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WEDNESDAY      November 18, 1998      SECTION ONE       vol 9, no. 226

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From urban jungle to rural jungle, Betania provides a safari for salvation!

      In today's installment on the Apparitions at Betania, Venezuela, we take the reader from the modern concrete jungle of Caracas in northern Venezuela on the Carribean coast into the lush, verdant and mystical South American jungle some seventy miles south to a small farm in the tropical region known as Betania where the Blessed Virgin Mary has been appearing for over two decades and seen by thousands in the trees there and above the Grotto, etched into an emerald-spectrum hillside as candles and flowers fill the air with an aroma and aura of holiness and where millions have flocked to pray, attend outdoor Masses with hopes of getting a glimpse of the Mother of God. For all who venture into this verdant forest of faith they come away with a new conversion experience - one of reconciliation and renewed hope. For the chapter, The Road to Betania - a needed Refuge, click on THE AGE OF MARIAN APPARITIONS.

The New Lourdes: Betania - Refuge of Reconciliation
part seven

The Road to Betania - a needed Refuge

From butterflies to builders we need to realize we are responsible for our own actions before God

      November is not the normal time to talk about butterflies for they are usually in their cocoons during this time of year, but their eventual evolvement symbolizes what God has given each one of us and that we need to be tread on and crawl, and be patient and seek the solitude of prayer before we can fly. We also bring the reader a vignette on building our house on a rock, recalling Our Lord's parable in the Gospels and that we are only as solid as the convictions of our heart which will give us strength and a firm foundation to withstand the storms. For the vignettes, Butterflies are free and we were born to be free...born to fly! and Build your house on a rock!, click on A NOVEMBER CORNUCOPIA OF FOOD FOR THOUGHT APPETEASERS

Butterflies are free and we were born to be free...born to fly!

Build your house on a rock!

"I solemnly tell you that the face of evil is stamped upon every nation, and your world stands on the brink of devastating war."

     The Blessed Virgin Mary conveys that message to the Hidden Flower of the Immaculate Heart during the time when the Hidden Flower was giving her final talk to the public after two years of speaking in 38 different states. Our Lady imparted in both messages, which we bring you today, that she laments over the fact so few heed her messages and live them, that so many neglect the signs God gives to His children, that so many stay away from her Divine Son Jesus when all they need do is run to Him and He will give them rest and peace of heart. She asks all her little ones to recommit, to forego their own stubborn wills and align with God's Holy Will. In that way her Immaculate Heart will triumph sooner; if not, a great war of global proportions could be part of the Father's Justice. For messages number 284 and 285, click on "I SOLEMNLY TELL YOU..."

Messages Two Hundred Eighty-four and Two Hundred Eighty-five

Message Two Hundred Eighty-four, January 24, 1993

(Imparted to the Hidden Flower by the Immaculate Heart of Mary)
(St. Louis de Montfort Church, Fishers, Indiana)

Message Two Hundred Eighty-five, January 27, 1993

(Imparted to the Hidden Flower by the Immaculate Heart of Mary)
(Feast of St. Angela Merici)

Events Today in Church History

      On this date in 1210, Pope Innocent III had no choice but to officially excommunicate Otto IV, the German Emperor who was also acting as the Holy Roman Emperor for interference in the Investiture controversy. Innocent was the pontiff who Saint Francis of Assisi asked to approve his order and who had the dream of the Church falling down all around him and recalled the Friar to give him approval. For other events throughout the centuries that are memorable in Church history today, click on MILLENNIUM MILESTONES AND MEMORIES

Historical Events in Church Annals for November 18:

Feast of the Dedication of Saints Peter and Paul Basilicas in Rome

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


"Man's pride causes his humiliation, but he who is humble of spirit obtains honor."

Proverbs 29: 23

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November 18, 1998 volume 9, no. 226   DAILY CATHOLIC