August 4, 2000
Feast of
Saint John Mary Vianney,
Cur d'Ars
St. John Mary Vianney
volume 11, no. 130
August 4, 2000
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From the Alpha to the Omega the Triune Divinity leaves nothing to fate

Sister Mary Lucy Astuto   In her column this week, Sister Mary Lucy Astuto reflects on the story of Joseph in the Old Testament and the course God destined for him and his brothers. Had they known what would evolve from their selling their brother into bondage, do you think they would have? Of course not. But no one knows the future, only God - for to Him it is the present since there is no finite time in God's Time. And the present He gives us is to trust in Him. Sister reiterates that these happenings in our lives are not coincidences designed by the fates, but rather Godincidences that happen for a purpose. Rather than trying to figure out what's in it for us, why not relax and go with the flow of graces God is pulsating our way by following His Holy Will in all things. If we do that, we'll have no regrets for we will be well on our way in weaving a masterpiece tapestry that will protect us from the worldly elements and envelop us in His love and eternal glory. For her column, entitled Nothing Happens By Accident see GETTING TO THE HEART OF THE MATTER


    First Reading:  Jeremiah 26: 1-9
    Responsorial:  Psalm 69: 5, 8-10, 14
    Gospel:   Matthew 13: 54-58
For the profile on this beloved Cure of Ars, see DAILY LITURGY

Feast of Saint John Baptist Mary Vianney, Cure d'Ars
       Father of Mercy, You made St. John Vianney outstanding in his priestly zeal and concern for Your people. By his example and prayers, enable us to win our brothers and sisters to the love of Christ and come with them to eternal glory.

    Taken from the Opening Prayer for the Feast of Saint John Mary Vianney.
Taken from the Gospel for Friday's Mass

"And they took offense at Him. But Jesus said to them, 'A prophet is not without honor except in his own country, and in his own house.' And because of their unbelief, he did not work many miracles there."

Matthew 13: 57-58

Events that happened Today in Church History

          Pope Leo XIII    Today is the 121st anniversary of the issuance of the encyclical "Aeterni Patris" written by Pope Leo XIII, the 256th successor of Peter. It was his third in a long line of encyclicals published by this deft defender of the Faith during a pontificate that spanned the 19th and 20th centuries. Because of the times, he felt it necessary to release this encyclical which dealt with the restoration of Christian philosophy. This would lead to a revival of scholastic philosophy and a rise in the philosophy promoted by the great Doctor of the Church Saint Thomas Aquinas. For other time capsule events that happened Today in Church history, see MILLENNIUM MILESTONES AND MEMORIES

Famous quotes of Bishop Fulton J. SheenWe need to get away to reflect!

   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".

    " Modern man would be far happier if he would take a little time off to meditate. As the Old Testament prophet said: "'Peace, peace,' they say, though there is no peace. The are odious; they have done abominable things, yet they are not at all ashamed, they know not how to blush" (Jeremia 6: 14-15). The Gospel tells us that Our Blessed Lord withdrew Himself from the crowds into the wilderness and prayed. Martha, who was too busy about many things, was told that only one thing was necessary. A life of faith with peace of soul can be cultivated only by periodical isolation from the cares of the world. "
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

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

WORLDWIDE NEWS & VIEWS from a Catholic Viewpoint

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