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WEDNESDAY      December 9, 1998      SECTION ONE       vol 9, no. 238

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Reconciliation must first be achieved through the Sacrament of Reconciliation

      In today's installment on the Apparitions at Betania, Venezuela, we bring you why the Blessed Virgin Mary places such an emphasis on her beloved priest-sons whom she cherishes so for only through these consecrated ones can we reach true Reconciliation in the Sacrament of Reconciliation, the merciful gift endowed to us as members of the Mystical Body of Christ from her Divine Son Jesus. Mary is the "Reconciler" as deigned by the Father and she reminds us at Betania that we must respect and preserve our priests who are so precious for the salvation of our souls and the hub of Reconciliation. For the chapter, Come to the Mountain and seek Reconciliation, click on THE AGE OF MARIAN APPARITIONS.

The New Lourdes: Betania - Refuge of Reconciliation
part ten

Come to the Mountain and seek Reconciliation


December Decorations that can illuminate our hearts with nourishment from prayer to treats - all pleasing to the Almighty

     We've all seen the holy cards and statuettes of "The Praying Hands" but how many really realize what they mean? We give you a glimpse in a special story today along with an ice-cream treat here in December, one that you will remember every time you take a bit into that frozen gelate. For the vignettes, The Praying Hands and Thawing out cold hearts!, click on DECEMBER DECORATIONS THAT ENHANCE FOOD FOR THOUGHT APPETEASERS

The Praying Hands

Thawing out cold hearts!


" All you do to surrender your will to the Divine Will shall hasten the Triumph of my Immaculate Heart."

     Those assuring words come from the Blessed Virgin Mary on March 20, 1993 in a message to the Hidden Flower of the Immaculate Heart which followed her urgent plea to return family values and the importance of family to the moral fibre of our country, calling upon the example of her chaste spouse Saint Joseph, her protector on his feast day in Message #308. She laments how modern contraptions such as television, radio, movies and blatant advertising have torn families apart, making them total strangers within the close-knit unit God created. This makes us easy prey for satan's master plan and only by turning back to morality can this world avoid the terrible chastisement soon to come which will claim many to lose their eternal souls for all eternity. For Messages #308 and 309, click on "I SOLEMNLY TELL YOU..."

Messages Three Hundred-eight and Three Hundred-nine

Message Three Hundred-eight, March 19, 1993

(Imparted to the Hidden Flower by the Immaculate Heart of Mary)
(Feast of Saint Joseph, Foster Father of Jesus and Protector the Blessed Virgin Mary)

Message Three Hundred-nine, March 20, 1993

(Imparted to the Hidden Flower by the Immaculate Heart)

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


PROVERB OF THE DAY

"Bloodthirsty men hate the honest man, but the upright show concern for his life."

Proverbs 29: 10


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December 9, 1998 volume 9, no. 238   DAILY CATHOLIC