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FRI-SAT-SUN      February 12-14, 1999      SECTION TWO       vol 10, no. 30

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     This weekend we observe Fifth Friday and Fifth Saturday in Ordinary Time plus Observance of the Blessed Virgin Mary on Saturday, as well as the SIXTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME leading into the Sixth Monday of Ordinary Time. Sunday, Valentines Day, is also the feast of Saints Cyril and Methodius, "Apostles to the Slavs." For the readings, liturgy, meditations and vignettes on these feasts, click on DAILY LITURGY FOR THE WEEKEND.

Friday, February 12, 1999

Saturday, February 13, 1999

Observance of the Blessed Virgin Mary on Saturday

SUNDAY, February 14, 1999

     February 14 is normally the Feast of Saints Cyril and Methodius, Apostles to the Slavs, but it is superseded this year by the Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time.

Feast of Saints Cyril and Methodius, Apostles to the Slav People

Monday, February 15, 1999


      This weekend prayer honors Saint Valentine, the Priest and Martyr whose feast is now celebrated secularly even though he used to be commemorated in the liturgy on this day. The prayer is taken from My Daily Prayer Devotions by the Confraternity of the Precious Blood:

Grant, we beseech Thee, almighty God, that we who celebrate the Heavenly birthday of Blessed Valentine, Thy Martyr, may, by the virtue of his intercession, be delivered from all threatening evils. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God, world without end. Amen.

"Faith that has deep roots remains firm despite all ridicule."

      Those words come from the Blessed Virgin Mary in her 392nd Message to the Hidden Flower of the Immaculate Heart on August 18, 1993 in which Our Lady encourages us to all keep the faith and shows us how by taking refuge in her Divine Son's Sacred Heart and coming to Him in the Blessed Sacrament, our Source for and of all life. She follows this up with the same theme three days later on the Feast of Pope Saint Pius X with a special emphasis on reverence for Him in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass whereby we receive Him in the Holy Eucharist - our True Refuge no matter the physical or material perils of these times. For the messages 391 and 392, click on "I SOLEMNLY TELL YOU..."

Messages Three Hundred-Ninety-one and Three Hundred-Ninety-two

Message Three Hundred-Ninety-one, August 18, 1993

(Imparted to the Hidden Flower by the Immaculate Heart of Mary)
(Feast of Saint Jane Frances de Chantal)

Message Three Hundred-Ninety-two, August 21, 1993

(Imparted to the Hidden Flower by the Immaculate Heart)
(Feast of Pope Saint Pius X)

      Friday is the 950th anniversary of the election of Pope Saint Leo IX as the 152nd successor of Peter and the man who was forced to excommunicate the Eastern Patriarch Michael Cerularius because he was in schism. The Eastern Orthodox Church remains to this day in schism and our present Holy Father is doing all he can to bring unity between the Eastern and Latin Churches without compromising Church Doctrine, Dogma, Teaching and Traditions that have been handed down. 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 February 12:

Historical Events in Church Annals for February 13:

Historical Events in Church Annals for February 14:


     Married couples have their mates during this Valentine's Weekend, so therefore we present a special site for Catholic singles at CATHOLIC MATCHMAKERS, a computer-dating service for committed Catholics to share their faith and feelings. As in any venture like this, we cannot vouch for who uses it or the stipulations and fees at the site. You're on your own, but it's better than secular sites. Since we are happily married, we haven't tested it.

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February 12-14, 1999 volume 10, no. 30   DAILY CATHOLIC