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WEDNESDAY      March 3, 1999      SECTION ONE       vol 10, no. 43

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      That perfect union between Father and Son was necessary for our salvation and Jesus had the most perfect union between Son and Mother as any human could. Union was what He sought to form with His dear friend Lazarus and the Holy Women who were so loyal to Him. Thus, before He would form the union of the Apostles through the Holy Eucharist at the Last Supper, He spent the last days at Lazarus' home as is illustrated in part one of Meditative Lesson 4: THE TIMELESS ROLES OF LAZARUS AND THE HOLY WOMEN. These lessons were imparted to the Hidden Flower of the Immaculate Heart by Our Lord and His Blessed Mother during Lent of 1995. Now in Lent of 1998, we bring them to the reader in order to help us form a perfect union with Him. Click on "IT IS CONSUMMATED!"

Meditative Lesson 4:


part one


The Message of El Escorial is the Message of Lent...of Life

     We conclude this nine part series on 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 nine of The Apparitions at El Escorial, Spain and the researcher of this project Juan Gonzalez in the Conclusion, click on THE AGE OF MARIAN APPARITIONS.

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



"And whoever wishes to be first among you shall be your slave; even as the Son of Man has not come to be served but to serve, and to give His life as a ransom for many. "

Luke 11: 29-30

Italian Cardinal is a papal diplomat who was in the eye of the needle in helping bring down the iron curtain

     Today we continue with this new series that we will bring you on a regular basis three times a week. Our twenty-sixth red hat we feature, in alphabetical order, is the 74 year-old Cardinal Francesco Colasuonno. This Italian prelate has been been part of the Holy See's diplomatic corp for over forty years including valuable service in Poland and the USSR during the pivotal time of the fall of communism. For more on this Italian cardinal appointed by Pope John Paul II in his most recent Consistory of February 21, 1998, click on COLLEGE OF CARDINALS COLLECTION

26.   Cardinal Francesco Colasuonno

Events Today in Church History

      It was on this date in 1431 that Pope Eugene IV was chosen the 207th successor of Peter, replacing the deceased Pope Martin V who had caused the Council of Basle to rule that Councils have more power than the Pope. In the long struggle during Eugene's papacy, he lost many battles but ultimately won the war and papal supremacy was forever established. For the canonical rule on this, see CATHOLIC CANVAS below. 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 3:


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Papal Supremacy

      Today is the 568th anniversary of the election of Pope Eugene IV who, at the 17th Ecumenical Council was able to convince the council that the Pope was supreme over the Council Fathers, a reverse of what had been determined at the Council of Constance. It was the breakthrough Rome needed to prevent the Catholic Church from becoming a democracy like the Protestant churches are and continuing the apostolic succession of Peter as head of the Church. This supremacy is outlined in Canon Law 331-335. The decree at Florence where the issue was finalized and recognized Eugene as the Supreme Pontiff, is further clarified in Canon Law article 338 which states, "It is for the Roman Pontiff alone to convoke an ecumenical council, to preside over it personally or through others, to transfer, suspend or dissolve it, and to approve its decrees. 2. It is for the same Roman Pontiff to determine matters to be treated in a council and to establish the order to be followed in a council; to the questions proposed by the Roman Pontiff the fathers of a council can add other questions, to be approved by the same Roman Pontiff. (source: Code of Canon Law, Canon Law Society of America)

February 25th Medjugorje Monthly Message

    Dear children! Also today I am with you in a special way contemplating and living the passion of Jesus in my heart. Little children, open your hearts and give me everything that is in them: joys, sorrows and each, even the smallest, pain, that I may offer them to Jesus; so that with His immeasurable love, He may burn and transform your sorrows into the joy of His resurrection. That is why, I now call you in a special way, little children, for your hearts to open to prayer, so that through prayer you may become friends of Jesus. Thank you for having responded to my call.
For more on Medjugorje, click on MEDJUGORJE AND MORE

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