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THURSDAY      November 12, 1998      SECTION ONE       vol 9, no. 222

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We Need a Hero!

We can all be heroes for Christ through our HEROIC ACTS OF CHARITY

      There was a song in the sixties that, in part, said "Where have all the flowers gone?" We'd like to update that a bit and ask "Where have all the heroes gone?" We pose this question as we begin a short series entitled We Need a Hero! in which we examine the reasons we have so few true and worthy role models and heroes today and trace it to the fact that so few are willing to pay the price, the price Jesus asks of each one of us - to take up our cross and follow Him. For the Eighty-fourth installment of this on-going megaseries, click on WHERE IS HOLY MOTHER CHURCH HEADING AS WE NEAR THE MILLENNIUM?.
Installment Eighty-four

The Thirty-Eighth Clarion:

part one:

"If anyone wishes to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me. For he who would save his life will lose it; but he who loses his life for My sake will find it."

Matthew 16: 24-25

"Let trust be your bulwark; allow your ship to sail into my Son's Sacred Heart!"

     Those words from the Blessed Mother Mary in messages 275 and followed up in message 276 were imparted to the Hidden Flower of the Immaculate Heart back in the early part of 1993, urging all God's children to set sail for salvation by steering the right course to the pillars of Jesus and His Blessed Mother. Our Lady warns of the obstacles along the way, the laxness of many and the disobedience of many who fail to heed her Divine Son's Vicar of Christ on earth. She alerts us to pay strict attention to the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass to be sure it is still just that and not an aberration of what it is supposed to be. She also cautions us to be ready for we have entered the Great Hour of Sorrow, a time that will last until the Triumph of Mary's Immaculate Heart which will usher in that glorious time foretold in which we will be safely harbored in Christ's Peace. For messages 275 and 276, click on "I SOLEMNLY TELL YOU..."

Messages Two Hundred Seventy-five and Two Hundred Seventy-six

Message Two Hundred Seventy-five, January 9, 1993

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

Message Two Hundred Seventy-six, January 10, 1993

(Imparted to the Hidden Flower by the Immaculate Heart of Mary)
(Feast of the Baptism of Our Lord)


      Today we celebrate the Feast of Saint Josaphat Kuncevic, the Polish-born martyred bishop who helped in bringing some Eastern Churches back in line with Rome, while tomorrow we observe the Feast of Saint Mother Frances Xavier Cabrini, virgin, religious founder and educator. For today and tomorrow's liturgies, and meditations, click on LITURGY FOR THE DAY.

Thursday, November 12, 1998

Feast of Saint Josaphat, Bishop, Religious and Martyr

Friday, November 13, 1998

Feast of Saint Mother Frances Cabrini, Virgin, Missionary, Educator and Religious Founder


      Today's prayer is taken from the Opening Prayer commemorating the martyred Saint Josaphat:

Lord, fill Your Church with the Spirit that gave St. Josaphat courage to lay down his life for his people. By his prayers may Your Spirit make us strong and willing to offer our lives for our brothers and sisters.

Events Today in Church History

      For events throughout the centuries that are memorable in Church history today, click on MILLENNIUM MILESTONES AND MEMORIES

Historical Events in Church Annals for November 12:

October 25th Medjugorje Monthly Message

   Dear children! Today I call you to come closer to my Immaculate Heart. I call you to renew in your families the fervor of the first days when I called you to fasting, prayer and conversion. Little children, you accepted my messages with open hearts, although you did not know what prayer was. Today, I call you to open yourselves completely to me so that I may transform you and lead you to the heart of my Son Jesus, so that He can fill you with His love. Only in this way, little children, will you find true peace - the peace that only God gives you. Thank you for having responded to my call.

For more on Medjugorje, click on MEDJUGORJE AND MORE

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November 12, 1998 volume 9, no. 222   DAILY CATHOLIC