October 2, 2000
Guardian Angel Feast of the Guardian Angels
volume 11, no. 188
October 2, 2000
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The Choir of Angels sing Mary's praises as she reflects the Goodness and Mystery of the Blessed Trinity in a mystical mirror that bids all to see and come to her Divine Son Jesus
      In this issue we continue to bring you gems from archived issues by Pat Ludwa. Today Pat honors the Blessed Virgin Mary Queen of Heaven and earth - Salve Regina - on this, the Feast of the Guardian Angels of whom she reigns above at the Triune Divinity's direction. Pat illustrates how Divine Revelation directs us to honor the Mother of God and afford her the titles and veneration due her as the Daughter of the Father, the Mother of the Son, and Spouse of the Holy Spirit. She is the Mother of the Church watching over us all as her loving children and drawing us all closer to her Divine Son. For Pat's column Mary, Queen of the Angels and the Saints see VIEW FROM THE PEW


    First Reading: Job 1: 6-22
    Psalms: Psalm 17: 1-3, 6-7
    Gospel Reading: Matthew 18: 1-5, 10

Feast of the Guardian Angels

    Heaven is the dwelling-place of the angels, mysterious and sublime creatures; consequently the loving hope of the faithful who dwell in the darkness of this earthly life dares to trust in the light and comfort of these select spirits who enjoy Your beatific presence and never cease their service of praise and adoration.
Taken from the Preface for the Mass of the Guardian Angels.

For the vignette on this feast and the readings, meditations for today and tomorrow's Mass, see DAILY LITURGY.

Taken from the Gospel for Monday's Mass

"Amen I say to you, unless you turn and become like little children, you will not enter into the kingdom of Heaven. Whoever, therefore humbles himself as this little child, he is the greatest in the kingdom of Heaven. And whoever receives one such little child for My sake, receives Me."

Matthew 18: 3-5

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    Events that happened Today in Church History

    Pope Lucius IIIPope Clement VII    Today is the anniversary of the death of two Sovereign Pontiffs, both of whom had to deal with being overwhelmed by heretics. First, on this day 815 years ago in 1185 A.D. Pope Lucius III passed on to his Heavenly reward. The four year papacy of this 171st successor of Peter was frought with heresies which prompted him to command the Papal States to suppress heresy by any means, even force, if necessary. He himself had to flee to Verona, driven from Rome because of riots in the streets by the heretics. Heresy was the millstone the 219th in the line of Peter had to deal with as well. 466 years ago Pope Clement VII died after an eleven year pontificate during the height of the Protestant Reformation. He was helpless to curb the bitter struggle between Catholics and Lutherans. In addition, he was forced to excommunicate the king of England, Henry VIII for his disobedience. The Church was in the throes of abandonment and reform was greatly needed. That resolve - the Council of Trent - would come too late for Clement. For other events that happened today in Church History, see MILLENNIUM MILESTONES AND MEMORIES

    Famous quotes of Bishop Fulton J. SheenLive right and you'll always be right!

       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 driving people to sleeping tablets is to some extent driving them to psychoanalytical couches - they are in flight from what is distasteful and what cannot be blotted out - and most often it is unrequited guilt. We point out these sad facts to remind those who are full of fears and anxieties that there is another remedy besides sleeping tablets, and that is consciously confronting our guilt and asking the pardon of God. Another way is to live right, so we won't have to try to forget. "
    36 DAYS
    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

    The Gospa's message for September Monthly Medjugorje Message for September 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 Our Lady's message for September and more on Medjugorje, click on MEDJUGORJE AND MORE
    1 FRIDAY     no. 185
    September 25
    Saints. Michael, Gabriel
    and Raphael, Archangels

    2 SATURDAY     no. 186
    September 30
    Saint Jerome
    Doctor of the Church

    3 SUNDAY     no. 180
    October 1
    26th SUNDAY
    St. Therese of Lisieux
    4 MONDAY     no. 188
    October 2
    Feast of the
    Guardian Angels

    5 TUESDAY     no. 189
    October 3
    Weekday in
    Ordinary Time
    6 WEDNESDAY   no. 190
    October 4
    Feast of Saint
    Francis of Assisi

    7 THURSDAY     no. 191
    October 5
    Weekday in
    Ordinary Time

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