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FRI-SAT-SUN      April 16-18, 1999      SECTION TWO       vol 10, no. 75

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Canada's Pride of the Curia is Cardinal Edouard Gagnon, President of the Pontifical Committee for International Eucharistic Congresses

     We continue with this new series that debuted the beginning of the year, bringing you on a regular basis three times a week the Princes of the Church. Our forty-fourth red-hat we feature, in alphabetical order is Cardinal Eduoard Gagnon, President of the Pontifical Committee for International Eucharistic Congresses This Canadian prelate received his red-hat in Pope John Paul II's Consistory of May 25, 1985. For more on Cardinal Gagnon, click on COLLEGE OF CARDINALS COLLECTION

44.   Cardinal Edouard Gagnon, P.S.S.


     This weekend we observe the Third Sunday of Easter, after celebrating the Second Friday and Saturday of Easter. For the readings, liturgy, and meditations, click on DAILY LITURGY FOR THE WEEKEND.

Friday, April 16, 1999

Saturday, April 17, 1999

SUNDAY, April 18, 1999

Monday, April 19, 1999


      Today we continue 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. Christ is risen from the dead, trampling down death by death, and, to those in the tomb, bestowing life. Aleluia.

Events this weekend in Church History

      This weekend we commemorate the 120th anniversary of the death of the Lourdes visionary Saint Bernadette Soubirous who died on April 16, 1879 as a Sister of Notre Dame nun at Nevers, France. Since that time her body has remained incorrupt. She was canonized in 1933 by Pope Pius XI. For other events throughout the centuries that are memorable in Church history this weekend, click on MILLENNIUM MILESTONES AND MEMORIES

Historical Events in Church Annals for April 16:

Historical Events in Church Annals for April 17:

Historical Events in Church Annals for April 18:

" Pray much, that yet much Mercy may be given you. For the Day of Great Justice is upon the horizon. "

      Those words above come from Our Lord on April 14, 1994 in which Jesus imparted a plethora of things to the Hidden Flower of the Immaculate Heart in Message #482. The main theme is to set aside the world, the flesh and the devil and cling to His Mercy for all else will soon be silenced. He prefaces these words with Message #481 two days earlier on April 12, 1994 in which the Son of God asserts that the time of Mercy is running out and soon the Father's Justice will come. Will we be ready? For Messages 481 and 482, click on "I SOLEMNLY TELL YOU..."

Messages 481 and 482

Message Four Hundred-eighty-one, April 12, 1994

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

Message Four Hundred-eighty-two, April 14, 1994

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


Daily Dose of curious contents of the Church:

Pontifical Committee for International Eucharistic Congresses

      In honor of Cardinal Eduoard Gagnon head of the Pontifical Committee for International Eucharistic Congresses we feature this curial committee today. It was first instituted by Pope Leo XIII in 1879, the same year Saint Bernadette died. On February 11, 1986 Pope John Paul II established it as a pontifical committee assigning new statutes to the office which is responsible for organizing International Eucharistic Congresses where clergy and laity come together in a public demonstration of faith in the Blessed Sacrament. Since 1881 when the first one was held at the University of Lille in France, there have been forty-six held in every continent. The last was held in Wroclaw, Poland in May 1997. The 47th will be part of the Jubilee 2000 celebrations in Rome. For more, we recommend the NEW ADVENT CATHOLIC SUPERSITE on Eucharistic Congresses. (sources: 1999 Catholic Almanac, Our Sunday Visitor; Catholic Encyclopedia, Thomas Nelson Publishers).

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April 16-18, 1999 volume 10, no. 75   DAILY CATHOLIC