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MONDAY      March 29, 1999      SECTION TWO       vol 10, no. 61

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Cardinal Malula's successor Cardinal Frederic Etsou - Nzabi - Bamungwabi, C.I.C.M. is strong rock in Zaire amidst the country's bitter internal struggles where rebels rule

      Our thirty-seventh red hat we feature, in alphabetical order is 69 year-old Cardinal Frederic Etsou - Nzabi - Bamungwabi, C.I.C.M., the Archbishop of Kinshasha and Zaire's second Cardinal in its history. He has been at the eye of the storm through the bitter civil strife that has seen countless people and clerics martyred for their faith. He was elevated to the cardinalate on June 28, 1991. For more on Cardinal Frederic, click on COLLEGE OF CARDINALS COLLECTION

37.   Cardinal Frederic Etsou-Nzabi-Bamungwabi, C.I.C.M.

"Why then do you prefer your worldly pleasures when I am All?"

     Those words from Our Lord imparted to the Hidden Flower of the Immaculate Heart in Message #453 on the Feast of Saint Blase in early 1994 help prepare His children for the upcoming Lent as He desires them to shed the shackles of the world and be free by calling on the Font of Divine Mercy and allowing the Holy Spirit to come and reside in them. On the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord His Blessed Mother prefaces her Divine Son's Message by reinforcing the need to call upon God for Mercy and to draw deep from the Font as she warns that it will not always be so readily available when the Justice is at hand. For Messages #453 and #454 from Our Lady and her Divine Son, click on "I SOLEMNLY TELL YOU..."

Messages 453 and 454

Message Four Hundred-fifty-three, February 1, 1994

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

Message Four Hundred-fifty-four, February 3, 1994

(Imparted to the Hidden Flower by the Sacred and Merciful Heart of Jesus)
(Feast of Saint Blase - blessing of the throats )


     Today is Monday of Holy Week with tomorrow continuing the Holy Week Liturgy with Tuesday of Holy Week. For the readings, liturgies, meditations and the vignettes on Monday and Tuesday of Holy Week, click on DAILY LITURGY.

Monday, March 29, 1999


Worldly Riches are a mere drop in the Ocean of Heavenly Riches

Tuesday, March 30, 1999


The tale of two Apostles who both denied Christ


      Below is the third of several increments of the Prayer for Spiritual Renewal during Lent from the Treasury of Novenas booklet:

God of love, bring us back to You. Send Your Spirit to make us strong in faith and active in good works. May our acts of penance bring us Your forgiveness, open our hearts to Your love, and prepare us for the coming feast of the Resurrection of Jesus.

      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

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March 29, 1999 volume 10, no. 61   DAILY CATHOLIC