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MONDAY-TUESDAY      December 7-8, 1998      SECTION TWO       vol 9, no. 237

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What makes each of us unique? Only God has that answer!

     As we prepare for Christmas, we continue to bring you the signature feature of Father Stephen Valenta, OFM Conv. who constantly preaches living in the heart. That is what God intended from the very beginning - starting with Adam and Eve and then, through the goodness of His Own Heart, sending His Only-begotten Son to redeem every man and woman - each of whom is unique in the makeup of God's masterpieces. But He has given us all the same thing, a soul and a heart and we need to utilize those for His honor and glory in order to realize the true makeup of our heart and soul. For Father's column How to pray with the heart part three , click on HEARTS TO HEART TALK

How to Pray with the Heart part three

"The moment is closer than your finite mind can grasp when the Justice shall purify and bring the Age of the Divine Will."

      Those powerful words were conveyed by Our Lord to the Hidden Flower of the Immaculate Heart in mid-March of 1993 in her messages 304 and explained in 305 and followed up in message 306 by the Blessed Mother. Jesus' pulls no punches in entreating His children to adhere to His Holy Will and offers some suggestions that will expediate the Triumph of His Mother's Immaculate Heart. He warns over and over that if we are not rooted in His Sacred and Merciful Heart, aligned with His Mother's Immaculate and Sorrowful Heart and not totally in tune with the Divine Will we will be swallowed up in the vortex of satan's tornadic assault on our souls. For messages 304 through 306, click on "I SOLEMNLY TELL YOU..."

Messages Three Hundred-five, Three Hundred-six and Three Hundred-seven

Message Three Hundred-five, March 14, 1993

(Imparted to the Hidden Flower by the Sacred Heart of Jesus)

Message Three Hundred-six, March 14, 1993

(Imparted to the Hidden Flower by the Sacred Heart of Jesus)

Message Three Hundred-seven, March 17, 1993

(Imparted to the Hidden Flower by the Immaculate Heart)
(Feast of Saint Patrick, Apostle of Ireland)


      Monday is the Feast of Saint Ambrose, Bishop and Doctor of the Church and Tuesday is the Solemnity of the IMMACULATE CONCEPTION. Wednesday, besides being the Second Wednesday of Advent is also the Feast of Blessed Juan Diego, hermit and visionary of Guadalupe. For the liturgies, readings, meditations and vignettes on the above feasts for this time period, click on LITURGY

Monday, December 7, 1998

December 7: SAINT AMBROSE, Bishop and Doctor of the Church

TUESDAY, December 8, 1998


Wednesday, December 9, 1998

December 9: BLESSED JUAN DIEGO, hermit and visionary of Guadalupe


      For the special Novena Prayers for Monday and Tuesday for this time of preparation during Advent, click on ADVENT


PRAYER for December 7: Second Monday of Advent

PRAYER for December 8: Second Tuesday of Advent - SOLEMNITY OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION

Events in Church History

   December 8th is the 33rd and 36th anniversary respectively of when Pope John XXIII, author of Vatican II, closed the first session of this 21st Ecumenical Council which had opened on September 11, 1962. His successor Pope Paul VI would close the final session on this date in 1965, appropriately calling for the Council Fathers to increase their devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary, especially the Immaculate Conception which Pope Pius IX declared Dogma on this date in 1854. For other time capsule events that happened in Church history on December 7th and December 8th, click on MILLENNIUM MILESTONES AND MEMORIES

Historical Events in Church Annals for December 7:

(Feast of Saint Ambrose)

Historical Events in Church Annals for December 8:


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December 7-8, 1998 volume 9, no. 237   DAILY CATHOLIC