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EASTER SUNDAY ISSUE      April 4, 1999      SECTION ONE       vol 10, no. 65

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A Blessed Easter to all our readers!

      ith the end of Lent and the Easter Triduum, it is time for joy and celebration at the glorious Resurrection of the Lord. For the Easter Sunday liturgy, commentary, and meditations as well as Easter Monday, click on EASTER LITURGY

EASTER SUNDAY, April 4, 1999


Monday, April 5, 1999

"He is not here, He has risen as He said."

      In honor of the Resurrection, we bring you a special chapter as we inaugurate the Meditative Lessons after the Passion and Death of Jesus compiled in "MY LORD AND MY GOD!" Until Pentecost we will be bringing you these Meditative Lessons of the Glorious Mysteries in installments imparted by the Blessed Virgin Mary to the Hidden Flower of the Immaculate Heart after Pentecost of 1993, are meant to inspire and prompt a greater understanding of the glorious time after Christ's Resurrection through His Blessed Mother's Assumption into Heaven. The chapter featured today is appropriately called "HE IS RISEN! ALLELUIA!" which treats the time when the first believers arrived at the tomb only to find it empty and the angel standing there with the famous refrain "He is risen." For this lesson, click on "MY LORD AND MY GOD!".

Meditative Lesson 6:


part one

      Dear Father, how gracious is Our Lord. He has allowed these Lessons/Meditations to come at a much slower pace, so that, in my illness, I can do a proper job in writing what I am given to see 'interiorly', and to hear fully all our Blessed Mother relates. Only God's strength has enabled me to go to Mass and receive Him. Only He I s holding the pen and helping me to fulfill His Divine Will. Thus, on Sunday, Our Lady gently urges me to continue. I have tested the voice and I begin.
"He is not here, but is risen. Remember how He spoke unto you, when He was yet in Galilee."
Luke 24: 6

NEXT INSTALLMENT: Part Two - Our Lady's Meditation of "He is Risen! Alleluia!"

It's time to hop to it!

      In this weekend's editorial we point out that even though Lent is over, Easter is no time to take it easy. Rather, we need to take a page from the Apostles who, if they thought they were busy during the three year public ministry of Jesus, they hadn't seen anything yet compared to what was to come once the Holy Spirit descended on them. But, like the Apostles, so also we need to realize that the path ahead is going to be tough - mighty, mighty tough and could very well result in our own martyrdom down the road. But when we consider what Christ accomplished on this day for us, the price of sacrifice pales in comparison. For today's Easter commentary We need to hop to it!, click on CATHOLIC PewPOINT.

We need to hop to it!

Michael Cain, editor

A name by any other name is never sweeter than hearing our own being called

      In her column this week, Sister Mary Lucy Astuto celebrates the occasion of Easter, illustrating how Mary Magdalene, who loved Our Lord so did not recognize Him after His resurrection - mistaking Him for a mere gardener until He spoke her name. Sister points out that God knows all of us intimately and calls each one of us by name. Are we listening? Do we hear and recognize Him when He calls us? It's something to ponder as you read her special Easter message today. For Sister's column, He is risen as He said, click on GETTING TO THE HEART OF THE MATTER



"They have taken the Lord from the tomb, and we don't know where they have laid Him."

John 20: 2

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April 4, 1999 volume 10, no. 65   DAILY CATHOLIC