October 21, 2000
Weekday and
Observance of the Blessed Virgin Mary on Saturday

volume 11, no. 207
October 21, 2000
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"...now they are no longer two, but one flesh" Matthew 19: 6

    The Keys to Reestablishing the Sanctity of Life through the Charism of Conjugal Love
Cyndi CainMichael Cain   After introducing this special series last weekend in honor of the special Jubilee of Families held last week in Rome, we begin today the first lesson Planting the Seeds of Love. This series is aimed at married spouses everywhere as well as engaged couples. We start with the realization that for a tree to grow, for a flower to bud, it takes great care and patience in the planting and growth cycle. 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 first lesson, see AT ONE WITH GOD series on Conjugal Love

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 and Sunday's Liturgy, see DAILY LITURGY


    First Reading: Ephesians 1: 15-23
    Psalms: Psalm 8: 2-7
    Gospel Reading: Luke 12: 8-12
Taken from the Gospel for Saturday's Mass

"And I say to you, everyone who acknowledges Me before men, him will the Son of Man also acknowledge before the angels of God. But whoever disowns Me before men will be disowned before the angels of God. And everyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man, it shall be forgiven him; but to him who blasphemes against the Holy Spirit, it will not be forgiven."

Luke 12: 8-10

Events that happened Today in Church History

    Columns designed by Panini in St. Peter's Square    Today is the 235th anniversary of the death of Giovanni Paolo Panini, the brilliant architect employed by various Popes to design the sculptures and columns in St. Peter's Square as well as numerous other sculptures and paintings within the great Basilica of St. Peter's. This includes the massive inner dome above the main altar. This master painter, sculpturer and refurbisher also designed the inner dome of the Pantheon, becoming a master at designing domes during a Baroque period that has passed the test of time. 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. SheenWe can't hear God's whisper when we shout at Him

       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".

      "In silence, there is humility of spirit or what might be called a 'wise passivity.' In such the ear is more important than the tongue. God speaks but not in cyclones - only in the zephyrs and gentle breezes. As the scientist learns by sitting passively before nature, so the soul learns wisdom by being responsive to His Will. The scientist does not tell nature its laws; nature tells the scientist. We do not tell or impose our will on God; in silence like Mary, we await an Annunciation."
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    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

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