Monday thru Friday on the

See why so many consider the
Daily CATHOLIC as the
"USA Today for CATHOLICS!"

THURSDAY      December 3, 1998      SECTION ONE       vol 9, no. 235

To print out entire text of Today's issue, print this section as well as SECTION TWO

We Need a Hero!

We must do our part as members of the Mystical Body of Christ

      We complete our three part series on the Heroic Act of Charity and our questions of where have all the heroes gone with a reminder that there truly is a Purgatory and those souls who make up the Church Suffering expect us, as members of the Church Militant to do our part. This responsibility is also asked of us by the Church Triumphant who are helping us here on earth, but cannot help the Holy Souls in Purgatory. Therefore, we are front and center the ones charged to come through in the clutch. It is an opportunity for us to not only be heroes, but to ensure our time in Purgatory will be shortened or bypassed by our prayers, deeds and intentions here on this finite earth as "Soldiers of Christ." This responsibility grows ever more expedient in Advent when we prepare for the coming of Christ not just at Christmas but His Second coming, a very real possibility as we near the end of the millennium. For the Eighty-sixth installment of this on-going megaseries, click on WHERE IS HOLY MOTHER CHURCH HEADING AS WE NEAR THE MILLENNIUM?.
Installment Eighty-six

The Thirty-Eighth Clarion:

part three:

"Amen I say to you, as long as you did it for one of these, the least of My brethren, you did it for Me."

Matthew 25: 40

"I solemnly tell all of my children: I am the spouse of the Holy Spirit, and it is He, the Sanctifier, Who has come to reveal to all open, consecrated hearts the Divine Will, that you might hasten the triumph of my Immaculate Heart."

      Those words from the Blessed Mother Mary in messages 302 says it all! Supported by her Messages 300 and 301 imparted to the Hidden Flower of the Immaculate Heart back in the early part of March in 1993, Our Lady reiterates the importance of all her faithful little ones being united in the Divine Will and to forego bickering and envy, rumor mongering and the like for these are all ploys by the devil to divide and conquer. She beseeches all to return to her Divine Son Jesus present in the Tabernacle and reminds all that the natural disasters, which since 1993 have intensified to biblical proportions, are all part of God's Mercy and Justice but at the same time are permitting the antichrist, whose days are numbered, to come to the forefront. She warns over and over to pray for unity and the grace of the Holy Spirit, her Divine Spouse during these times foretold in Sacred Scripture. For messages 300, 302 and 302, click on "I SOLEMNLY TELL YOU..."

Messages Three Hundred, Three Hundred-one and Three Hundred-two

Message Three Hundred, March 2, 1993

(Imparted to the Hidden Flower by the Immaculate Heart of Mary)

Message Three Hundred-one, March 5, 1993

(Imparted to the Hidden Flower by the Immaculate Heart)

Message Three Hundred-two, March 7, 1993

(Imparted to the Hidden Flower by the Immaculate Heart)


     Today we celebrate the Feast of Saint Francis Xavier, Jesuit missionary priest to America, while tomorrow is the First Friday of Advent and the Feast of Saint John of Damascus, priest and Doctor of the Church. For today and tomorrow's liturgies, meditations, and story of St. Francis Xavier, click on LITURGY FOR THE DAY.

Thursday, December 3, 1998

December 3: SAINT FRANCIS XAVIER, Religious and Missionary

Friday, December 4, 1998

December 4: SAINT JOHN OF DAMASCUS, Priest, Religious and Doctor of the Church


     Today's Prayer is taken from the Preface of the Mass honoring Saint Francis Xavier:

Father, You inflamed St. Francis, son of sthe newborn Society of Jesus, with the ardor of charity and zeal for souls, so that, ignoring dangers, difficulties and fatigue, he would embark on numerous journeys and acquainting people with the mysteries of salvation, would make them members of Your Church.

      For the special Novena Prayer for this day during this time of preparation during Advent, click on ADVENT


PRAYER for December 3: First Thursday of Advent

November 25th Medjugorje Monthly Message

    Dear children! Today I call you to prepare yourselves for the coming of Jesus. In a special way, prepare your hearts. May holy Confession be the first act of conversion for you and then, dear children, decide for holiness. May your conversion and decision for holiness begin today and not tomorrow. Little children, I call you all to the way of salvation and I desire to show you the way to Heaven. That is why, little children, be mine and decide with me for holiness. Little children, accept prayer with seriousness and pray, pray, pray. Thank you for having responded to my call.

For more on Medjugorje, click on MEDJUGORJE AND MORE

Click here to go to SECTION TWO or click here to return to the graphics front page of this issue.

December 3, 1998 volume 9, no. 235   DAILY CATHOLIC