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FRI-SAT-SUN      February 5-7, 1999      SECTION TWO       vol 10, no. 25

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      The FIRST FRIDAY of February is the Feast of the early Virgin and Martyr Saint Agatha, while on FIRST SATURDAY we commemorate the martyrdoms of Saint Paul Miki and his companions in Japan. Sunday is the Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time leading into a Monday weekday shared by the Feast of Saint Jerome Emiliani, priest and religious founder. For the readings, liturgy, meditations and vignettes on these saints, click on LITURGY FOR THE WEEKEND.

Friday, February 5, 1999

Feast of Saint Agatha, Virgin and Martyr

Saturday, February 6, 1999

Feast of Saint Paul Miki and his Missionary Companion Martyrs

SUNDAY, February 7, 1999

Monday, February 8, 1999

Feast of Saint Jerome Emiliani, Priest and Religious Founder


      This weekend's prayers are taken from the Opening Prayers for the Mass commemorating the martyr Saint Agatha and the Saturday Mass honoring Saint Paul Miki and his Companion martyrs:

Lord, let Your forgiveness be won for us by the pleading of Saint Agatha, who found favor with You by her chastity and by her courage in suffering death for the Gospel.

God our Father, source of strength for all Your saints, You led Paul Miki and his companions through the suffering of the cross to the joy of eternal life. May their prayers give us the courage to be loyal until death in professing our faith.

"Convert your heart now lest you be swept away in the total spiritual darkness satan wants you to believe does not exist."

     Those words come from the Blessed Virgin Mary in her 381st Message to the Hidden Flower of the Immaculate Heart on July 29th, 1993 in which Our Lady urges all to live their faith to its fullest. She follows this up in Message 382 on July 31st with the plea to not be deceived by signs that come from the evil one, masked in spiritual signs and wonders that do not prompt one to reject vices and return to her Divine Son Jesus but rather feed the curiosity of those wanting to know more without amending their lives. She warns of the consequences that will befall those who choose this fated course. For the messages 381 and 382, click on "I SOLEMNLY TELL YOU..."

Messages Three Hundred-Eighty-one and Three Hundred-Eighty-two

Message Three Hundred-Eighty-one, July 28, 1993

(Imparted to the Hidden Flower by the Immaculate Heart of Mary)

Message Three Hundred-Eighty-two, July 31, 1993

(Imparted to the Hidden Flower by the Immaculate Heart)
(Feast of Saint Ignatius of Loyola)

     Sunday is the 121st anniversary of the death of Pope Pius IX, the Sovereign Pontiff best known for declaring the Dogma of the Immaculate Conception in 1854 and for proclaiming the Infallibility of the Bishop of Rome when he speaks from the Chair of Peter - ex cathedra on faith and morals. The sad point of his pontificate came in 1870 when the Papal States were dissolved and Rome became the capitol of Italy. The Holy Father confined himself to the lone remaining Papal State - the Vatican State, refusing to recognize publicly the inevitable change in politics. 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 5:

Historical Events in Church Annals for February 6:

Historical Events in Church Annals for February 7:

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February 5-7, 1999 volume 10, no. 25   DAILY CATHOLIC