August 26, 2000
BVM on Saturday
Observance of the
Blessed Virgin Mary on Saturday
volume 11, no. 151
August 26, 2000
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The Gospa's message for August Monthly Medjugorje Message for August

    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.

    "Dear children! I desire to share my joy with you. In my Immaculate Heart I feel that there are many of those who have drawn closer to me and are, in a special way, carrying the victory of my Immaculate Heart in their hearts by praying and converting. I desire to thank you and to inspire you to work even more for God and His kingdom with love and the power of the Holy Spirit. I am with you and I bless you with my motherly blessing. Thank you for having responded to my call."

    For more on Medjugorje, click on MEDJUGORJE AND MORE

from a Catholic Viewpoint

News Ticker from Catholic World News

Another hurdle cleared in canonization cause of Blessed Juan Diego
    The Center of Guadalupe Studies has just presented the book "The Virgin's Messenger," written by a team of archaeologists and anthropologists, which proves the historical existence of Blessed Juan Diego, the Indian visionary of the Virgin of Guadalupe's apparitions. This documentation will be presented to the Holy Father. Juan Diego's cause of canonization, following his beatification by this Pope, is already quite advanced. These new discoveries reinforce his postulation.more

For more of the Latest News and Headlines, see DAILY NEWS & VIEWS


    First Reading: Ezechiel 43: 1-7
    Psalms: Psalm 85: 9-14
    Gospel Reading: Matthew 23: 1-12
Observance of the Blessed Virgin Mary on Saturday

       All loving God, You created the human family as a reflection of Your Own Divine Life so that Your creation might share in Your happiness. Hear our prayer for Your daughters who await the birth of their children. They have cooperated with You in giving life. Assist them now as they prepare to give birth to the children in their womb. May Mary be their guide and support, calming fears and strengthening their love. May Your daughters be filled with Your peace and blessing so that they may bring their children into this world safely and in good health to the praise and glory of Your name. Amen.

Taken from the Prayer Prayer for Expectant Mothers from the book "Prayers for the New Millennium."

    For the vignette on the Observance of the Blessed Virgin Mary on Saturday, see DAILY LITURGY
Taken from the Gospel for Saturday's Mass

"Let the little children be, and do not hinder them from coming to Me, for of such is the kingdom of Heaven."

Matthew 19: 14

Events that happened Today in Church History

    Mother Teresa    Today is the 90th anniversary of the birth of Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu in Skopje, Macedonia. Of course the rest of the world knows her by her religious name, the late, great Mother Teresa, "the saint of the gutters" who founded the Missionaries of Charity, one of the fastest growing religious orders in the history of the Church. She died on September 5, 1997 in Calcutta, mourned by millions. She had been sick for years but refused to retire, saying God had work for her to do. She is remembered for always seeing Jesus in every single person and passing this wisdom on to the nuns of her order. She was a staunch supporter of the sanctity of life and on more than one occasion felt no compunction in chastising the United States and the politicians for their abhorrent stand on abortion. For other time capsule events that happened Today in Church history, see MILLENNIUM MILESTONES AND MEMORIES

Famous quotes of Bishop Fulton J. SheenStatistics are numbers that don't always add up

   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 wonders if an apology for want of love is not the effect of sampling one person out of every ten thousand and then writing a history of their passions. Would it not tend to substitute statistical average for a noble emotion? Then, too, is it scientific? Suppose we decided to write a history of the United States, and took only one day of every ten thousand days. That would be writing one event every twenty-seven years."
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!

Pro-Life Infonet and Priests For Life

1 FRIDAY     no. 150
August 25
St. Louis of France
2 SATURDAY     no. 151
August 26
BVM on Saturday
3 SUNDAY     no. 152
August 27
4 MONDAY     no. 153
August 28
Saint Augustine
Doctor of the Church

5 TUESDAY     no. 154
August 29
Martyrdom of
St. John the Baptist

6 WEDNESDAY   no. 155
August 30
in Ordinary Time
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August 31
in Ordinary Time

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