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THURSDAY      April 22, 1999      SECTION TWO       vol 10, no. 79

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Respect must be earned

     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".

"St. Thomas Aquinas said, 'The respect that one has for the rule flows naturally from the respect that one has for the person who gave it.' Authority must always have behind it some value which elicits respect and reverence."

Events that happened this day in Church History

      On this day in 1073 the holy monk Hildebrand was elected the 157th successor of Peter, taking the name Pope Gregory VII which in later years he would be known as Pope Saint Gregory the Great like his namesake - the first Gregory the Great back in 590 who was the 64th successor of Peter and the Holy Father who instituted Gregorian Chant. For other pertinent events throughout the centuries that are memorable in Church history today, click on MILLENNIUM MILESTONES AND MEMORIES

Historical Events in Church Annals for April 22:

Peter and John must see for themselves

      In the first part of Chapter 11, "My Lord and my God!" we see, through interior vision, the optimistic skepticism of Peter and the undying loyalty of both he and John. They hope against hope that all the Magdalen has told them is true but they must see for themselves; a trait we all have a tendency to possess for we, too, would most probably react in the same way. These meditative lessons on the Glorious Mysteries were imparted by Our Lady to the Hidden Flower of the Immaculate Heart after Pentecost 1993. They are meant to inspire and prompt a greater understanding of the Glorious Mysteries. For part one of Chapter 11, click on "MY LORD AND MY GOD!"

Meditative Lesson 11:


part one

      Dear Father, it is quite late. The day has been filled with many graces, but sorrows too, as I continue to recover from an illness which has baffled doctors and left me weak and bed-ridden for a month. God's Will be done. He alone is my life, and I trust Him totally, and love Him above all else. It is He Who prepares my poor soul for all He desires to give me, and daily He teaches me the joy of suffering for Him alone for He is my Lord and my God! The world does not understand; that is all right. He does, and that is sufficient.
"He is not here, for He has risen even as He said."
Matthew 28: 6

NEXT INSTALLMENT: Part two: "My Lord and my God!"


      Today is the Third Thursday of Easter while tomorrow we celebrate the Third Friday of Easter and the Feast of Saint George, martyr and the Feast of Saint Adalbert, Bishop and Martyr. For the readings, liturgies, meditations and vignettes on these two saints, click on DAILY LITURGY.

Thursday, April 22, 1999

Friday, April 23, 1999




      Today we complete 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. Shining in bright robes and waving palms, they acclaim their Good Shepherd. Alleluia.


Daily Dose of curious contents of the Church:

Council of Constance

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April 22, 1999 volume 10, no. 79   DAILY CATHOLIC