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EASTER MONDAY      April 5, 1999      SECTION ONE       vol 10, no. 66

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From Peter to John Paul II - 2000 years of rock-solid faith

      By popular demand, beginning today and scheduled to run each Wednesday thereafter, we will bring you 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 first installment on where it all began after Jesus gave Saint Peter the keys of the kingdom, adding a vital, key ingredient of the faith - the Blessed Sacrament. For Installment one, click on BARQUE OF PETER

Installment One


THIS WEDNESDAY: Installment Two

Message to the Americas: Piety promotes passion for the faith just as Catholic education elevates the consciousness of cultures

      Following up a year after the Bishops of North, Central and South America, along with the Caribbean contingent, met for the month-long Synod of the Americas in Rome at the end of 1997, Pope John Paul II officially closed the Synod with his Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation Ecclesia in America at Our Lady of Guadalupe Shrine in Mexico City in January. Because of its significance for all Americans, we bring you this important document in several installments over the next few months. For those wanting to read the entire encyclical or check footnotes, go to Ecclesia in America For the sixth installment on Chapter Two: Encountering Jesus Christ in America Today - Popular Piety, click on THE VICAR OF CHRIST SPEAKS.


Popular piety

Our Lady asks if we will sleep through the Glory

Meditative Lessons on the Glorious Mysteries

      In the Blessed Mother's meditation today from Chapter 7: "He is Risen! Alleluia!" Our Lady asks us to consider the significance of the moment when millions and millions of souls were released from the bondage of Limbo to finally enter the kingdom of Heaven through the ultimate Sacrifice of her Divine Son Jesus and His glorious conquest over death with His Resurrection. Unlike the Roman soldiers who slept, Mary asks if we will sleep through the Glory when her Son comes again. Are our hearts comatose to the graces and Mercy He so generously dispenses? 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, click on "MY LORD AND MY GOD!"

Meditative Lesson 6:


part two Our Lady's Meditation

NEXT INSTALLMENT: Part One - Chapter Seven: Jesus Seeks First His Mother


     Today is Easter Monday while tomorrow we continue the celebration with Easter Tuesday. For the readings, liturgies, and meditations, click on DAILY LITURGY.

Monday, April 5, 1999

Tuesday, April 6, 1999

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


     Today is Easter Monday while tomorrow we continue the celebration with Easter Tuesday. For the readings, liturgies, and meditations, click on DAILY LITURGY.

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April 5, 1999 volume 10, no. 66   DAILY CATHOLIC