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WEDNESDAY-THURSDAY      December 8-9, 1999     SECTION ONE      vol 10, no. 233-234

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Number 6:

Saint Maximilian Mary Kolbe

Martyred Apostle of Modern Communications who dedicated his frail frame and strong heart to accomplishing all he could for the Immaculate Heart of Mary by establishing Militia Immaculata

   Today as we continue to narrow down the TOP TEN CATHOLICS OF THE CENTURY we bring you the 6th person selected out of the TOP 100 CATHOLICS OF THE CENTURY. The voters chose Saint Maximilian Mary Kolbe, the Conventual Franciscan priest who, despite suffering from tuberculosis most of his life, built an empire for the Immaculate Heart of Mary through his Militia Immaculata and self-supporting Niepokalanow. This "Apostle of Mass Media" zealously promoted the Miraculous Medal and the consecration to Our Lady. His writings on Marian theology set the tone for Vatican II and the eventual proclamation of the Final Dogma of Mary. For more on the 6th selection, click on SAINT MAXIMILIAN KOLBE

6.    Saint Maximilian Mary Kolbe

Events Today in Church History

    December 8th is popular for the two most recent Ecumenical Councils, Vatican I and Vatican II. Pope Pius IX opened the First Vatican Council in Rome on this date in 1869. After nearly a year in session, the bishops and Council Fathers adjourned. It has still not officially been closed. Pope John XXIII closed the First Session of the Second Vatican Council on this date in 1962 and his successor Pope Paul VI officially closed the 21st Ecumenical Council (Vatican II) after four sessions on this date in 1965. For other pertinent events throughout the centuries that are memorable in Church history today, click on MILLENNIUM MILESTONES AND MEMORIES

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Historical Events in Church Annals for December 9:

(Feast of Blessed Juan Diego)

November 25th Medjugorje Monthly Message

   Dear children! Also today I call you to prayer. In this time of grace, may the cross be a sign-post of love and unity for you through which true peace comes. That is why, little children, pray especially at this time that little Jesus, the Creator of peace, may be born in your hearts. Only through prayer will you become my apostles of peace in this world without peace. That is why, pray until prayer becomes a joy for you. Thank you for having responded to my call.
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"And when the angel had come to her, he said, 'Hail, full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou among women...Do not be afraid, Mary, for thous has found grace with God. Behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb and shalt bring forth a son; and thous shalt call His name Jesus...The Holy Spirit shall come upon thee and the power of the Most High shall overshadow thee; and therefore the Holy One to be born shall be called the Son of God.'"
Luke 1: 28, 30-31, 35

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December 8-9, 1999 volume 10, no. 233-234  DAILY CATHOLIC