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FRI-SAT-SUN      March 26-28, 1999      SECTION TWO       vol 10, no. 60

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March 25th Medjugorje Monthly Message

    Dear children! I call you to prayer with the heart. In a special way, little children, I call you to pray for conversion of sinners, for those who pierce my heart and the heart of my Son Jesus with the sword of hatred and daily blasphemies. Let us pray, little children, for all those who do not desire to come to know the love of God, even though they are in the Church. Let us pray that they convert, so that the Church may resurrect in love. Only with love and prayer, little children, can you live this time which is given to you for conversion. Place God in the first place, then the risen Jesus will become your friend. Thank you for having responded to my call.

For more on Medjugorje, click on MEDJUGORJE AND MORE


      This weekend we observe Passion Sunday which in actuality is Palm Sunday. Friday and Saturday are Lenten Weekdays before the beginning of HOLY WEEK. For the readings, liturgy, meditations and vignette on Palm Sunday, click on DAILY LITURGY FOR THE WEEKEND.

Friday, March 26, 1999

Saturday, March 27, 1999

PALM SUNDAY, March 28, 1999


Will our Hosannas turn to hisses or hurrahs?

Monday, March 29, 1999


      This weekend's prayer is a special one for Palm Sunday taken from My Daily Prayer book:

Almighty, everlasting God, Who didst will that our Savior should take upon Him our flesh, and suffer death upon the Cross, that all mankind should follow the example of His great humility, mercifully grant that we may both follow the example of His patience, and also be made partakers of His Resurrection. Through the same Jesus Christ, Thy Son our Lord, Who lives and reigns with Thee in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, world without end. Amen.

     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

Events this weekend in Church History

      Friday is the 621st anniversary of the death of Pope Gregory XI, 201st successor of Peter and the last of the Avignon Popes. It was he whom Saint Catherine of Siena convinced return the papacy to Rome after seventy years of exile in France. To entice him back the Roman Senate gave him a portion of land on Vatican Hill that today is part of Vatican City. 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 March 26:

Historical Events in Church Annals for March 27:

Historical Events in Church Annals for March 28:

"I solemnly tell all the world that the disasters which have occurred world-wide are a Merciful warning that the Hand of the Father shall soon strike with Justice."

     Those words above come from Our Lord just a short while before Lent in 1994 but the words could have been written today for the situation globally has not changed. The only thing that has changed is that we are closer to the time of Justice with fewer days of Mercy left. But, as Jesus and His Blessed Mother in her follow-up Message #452 on January 26, 1994 to the Hidden Flower of the Immaculate Heart. For Messages #451 and 452, click on "I SOLEMNLY TELL YOU..."

Messages 451 and 452

Message Four Hundred-fifty-one, January 20, 1994

(Imparted to the Hidden Flower by the Sacred and Merciful Heart of Jesus)
(Feast of Pope Saint Fabian and Saint Sebastian)

Message Four Hundred-fifty-two, January 26, 1994

(Imparted to the Hidden Flower by the Immaculate Heart)
(Feast of Saint Timothy and Saint Titus)

Cardinal Roger Etchegaray: the Holy Father's specially-appointed universal ambassador to bring us into the Third Millennium

     We continue with this new series that debuted the beginning of the year, bringing you on a regular basis three times a week the Princes of the Church. Our thirty-sixth red-hat we feature, in alphabetical order is Cardinal Roger Etchegaray, current President of the Central Committee for the Grand Jubilee of the Holy Year 2000 who received his red-hat in Pope John Paul II's first Consistory of June 30, 1979. For more on Cardinal Etchegaray, click on COLLEGE OF CARDINALS COLLECTION

36.   Cardinal Roger Etchegaray

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March 26-28, 1999 volume 10, no. 60   DAILY CATHOLIC