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Feast of Blessed Juan Diego Advent Weekday
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Hermit and Visionary

volume 11, no. 256
December 9, 2000
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"...now they are no longer two, but one flesh" Matthew 19: 6

    The sacredness of MotherhoodA mother's heart is literally the coronary corridor to Heaven, but the modernists, feminists andThe threat of Feminism and modernism are trying to deflower the sacredness of Motherhood culture of death advocates are trying to force so many women off that route by demeaning motherhood!

    The warmest hearts are found in holy marriages led by the heart of the wife - the mother. Melded with her husband, those hearts are where we begin to stoke the fires of the Holy Spirit's love.
    The Keys to Reestablishing the Sanctity of Life through the Charism of Conjugal Love
    Cyndi CainMichael Cain   After introducing this special series on the weekend of the special Jubilee of Families held October 13-14 in Rome, we continue today with the seventh lesson The Dignity of Motherhood in which we elevate the woman - wife and mother, just as God did, in defining her integral role in salvation as being the vehicle for life, the conduit for providing more souls for eternal bliss and the literal coronary corridor to Heaven. We point out the forces that oppose this dignity, this august role and how they seek to destroy and demean motherhood through their angst-ridden, misguided agenda guided by the culture of death. It is the mother on whom young and old place their trust for mom never fails and, in that, she suffers much for she is not superhuman, but merely a willing instrument giving her fiat to God to carry in her womb life itself for nine months, then undergo intensive labor pains, the patience of rearing her own flesh and blood and giving greatly in body, mind and soul and then experiencing the joys and sorrows of their lives. She realizes they are not hers to keep, but she is merely the surrogate for awhile until they are given back to God in His time and on His terms. Her cooperation in all this is her greatest triumph. This sensitive and enlightening series is co-written by Michael and Cyndi Cain, who share what the Holy Spirit has inspired them to write including intimate, chasteful revelations of their own lives that have helped elevate their Conjugal Love. The entire concept unlocks the keys to reestablishing the Sanctity of Life through the Charism of Conjugal Love and, through one couple at a time, like a ripple that extends ever outward, we can change the world and eradicate the culture of death. This series will run in each Saturday issue. For the seventh lesson, see AT ONE WITH GOD series on Conjugal Love

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        The elections are over, but the battle for life is not. We cannot give up the fight. Please continue to pray for the Sanctity of Life and pray for those pro-abort candidates who were elected that they will have a conversion of heart and recognize the evil of their ways. Remember, nothing is impossible with God. 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 murder, immorality, sodomy, perjury, etc.

Also we recommend the following excellent sites whose main purpose is the Sanctity of Life

Pro-Life Infonet and Priests For Life and People of Life and Human Life International and
American Life League and National Right to Life and Oblates of Mary Immaculate Life Issues


    First Reading: Isaiah 30: 19-21, 23-26
    Psalms: Psalm 147: 1-6
    Gospel Reading: Matthew 9: 35-38; 10: 1, 6-8
Advent Daily Novena Prayer for Saturday in the First Week of Advent

        Heavenly Father, with what Love did you send Your Only Begotten Son to earth. With what Love did You watch over Your beloved daughter, Mary, who carried Jesus in her Immaculate womb. Heavenly Father, as we begin the second week of Advent, we ask You to help us to sweep away the cobwebs of lukewarmness from our minds and our hearts by the outpouring of the Holy Spirit upon us, and upon all the world.

Feast of Blessed Juan Diego of Guadalupe Feast of Blessed Juan Diego, Hermit and Visionary

    For today's Advent liturgy and the profile of Blessed Juan Diego plus tomorrow's Second Sunday of Advent Liturgy, see DAILY LITURGY
Taken from the Gospel for Saturday's Mass

"The harvest indeed is great, but the laborers are few. Pray therefore the Lord of the harvest to send forth laborers into His harvest."

Matthew 9: 37

Events that happened Today in Church History

Pope John Paul II embraces Lech Walesa Lech Walesa

       Today is the 10th anniversary of the election of the Holy Father's good friend Lech Walesa, as President of Poland. He is also a Nobel Peace Prize Laureate who never compromised his faith in leading Poland away from communism. Walesa, born in the small village of Lipna, near Wloclawek in eastern Poland, fought the hammer and sickle and credits fellow Pole Pope John Paul II with being the moving force in throwing off the yoke of communism, affirming that "The election of John Paul II as Pope was a gift from Heaven. Without the Holy Father, Solidarity could never have been formed, and we never would have succeeded." Walesa has always fallen back on the help of the Archangels Saints Michael, Gabriel and Raphael for it was on their Feast Day - September 29, 1943 that he was born in eastern Poland while Poland was occupied by Nazi Germany. For other time capsule events that happened Today in Church history, see MILLENNIUM MILESTONES AND MEMORIES

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    Famous quotes of Bishop Fulton J. SheenMultiplication of opinions are different from the absoluteness of math

       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".

      "Everyone believes in the absoluteness of the multiplication table, and agrees that two and two makes four. Ibsen, however, once said: "Maybe two and two make five in the fixed star." To this G.K. Chesterton retorted: "How do you know there are any such things as fixed stars, unless you keep adding over and over again, two and two make four?" Many persons adhere to certain causes with the same energy as they believe in the multiplication table, eg. labor leaders, chamber of commerce, staunch Democrats, strong Republicans, etc. The greatest convictions are in the field of religion, though these actually in modern society provoke less social disturbance than economic conflicts among economic groups."
    The Gospa's message for November Monthly Medjugorje Message for November

      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 the November 25th Message and more on Medjugorje, click on MEDJUGORJE AND MORE
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