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WEDNESDAY      January 27, 1999      SECTION ONE       vol 10, no. 18

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El Escorial visionary Amparo Cuevas: Reaping the fruits of the messages

      We continue with the fourth installment of the apparitions of El Escorial, Spain which began during the same time frame as Betania and Medjugorje and has received little publicity. Yet, like Medjugorje and Betania, El Escorial is still going on and 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. God's chosen messenger to receive these and impart them to the world is a housewife and mother of seven Luz Amparo Cuevas a visionary who has suffered much producing plentiful fruits. For part four of The Apparitions at El Escorial, Spain - "By their fruits you shall know them.", click on THE AGE OF MARIAN APPARITIONS.

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

"By their fruits you shall know them.".

The Papal Nuncio who became the Holy See's Chamberlain during his service to the Church

      Today we continue with this new series that we will bring you on a regular basis three times a week. Our eleventh red hat we feature, in alphabetical order, is the 91 year-old Cardinal Paolo Berti who, after nearly forty years of loyal nuncio service, took on the responsibility of Prefect of the Congregation for Causes of Saints, an office that kept him busy - some say overworked in investigating the countless causes for those who would be declared venerable, blessed and saint. On June 30, 1979 Pope John Paul II appointed him Chamberlain of the Holy Roman Church, a position that is explained in our CATHOLIC CANVAS section of this issue. For more on this red-hat appointed by John Paul II back in his first Consistory of June 30, 1979, click on COLLEGE OF CARDINALS COLLECTION

11.   Cardinal Paolo Bertoli


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Chamberlain of the Holy Roman Church

      In today's biography on Cardinal Paolo Bertoli we refer to him as being appointed "Chamberlain of Holy Roman Church." Also called a "Camerlengo" derived from the Italian Camer for "chamber" and lengo meaning "to oversee", the word evolved becomes "Chamberlain" in English. This office is always a cardinal and involves handling the financial matters of the College of Cardinals and the administration during the interim time between Popes. It is the Chamberlain who, in the event of the death of the Pope, makes the official announcement and closes the papal apartments. He then puts all documents and properties of the deceased pontiff under lock and key, "under seal" - so to speak. He is the one who heads up the interim administration. including calling together and overseeing the Sacred Conclave, and keeps record of all business conducted during Consistories. Once a new Vicar of Christ is selected he abdicates his authority to the rightful Authority of the Church - the new Pope. (source: 1999 Catholic Almanac, Our Sunday Visitor; The Catholic Encyclopedia, Thomas Nelson, Publishers)

January Gems that sparkle and provide sparkling Food for Thought Appeteasers

      Today, we wrap up our January Gems with two more short light-hearted, but thought-provoking vignettes on the truths of doing God's will in all things for when we stray we venture into dangerous territory that can blip us out for eternity or scratch out our eyes. For the two sparklers, Why worry about the Y2K bug when we have JC1*? and Hooked, line and sinker!, click on JANUARY GEMS OF VALUE FOR FOOD FOR THOUGHT APPETEASERS
      Both of today's food for thought vignettes come from NL via e-mail. The first is a very short, but pertinent gif gift that should put our fears of the Y2K bug for, as you'll see in "Why worry about the Y2K bug when we have JC1*?" that we worry too much and don't trust enough. The second, entitled "Hooked, line and sinker!" is a bit about a pirate's fate and why we need to be careful and appreciative of whatever God sends our way. If we misuse His gifts and blessings, we can be blinded to His true purpose for us.

Why worry about the Y2K bug when we have JC1*?

Hooked, line and sinker!

"I do solemnly tell you by your faithfulness you hasten my Immaculate Heart's Triumph."

      Those words from the Blessed Virgin Mary in Message #367 encompass the theme of most of her messages to the Hidden Flower of the Immaculate Heart and Our Lady's promise at Fatima that, "In the end, my Immaculate Heart will triumph." The Blessed Mother reinforces the need for prayer and reparation and alerts us that the persecutions and sufferings are increasing as are satan's efforts to wrestle souls to his camp and there will be many who cross over to the devil because of their neglect for her Divine Son Jesus and His laws. Our Lady alerts her faithful ones to pray for those who turn away from God and not to worry about physical pain or rebuke from the world for if we are rooted in all God wills, nothing in this world can harm our souls. For messages 367 and 368, click on "I SOLEMNLY TELL YOU..."

Messages Three Hundred-Sixty-seven and Three Hundred-Sixty-eight

Message Three Hundred-Sixty-seven, June 27, 1993

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

Message Three Hundred-Sixty-eight, Junel 27, 1993

(Imparted to the Hidden Flower by the Immaculate Heart)
(Later that same evening)

Events Today in Church History

      On this date in 672 the 76th successor of Peter Pope Saint Vitalian passed on to his Heavenly reward. It would be a half a millennium later that Jesus would instruct Saint Francis of Assisi to "Rebuild My Church", but it was first performed by St. Vitalian who spent the majority of his three year pontificate rebuilding many of the magnificent churches of Rome that were sacked by the Saracens. 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 27:

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


"Be not emulous of evil men, and desire not to be with them; for their hearts plot violence, and their lips speak of foul play."

Proverbs 24: 1-2

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January 27, 1999 volume 10, no. 18   DAILY CATHOLIC