when the Son of Man shall sit on the throne of His glory, shall also sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel."

Matthew 19: 28

Events that happened Today in Church History

Pope Nicholas III    Today is the 720th anniversary of the death of the 188th successor of Peter Pope Nicholas III in 1280. This Roman born Pontiff's reign lasted only three years, yet he was the first in the line of Peter to actually reside at the Vatican permanently. It was Nicholas who designed and began planting the beautiful Vatican gardens that over the years have become so famous, and yet out of view of most pilgrims, planted behind the massive St. Peter's Basilica. He is also remembered for sending missionaries to the northeast to convert the Tartar kings. For other time capsule events that happened Today in Church history, see MILLENNIUM MILESTONES AND MEMORIES

Famous quotes of Bishop Fulton J. SheenTo hate is to imprison self!

   They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but the words of Bishop Fulton J. Sheen have been known to launch a thousand images in one's mind, one of the ways this late luminary did so much to evangelize the faith. Because of the urgency of the times and because few there are today who possess the wisdom, simplicity and insight than the late Archbishop who touched millions, we are bringing you daily gems from his writings. The good bishop makes it so simple that we have dubbed this daily series: "SIMPLY SHEEN".

    "One of the tragedies of our time is that freedom is interpreted in terms of freedom from something instead of in terms of love. The man who loves everybody is a free man; the man who hates is the man who has already enslaved himself. The man who hates is dependent on that which he cannot love - and therefore is not free. To hate one's next door neighbor is a restriction of freedom. It demands walking around the block so one will not see him, or waiting until he leaves the house before leaving oneself."
to Defend Life
and pray that there will be
No more Blood and Gore!!

   We encourage you to go to the Pro-Life links below to keep up to date on the great battle between life and death - the Sanctity of Life vs. the culture of death led by pro-abort candidates and those who would advance immorality, sodomy, perjury, etc. We refer you to our HOMEPORT ENTRY PAGE where you will find a typograph of a chalice, a chalice overflowing with the innocent blood of the aborted babies nearing 40 to 50 million. Enough is enough! The story and our purpose is outlined in this typograph and for more information and why we will not give up, see DEFEND LIFE Pray and urge others to VOTE FOR LIFE!

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The Gospa's message for July Monthly Medjugorje Message for July 2000

    NOTE: We respectfully recognize and accept the final authority regarding apparitions, locutions and prophecies presently being reported around the world rests with the Holy See of Rome and the Magisterium of Holy Mother Church to whose judjment we humbly and obediently submit. For more Our Lady's message for July and more on Medjugorje, click on MEDJUGORJE AND MORE
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Pope of the Eucharist

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