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WEDNESDAY      January 6, 1999      SECTION ONE       vol 10, no. 3

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The Heavenly call to Prayer, Penance and Sacrifice

      In today's installment we begin a series on the apparitions of El Escorial, Spain. Occurring during the same time frame as Betania and Medjugorje, it has received little publicity but is as important as the others for Our Lady comes as Nuestra Senora de los Dolores - "Our Lady of Sorrows" to call all her children back to her Divine Son Jesus through Prayer, Penance and Sacrifice in atonement for our own sins and those of the entire world. Her chosen messenger is a housewife and mother of seven Luz Amparo Cuevas and, like both Medjugorje and Betania, are still on-going. For part one of The Apparitions at El Escorial, Spain - Sacrifice leads to Salvation, click on THE AGE OF MARIAN APPARITIONS.

The Apparitions at El Escorial, Spain - Sacrifice leads to Salvation
part one

A vital petition from Our Lady of Sorrows for Prayer, Penance and Sacrifice

Toronto can boast of one of the newest of cardinals in Slovenian-born Cardinal Ambrozic

     Today we continue with this new series that we will bring you on a regular basis three times a week. Our second red hat we feature, in alphabetical order is the 69 year-old Cardinal Aloysius M. Ambrozic from Toronto, Canada. He was among the twenty-one cardinals the Holy Father created last February in the consistory at St. Peter's. For more on Cardinal Ambrozic, click on COLLEGE OF CARDINALS COLLECTION

2.    Cardinal Aloysius Matthew Ambrozic

CATHOLIC CANVAS: Daily Dose of curious contents of the Church

     The Pentateuch. It is a strange word with tremendous impact for it comes from the Greek word meaning "book of five rolls" and stands for the first five books of the Old Testament - Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy - all written by Moses and dealing with the history of creation from the first man (Adam) to Moses own death. Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy also deal with the laws of the theocratic system of the Jews. (source: The Catholic Encyclopedia, Thomas Nelson, Publishers)

January Gems that sparkle and provide sparkling Food for Thought Appeteasers

      As we head into the new year, we have a richness of material to share with you in mining the depths of the heart. Today, however, we start out on both a serious and humorous note to keep everything in balance for gems are precious, but fun too. For the two vignettes, What If and What's a mother to do?, click on JANUARY GEMS OF VALUE FOR FOOD FOR THOUGHT APPETEASERS
      Today's food for thought are both serious and humorous. The former deals with the simple thought-provoking preposition "What if" and can give us all cause to plan better; the latter is a light-hearted look at "What is a mother to do with you" from biblical times with the top ten replies, ala David Letterman's Top Ten List-style. Both were submitted by EJB via e-mail.


What's a mother to do? or

Top Ten favorite expressions of frustration by Biblical Mothers

"O! How I weep for men have been cleverly deceived."

     Those words from the Blessed Virgin Mary convey the state of her sorrowful heart as she implores her children to not be fooled by the false prophets of the world or those who would lead us away from the True Light - her Divine Son Jesus. She warns to be on the watch that the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass be preserved and not be deceived by reducing it to a mere meal. She imparted these words in Italy in May 1993 to the Hidden Flower of the Immaculate Heart and again asked her children to pray that her Immaculate Heart will triumph soon. For messages 336 and 337, click on "I SOLEMNLY TELL YOU..."

Messages Three Hundred-Thirty-six and Three Hundred-Thirty-seven

Message Three Hundred-Thirty-six, May 10, 1993

(Imparted to the Hidden Flower by the Immaculate Heart of Mary)
(one of the chapels in the crypt below St. Peter's Basilica in Rome)

Message Three Hundred-Thirty-seven, May 11, 1993

(Imparted to the Hidden Flower by the Immaculate Heart)
(en route to Assisi, Italy)

Events Today in Church History

     On this date in 1622 Pope Gregory XV, in an effort to enhance missionary evangelism, established the Pontifical Congregation for the Propagation of the Faith - "Propaganda Fide" which today is called the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples and headed by Cardinal Jozef Tomko, ably assisted by the former Superior General of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate Bishop Marcello Zago, OMI. 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 January 6:

December 25th Medjugorje Monthly Message

    Dear children! In this Christmas joy I desire to bless you with my blessing. In a special way, little children, I give you the blessing of little Jesus. May He fill you with His peace. Today, little children, you do not have peace and yet you yearn for it. That is why, with my Son Jesus, on this day I call you to pray, pray, pray, because without prayer you do not have joy or peace or a future. Yearn for peace and seek it, for God is true peace. Thank you for having responded to my call.

For more on Medjugorje, click on MEDJUGORJE AND MORE

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