THUR-FRI-SAT-SUN     May 4-7, 2000    vol. 11, no. 87    SECTION TWO

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  • Fr. Robert J. Fox's column of THE FAITH OF THE FATIMA SHEPHERDS
  • Daily WORD
  • April 25th Monthly Medjugorje Message
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  • The youngest shepherd of them all will be elevated to the status of Blessed

       We are delighted to work with Father Robert Fox in bringing you this special series on the Fatima shepherd children Jacinta and Francisco Marto who will be beatified on May 13th this year by His Holiness Pope John Paul II. Throughout May we will be bringing you his articles on the two Fatima shepherds leading up to their beatification and after that, more articles on the Church in Russia since it is so pertinent to Fatima and the fact we are now publishing in Russian. Our Lady asked for the conversion of Russia and we are humbled in obediently publishing his words in Russian as well as bringing you his articles that appeared in the April-June issue of the full-color magazine which Fr. Fox edits and publishes, Immaculate Heart Messenger. To find out more, go to Father Fox's bio This weekend he begins an insightful article on the youngest of the three shepherds , little Jacinta Marto. For the first part of his column on The Spirituality of Blessed Jacinta , see THE FAITH OF THE FATIMA SHEPHERDS


    installment three:

    Spirituality of Blessed Jacinta Marto

    The youngest non-martyred child ever to be beatified

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       This weekend is devoted to the time of Easter with Friday being the WORLD DAY OF PRAYER. Sunday is the Third Sunday of Easter. For the readings, liturgies, and meditations, see DAILY LITURGY.

    Thursday, May 4, 2000

        First Reading: Acts 5: 27-33
        Psalms: Psalm 34: 2, 9, 17-20
        Gospel Reading: John 3: 31-36

    Friday, May 5, 2000

      Friday May 5:
      Friday in Easter

      White vestments

        First Reading: Acts 5: 34-42
        Psalms: Psalm 27: 1, 4, 13-14
        Gospel Reading: John 6: 1-15

    Saturday, May 6, 2000

        First Reading: Acts 6: 1-7
        Psalms: Psalm 33: 1-2, 4-5, 18-19
        Gospel Reading: John 6: 16-21

    SUNDAY, May 7, 2000

        First Reading: Acts 3: 13-15, 17-19
        Psalms: Psalm 4: 2, 4, 7-8, 9
        Second Reading: 1 John 2: 1-5
        Gospel Reading: Luke 24: 35-48

    Monday, May 8, 2000

        First Reading: Acts 6: 8-15
        Psalms: Psalm 119: 23-24, 26-27, 29-30
        Gospel Reading: John 6: 22-29

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     &bnsp;Taken from the Gospel for the Third Sunday of Easter:
    "Lord, remember me when Thou comest into Thy Kingdom. And Jesus said to him, 'Amen I say to thee, this day thou shalt be with Me in Paradise.'"

    Luke 24: 42-43

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    The colors of our soul

       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".

    "What is outside of us is beyond our control; but what is within us can be mastered and woven to any desired pattern. As Pascal once said: 'Time and my moods have little relationship; I have my fogs and my bad weather within me.' Our personal dispositions are as window panes through which we see the world either as rosy or dull. The way we color the glasses we wear is the way the world seems to us. To a great extend what we see is colored from the inside, rather than from the outside."

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    April 25th Medjugorje Monthly Message

    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! Also today I call you to conversion. You are concerned too much about material things and little about spiritual ones. Open your hearts and start again to work more on your personal conversion. Decide everyday to dedicate time to God and to prayer until prayer becomes a joyful meeting with God for you. Only in this way will your life have meaning and with joy you will contemplate eternal life. Thank you for having responded to my call."

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    May 4-7, 2000     volume 11, no. 87
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