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MONDAY      July 26, 1999      SECTION ONE       vol 10, no. 138

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TOP CATHOLIC OF THE CENTURY #99: Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati: Man of the Beatitudes

     Today we bring you the 99th person selected out of the TOP 100 CATHOLICS OF THE CENTURY. The voters selected Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati, the young 24 year-old Italian who was beatified by Pope John Paul II in 1990 and proclaimed the "Man of the Eight Beatitudes." For more on the 99th selection, click on BLESSED PIER GIORGIO FRASSATI

99.    Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati


Cardinal Eduardo Martinez Somalo spearheads the resurgence for consecrated life as Prefect of that Congregation

      Our seventy-ninth red-hat we feature, in alphabetical order, is Cardinal Eduardo Martinez Somalo, the Prefect of the Congregation for Religious Life and the Society of Apostolic Life, who has been a fixture in the Curia for twenty plus years, previously serving as Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and Sacraments. He was the author of the most recent document Verbi Sponsa on the consecrated life. He was elevated to the cardinalate by Pope John Paul II in the Consistory of June 28, 1988. For more on Cardinal Martinez Somalo, click on COLLEGE OF CARDINALS COLLECTION

79.   Cardinal Eduardo Martinez Somalo


Message to the Americas: To know Jesus is to tell others about Him

      Following up a year after the Bishops of North, Central and South America, along with the Caribbean contingent, met for the month-long Synod of the Americas in Rome at the end of 1997, Pope John Paul II officially closed the Synod with his Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation Ecclesia in America at Our Lady of Guadalupe Shrine in Mexico City in January 1999. Because of its significance for all Americans, we bring you this important document in several installments over the next few months. For those wanting to read the entire encyclical or check footnotes, go to Ecclesia in America For the twenty-second installment on Chapter Six: The Mission of the Church in America Today: The New Evangelization - Sent by Christ , click on THE VICAR OF CHRIST SPEAKS.

Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation Ecclesia in America

Installment Twenty-two of ECCLESIA IN AMERICA: CHAPTER SIX: THE MISSION OF THE CHURCH IN AMERICA TODAY: THE NEW EVANGELIZATION
SENT BY CHRIST

"As the Father has sent Me, even so I send you"
John 20: 21


This retro summer we present each Monday the best of Pat Ludwa's VIEW FROM THE PEW

      This summer on Monday's we will present the opportunity to review any of Pat Ludwa's thirty-two columns for this year. Original ones will run in Thursday's issues, but in Monday's issues we bring you these archives. For Pat's past columns, click on VIEW FROM THE PEW ARCHIVES

"Would you desire for your faith to be as a bonfire, which attracts many souls to Me? Then become as a little child through humble obedience to Me in all things through My One True Church."

      Those words from Our Lord were imparted to the Hidden Flower of the Immaculate Heart on March 24, 1995 in which Jesus reminds us of the season of Lent and the excellent opportunity afforded us to repent and return to Him and not just give "lip service." He warns that if we are not sincere in our prayer or committed to His Will we will get swept away by satan's wiles. His Blessed Mother prefaces her Divine Son's words two days earlier, beseeching us to meditate on the Passion and resolve to do our part. For Messages #601 and #602 from Mary and Jesus, click on "I SOLEMNLY TELL YOU..."

Messages 601 and 602

Message Six-Hundred-one, March 22, 1995

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

Message Six-Hundred-two, March 24, 1995

(Imparted to the Hidden Flower by the Sacred Heart of Jesus)


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