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THURSDAY      February 4, 1999      SECTION ONE       vol 10, no. 24

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Are we looking for Love in all the wrong places? Look to Two Hearts afire with burning Love!

      Today we continue our segment on the Theological virtues, focusing on the second part of our series on Charity, the third of the virtues and what Love means and the virtue honored in this Year of God the Father. For love to be true it has to be a two way street. Yet for many it's only one direction - God gives and we take. It reminds us of the song, "Looking for love in all the wrong places" for the only way to find true love is through obedience to God's Will, manifested in the Sacred and Immaculate Hearts. For the ninety-fourth installment of this on-going megaseries, click on WHERE IS HOLY MOTHER CHURCH HEADING AS WE NEAR THE MILLENNIUM?.
Installment Ninety-four

The Forty-Second Clarion:

THE THEOLOGICAL VIRTUE OF LOVE
part two

"If you love Me, keep My Commandments."

John 14: 15

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God's Divine Mercy flows in a torrent of love!

      Message #381 from Our Lord on the feast of Saint Bridget of Sweden, an obedient servant to whom Jesus revealed many things, conveys to all His childern through His instrument the Hidden Flower of the Immaculate Heart in late July 1993 the message of Love shown in the Font of Divine Mercy that flows for all. But so few recognize or want His Love and Mercy. Jesus says, as does His Blessed Mother Mary in Message #382 two days later, that if one will not receive His Mercy and Love, then the other choice is His Justice and punishment. Both Our Lord and Our Lady spell it out in black and white. We are either for God and with God or we are against Him. The choice is ours, but their outline shows what the answer should be. For these two messages, click on "I SOLEMNLY TELL YOU..."

Messages Three Hundred-Seventy-nine and Three Hundred-Eighty

Message Three Hundred-Seventy-nine, July 23, 1993

(Imparted to the Hidden Flower by the Sacred Heart of Jesus)
(Feast of Saint Bridget of Sweden)

Message Three Hundred-Eighty, July 25, 1993

(Imparted to the Hidden Flower by the Immaculate Heart)

SIMPLY SHEEN:

Compromise is not a doctrine of the Church

     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".

"Almost everyone today wants religion, but everyone wants a religion that does not cost too much; that is why Christianity has been watered down to suit the modern mind. "


TODAY'S LITURGY

      Today is the Fourth Thursday in Ordinary Time while tomorrow on FIRST FRIDAY we commemorate the Feast of Saint Agatha, Virgin and Martyr. For the readings, liturgies, meditations and vignette on St. Agatha, click on DAILY LITURGY.

Thursday, February 4, 1999

Friday, February 5, 1999

Feast of Saint Agatha, Virgin and Martyr


PRAYERS & DEVOTION

      Today's prayer is for our Holy Father who is recuperating from a cold and fever. Therefore we present the Prayer for the Sick from Prayers for All Occasions:

Dear Jesus, Divine Physician and Healer of the sick, we turn to Your in this time of illness. O dearest Comforter of the troubled, alleviate our worry and sorrow with Your gentle love, and grant us the grace and strength to accept this burden. Dear God, we place our worries in Your hands. We place our sick under Your care and humble ask that You restore Your loyal servant John Paul II to health again. Above all, grant us the grace to acknowledge Your holy will and know that whatsoever You do, You do for the love of us. Amen.


Events that happened this day in Church History

      On this date in 1505, the ugly duckling became a beautiful swan in the Heavenly pond. We're talking about Saint Joan of Valois who died on this date. She suffered from a life-long affliction of deformity that caused many to shudder and shun her, but she always expressed kindness and charity, as well as forgiveness for their ignorance and shallowness. She was living proof that beauty indeed is skin-deep for her heart and soul radiated with a beauty that was out of this world. 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 February 4:


THE DAILY WORD

"By this will all men know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another."

John 13: 35

January 25th Medjugorje Monthly Message

    Dear children! I again invite you to prayer. You have no excuse to work more because nature still lies in deep sleep. Open yourselves in prayer. Renew prayer in your families. Put Holy Scripture in a visible place in your families, read it, reflect on it and learn how God loves His people. His love shows itself also in present times because He sends me to call you upon the path of salvation. Thank you for having responded to my call.

For more on Medjugorje, click on MEDJUGORJE AND MORE


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February 4, 1999 volume 10, no. 24   DAILY CATHOLIC