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MONDAY      March 1, 1999      SECTION TWO       vol 10, no. 41

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The fine line between saint and sinner

     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".

"The reason why we are not better than we are is that we do not will to be better: the sinner and the saint are set apart only by a series of tiny decisions within our hearts."

Events Today in Church History

      Today is the anniversary of the death of one holy Sovereign Pontiff - Pope Saint Felix III in 492 and the election of his successor on the same day, another saintly man - Pope Saint Gelasius I. He shares being chosen the Bishop of Rome on this date with Pope John VII who began his reign on this date in 705. 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 March 1:

"Let the opinion of the world not touch you; rather, from your heart pray for the world."

      Those words from the Mother of God were imparted to the Hidden Flower of the Immaculate Heart in Message #414 on the feast of Saint Francis of Assisi. Our Lady reminds all her children of how to pray with and from the heart and to submit our wills totally to the Divine Will, using the gentle and humble Francis as an example. She prefaces this message three days earlier on the feast of Saint Therese the Little Flower imploring her little ones to follow the "little way" by immersing ourselves in the Refuge of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. For Messages #413 and #414 from Our Lady, click on "I SOLEMNLY TELL YOU..."

Messages 413 and 414

Message Four Hundred-thirteen, October 1, 1993

(Imparted to the Hidden Flower by the Immaculate Heart of Mary)
(Feast of Saint Therese of Liseaux, the Little Flower)

Message Four Hundred-fourteen, October 4, 1993

(Imparted to the Hidden Flower by the Immaculate Heart)
(Feast of Saint Francis of Assisi)


      Today and tomorrow we commemorate the Lenten Liturgy with the Second Monday of Lent and Second Tuesday of Lent. For the readings, liturgies and meditations, click on DAILY LITURGY.

Monday, March 1, 1999

Tuesday, March 2, 1999


      Continuing the Responsory Prayers during Lent adapted from the Byzantine Rite:

      Having sailed forty days across the great sea of the fast,
in safety and in health, may we reach the holy Passover.

      For the Lenten Way of the Cross, click on either the graphics Daily Way of the Cross or the text-only Daily Way of the Cross or the Meditative Lessons on the Way to Calvary

From Refuge of the Lamb an apostle falls into the den of iniquity

Meditative Lessons on the Sorrowful Mysteries

      His apostles can sense it, Jesus has confirmed it - the time is drawing near when He will be handed over. But Jesus, in His Mercy, protects Judas Iscariot from their wrath as the Son of God allows man's free will to govern. In today's Meditative Lesson 3, as viewed interiorly by the Hidden Flower of the Immaculate Heart, we further understand the mood just before passover, climaxing with quiet time between Our Lord and His Blessed Mother for Both knew what was to come and accepted it as the Will of the Father. For this second part of WITH THE APOSTLES ON THE EVE OF PASSOVER as we continue these inspiring lessons on the Passion throughout Lent, click on "IT IS CONSUMMATED!"

Meditative Lesson 3:


part two


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March 1, 1999 volume 10, no. 41   DAILY CATHOLIC