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FRI-SAT-SUN      March 5-7, 1999      SECTION TWO       vol 10, no. 45

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     This weekend we observe the Lenten Liturgy Friday, Saturday and Sunday with the THIRD SUNDAY OF LENT. For the readings, liturgy, and meditations, click on DAILY LITURGY FOR THE WEEKEND.

Friday, March 5, 1999

Saturday, March 6, 1999

SUNDAY, March 7, 1999

Monday, March 8, 1999

Optional Feast of Saint John of God, religious founder


      This weekend's prayer is the Act of Resignation to the Divine Will which carries with it an Indulgence of 7 years each time it is said. A Plenary Indulgence can be merited at the hour of death by those who have at least once during life devoutly made this Act of Resignation and fulfilled the usual conditions of Confession, Holy Communion and prayer for the Holy Father's intentions.

O Lord my God, I now at this moment, readily and willingly accept at Thy hand whatever kind of death it may please Thee to send me, with all its pains, penalties and sorrows.

     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

      Sunday is the 725th anniversary of the death of what many consider the greatest Doctor of the Church - Saint Thomas Aquinas known as the Angelic Doctor. This great and wise Dominican set the bar for Catholicism as we know it today through his teachings and doctrines. 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 5:

Historical Events in Church Annals for March 6:

Historical Events in Church Annals for March 7:


Daily Dose of curious contents of the Church

Summa Theologica

   In honor of the 725th anniversary of the death of Saint Thomas Aquinas we wanted to briefly treat one of the greatest writings of the Church, his Summa Theologica a collection of major dogmatic writings that contain treatises, questions and answers and is split into three segments - Prima dealing with God as Creator; the second divided into two parts Prima Secundae and Secundae Secundae deal with the climax of man's in relationship to God and man's journey back to God respectively; and the third part Tertia covers Jesus Christ as the gateway for man's salvation through the Sacraments and matters of the end times. For more on this we refer you to the work itself expertly stored at the New Advent Catholic Supersite (sources: Catholic Encyclopedia, Thomas Nelson Publishers)

"I have said all God desires and you have not listened. Your hearts are as of stone!"

     Those words come from the Blessed Virgin Mary in her 422nd Message to the Hidden Flower of the Immaculate Heart on the Feast of Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque on October 16, 1993 in which Our Lady reminds all her children that her messages will end soon and it is time to live her messages and take refuge in the only safe harbor available - her Divine Son Jesus present in the Holy Eucharist where, she asserts, all who come to Him will persevere. She prefaces this message three days earlier on the commemoration of the final apparition at Fatima by telling her children to perpetuate the inevitable truths of the True Presence of her Son in the Blessed Sacrament. For Messages #421 and 422, click on "I SOLEMNLY TELL YOU..."

Messages 421 and 422

Message Four Hundred-twenty-one, October 13, 1993

(Imparted to the Hidden Flower by the Immaculate Heart of Mary)
(Commemorating the final apparition of Fatima and Miracle of the Sun)

Message Four Hundred-twenty-two, October 16, 1993

(Imparted to the Hidden Flower by the Immaculate Heart)
(Feast of Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque)

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


"Everyone who drinks of this water will thirst again. He, however, who drinks of the water that I will give him shall never thirst; but the water that I will give him shall become in him a fountain of water, springing up unto life everlasting."

John 4: 13-14

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March 5-7, 1999 volume 10, no. 45   DAILY CATHOLIC