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WEDNESDAY      April 14, 1999      SECTION ONE       vol 10, no. 73

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The Liturgy begins to take shape in form and function during the embryo years of the Church

      We continue today with the abridged History of the Mass and Holy Mother Church over a 2000 year span called 2000 YEAR VOYAGE ON THE BARQUE OF PETER. Today we bring you the fourth installment this week with the fifth tomorrow on the The Embryo Years. For Installment four, click on BARQUE OF PETER

Installment Four

part one: Forming the Liturgy

TOMORROW: Installment Five

Cardinal Carlo Furno: A grand cardinal experienced in diplomatic circles chosen to lead the influential Knights of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem as Grand Master

     Today we feature our forty-third red hat in alphabetical order. He is the 78 year-old Cardinal Carlo Furno of Italy who serves as Archpriest of the Basilica of St. Mary Major in Rome and Grand Master of the Equestrian Order of the Knights of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem. For more on this Italian cardinal appointed by Pope John Paul II in the Consistory of November 26, 1994, click on COLLEGE OF CARDINALS COLLECTION

43.   Cardinal Carlo Furno

The Magdalene confronts the Roman soldiers

Meditative Lessons on the Glorious Mysteries

      In the second part of Chapter 9: "Whom do you seek?" we continue with Mary Magdalen as she searches out Our Lord, confronting first the pagan Roman soldiers who are, to say the least, panicked. But Mary did not panic for she knew that in God's time all would be it was. That's faith. These meditative lessons, imparted by Our Lady to the Hidden Flower of the Immaculate Heart after Pentecost 1993, are meant to inspire and prompt a greater understanding of the Glorious Mysteries. For part two of Chapter 9, click on "MY LORD AND MY GOD!"

Meditative Lesson 9:


part two

NEXT INSTALLMENT: Part three: "Whom do you seek?"

April Apologues raining down Food for Thought Appeteasers

      What if you were asked to choose a leader, would you look at his characteristics and behavioral patterns? That would seem to be the course of judgment, but don't always believe what you see or hear as we prove in the first vignette Be careful who and how you judge and a second poignant piece that should flood the depths of our hearts and wills and nourish our resolve. It is called Cracked up to be the best it can be: the Crack Pot! For these two Appeteasers, click on APRIL APOLOGUES: FOOD FOR THOUGHT APPETEASERS
      Today we bring you two vignettes that should make you think. The first we challenge your political correctness and how far that will take you. It was submitted by GS via e-mail and is called: Be careful who and how you judge. The second comes from NH and is a poignant piece that will buoy all our spirits for it is a story that will flood the depths of our hearts and wills and nourish our resolve. It is called Cracked up to be the best it can be: the Crack Pot! Enjoy.

Cracked up to be the best it can be: the Crack Pot!


     Today is the Second Wednesday of Easter while tomorrow we continue Paschaltide with the Second Thusday of Easter. For the readings, liturgies, and meditations, click on DAILY LITURGY.

Wednesday, April 14, 1999

Thursday, April 15, 1999


      Today we begin a short series of Responsory Prayers during Paschaltide adapted from the Byzantine Liturgy:

This day was made by the Lord, Alleluia. Let us rejoice and be glad in it, Alleluia. Behold today is the day of resurrection! Let us glory in the feast. Alleluia.

Gratitude is always cheerful

      They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but the words of Bishop Fulton J. Sheen have been known to launch a thousand images in one's mind, one of the ways this late luminary did so much to evangelize the faith. Because of the urgency of the times and because few there are today who possess the wisdom, simplicity and insight than the late Archbishop who touched millions, we are bringing you daily gems from his writings. The good bishop makes it so simple that we have dubbed this daily series: "SIMPLY SHEEN".

"The cheerful person always sees in any present evil some prospective good; in pain he sees a Cross from which will issue a Resurrection; in trial, he finds correction and discipline and an opportunity to grow in wisdom; in sorrow, he gathers patience and resignation to the Will of God. In all things there is thankfulness. "

March 25th Medjugorje Monthly Message

    Dear children! I call you to prayer with the heart. In a special way, little children, I call you to pray for conversion of sinners, for those who pierce my heart and the heart of my Son Jesus with the sword of hatred and daily blasphemies. Let us pray, little children, for all those who do not desire to come to know the love of God, even though they are in the Church. Let us pray that they convert, so that the Church may resurrect in love. Only with love and prayer, little children, can you live this time which is given to you for conversion. Place God in the first place, then the risen Jesus will become your friend. Thank you for having responded to my call.
For more on Medjugorje, click on MEDJUGORJE AND MORE


"For God so loved the world that He gave His only- begotten Son, that those who believe in Him may not perish, but may have life everlasting."

John 3: 16

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