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MONDAY      May 17, 1999      SECTION ONE       vol 10, no. 95

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Cardinal Roman Henryk Gulbinowicz, an expert on moral theology, has been Archbishop of Wroclaw in Poland for the past 23 years

      Our fifty-fourth red hat we feature, in alphabetical order is the 71 year-old year-old Lithuanian-born Cardinal Roman Henryk Gulbinowicz Archbishop of Wroclaw in Poland who was elevated to the cardinalate on May 25, 1985 during the third Consistory held by Pope John Paul II. For more on Cardinal Gulbinowicz, click on COLLEGE OF CARDINALS COLLECTION

54.   Cardinal Roman Henryk Gulbinowicz

Message to the Americas:
The Path to Communion begins with those builders descended from the apostles

      Following up a year after the Bishops of North, Central and South America, along with the Caribbean contingent, met for the month-long Synod of the Americas in Rome at the end of 1997, Pope John Paul II officially closed the Synod with his Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation Ecclesia in America at Our Lady of Guadalupe Shrine in Mexico City in January 1999. Because of its significance for all Americans, we bring you this important document in several installments over the next few months. For those wanting to read the entire encyclical or check footnotes, go to Ecclesia in America For the twelfth installment on Chapter Four: The Path to Communion - The bishops as builders of communion , click on THE VICAR OF CHRIST SPEAKS.

Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation Ecclesia in America


The bishops as builders of communion

The Holy Spirit alights on the Apostles

Meditative Lessons on the Glorious Mysteries

      In Chapter 15, Touched by the Spirit we see, through interior vision, the stirring account of Pentecost Sunday in the upper room as Our Lord fulfills His promise to send His Spirit - the Holy Spirit and is most appropriate as we countdown to the Solemnity of Pentecost at the end of this week. since. These meditative lessons, imparted by Our Lady to the Hidden Flower of the Immaculate Heart after Pentecost 1993, are meant to inspire and prompt a greater understanding of the Glorious Mysteries. For part one of Chapter 15, click on "MY LORD AND MY GOD!"

Meditative Lesson 15:


part one

      Dear Father, the writing of these glorious events has been for me one long pain of suffering which remains ever evident in my mortal body, but for which the doctors can find no name, or cure, or remedy. But it is joy, nonetheless, for there are so many minutes which become hours and days when I have nothing to give Him but the pain, out of love alone. On this feast day of the Birth of St. John the Baptist, Our Lady comes to ask me to write again. She tells me this is truly an important date, and we must pray to the Holy Spirit for enlightenment. Having tested the voice, I begin, giving all to God for His Honor and Glory!
"And there appeared to them parted tongues as it were of fire, and it sat upon every one of them: And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they began to speak with diverse tongues, according as the Holy Ghost gave them to speak."
Acts 2: 3-4

NEXT INSTALLMENT: Part two: Touched by the Spirit

Events Today in Church History

     On this date in 352, which is 1,647 years ago, Pope Saint Liberius was chosen the 36th successor of Peter. It was Liberius who laid the foundations for the Basilica of St. Mary Major tracing out the perimeter after a miraculous snowfall in the heat of the summer on August 15th. 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 May 17:


     Today is the final Monday of Easter Season while tomorrow is the final Tuesday and the Feast of the 53rd successor of Peter Pope Saint John I who was martyred at the hands of the barbaric King Theodoric. For the readings, liturgies, meditations and vignette on St. John I, click on DAILY LITURGY.

Monday, May 17, 1999

Tuesday, May 18, 1999



Ascension to Pentecost Novena of Rosaries for Peace begins

      In conjunction with the Worldwide Rosary Crusade Novena, we continue to promote the nine-day novena of Rosaries for peace between Ascension Thursday and the Solemnity of Pentecost, the birthday of the Church and the day of the Holy Spirit - dove of Peace. Today is the 5th day of the Novena.

April 25th Medjugorje Monthly Message

    Dear children! Also today I call you to prayer. Little children, be joyful carriers of peace and love in this peaceless world. By fasting and prayer, witness that you are mine and that you live my messages. Pray and seek! I am praying and interceding for you before God that you convert; that your life and behavior always be Christian. Thank you for having responded to my call.
For more on Medjugorje, click on MEDJUGORJE AND MORE


" These things I have spoken to you that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have affliction. But take courage, I have overcome the world."

John 16: 33

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