September 29, 2000
Feast of the Archangels
Saint Michael, Saint Gabriel
and Saint Raphael

Saint Michael Saint Gabriel Saint Raphael
volume 11, no. 185
September 29, 2000
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The Holy Spirit sends His Spirit and His angels Our Guardian Angel is ready for the rough ride, always answering the bell Touched by Our Angels!

It's not fiction, our Guardian Angels really are there for us to light and guide our way. Sister Lucy and Padre Pio have the proof!

Blessed Padre Pio believed strongly in Angels Sister Mary Lucy Astuto   In her column this week, we bring you another gem from the archived columns of Sister Mary Lucy Astuto in which she shares with all her personal experience with her Guardian Angel and a stunning, inspiring story of Blessed Padre Pio's angel. Yes, everyone of us is touched by an angel each and every day, and it's not fiction. The angels are so powerful and there to assist us in the way God wants if only we welcome them in, let them spread their wings and shelter us, let them comfort us and keep us out of harm's way. Allow your Guardian Angel to be at your side, "to light, to guard, to rule and guide." That's what your Guardian Angel is there for. Get to know this wonderful supernatural being, give your Guardian Angel a loving name because they're your best friends and will always be there for you. For her column, entitled Wheeling and Dealing with Angels! see GETTING TO THE HEART OF THE MATTER


    First Reading: Daniel 7: 9-10, 13-14
    or Apocalypse/Revelation 12: 7-12
    Psalms: Psalm 138: 1-5
    Gospel Reading: John 1: 47-51
Feast of the Archangels
Saint Michael, Saint Gabriel
and Saint Raphael

Saint Michael Saint Gabriel Saint Raphael

       Saint Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle. Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him we humbly pray and do thou o Prince of the Heavenly Hosts, by the Power of God, cast into hell satan and all the evil spirits who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls.

    Prayer of St. Michael the Archangel, composed by Pope Leo XIII.

       O God, Who, from among other Angels, didst chose the Archangel Gabriel to announce the mystery of Thine Incarnation, mercifully grant that we, who celebrate his earthly feast, may experience his Heavenly protection.

    Prayer in honor of Saint Gabriel taken from My Daily Prayer collection of prayers.

       O God, Who didst give the Blessed Archangel Raphael to Thy servant Tobias, to be a companion on his way, grant that we, Thy servants, may ever be sheltered by his guardianship and strengthened by his aid.

    Prayer in honor of Saint Raphael taken from My Daily Prayer collection of prayers.

For the vignettes on these three esteemed Archangels and the profile on tomorrow's Feast of Saint Jerome, see DAILY LITURGY.

Taken from the Gospel for Friday's Mass

"Amen, amen, I say to you, you shall see Heaven opened, and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of Man."

John 1: 51

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    Events that happened Today in Church History

    Pope Saint Leo the GreatLeo XIII composed Prayer of St. Michael    On this date 1,559 years ago in 440 A.D., Pope Saint Leo the Great was elected the 45th successor of Peter. While his 21-year pontificate is remembered for his defining the Dogma of the Incarnation and convening two ecumenical councils. what most associate Pope Leo I with is that he saved Rome from Attila the Hun through the grace and miracle of the Holy Spirit. He was the first of thirteen Pontiffs to take the name Leo, the last being Pope Leo XIII who composed the Prayer to Saint Michael whose feast day we celebrate today. For other time capsule events that happened Today in Church history, see MILLENNIUM MILESTONES AND MEMORIES

    Famous quotes of Bishop Fulton J. SheenMental parchments patch us to our past

       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".

      " Lord Bacon and Coleridge both held that nothing that is impressed on the memory ever leaves it. This is evident in persons who in old age are brought before the scenes of their childhood, and immediately names, places and incidents come out from their storehouse of memory and the past is lived again. As old palimpsests bear the original writing under dust or new messages, so the memory retains all that we have seen and heard, said and done. Today is but the product of all our yesterdays, and our present is but the harvest of the past. The fragments of our memory are very much like islands for the moment unconnected. But it may be that they are continuous, as the solid earth itself is continuous if one did but drain off the water from the seas. "
    39 DAYS
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    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' September Message 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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