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TUESDAY      May 18, 1999      SECTION TWO       vol 10, no. 96

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Darth, dangerous & distant or Dear, merciful & always close!

One is a ridiculous myth that temporarily captures the imaginations of souls while the Other is the Most Sublime of Mysteries that frees souls...forever! MAY THE HOST BE WITH YOU!

      In today's editorial we address a myriad of things via a prayer that was first recited late last year in the Kansas Senate and has since circulated around the world via the web. It ties in with the release of the most hyped film ever - "Episode One - The Phantom Menace" from the Star Wars series. In our commentary we show how the true Force is not enveloped in the ear-deafening THX sound system of George Lucas' mythical empire series but in the whisper of the Spirit, embraced in the tiny unleavened host consecrated at the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. For today's commentary entitled May the Host be with you!, click on CATHOLIC PewPOINT.

May the Host be with you!

Michael Cain, editor

Pray for the Holy Spirit to fill you and take over

      In the second part of Chapter 15: Touched by the Spirit the Blessed Virgin Mary urges us to be filled with the Spirit. Just as helium fills and inflates, so also if we are imbued with the Holy Spirit will begin to float above the mundane and seek God's Will in all things for it is the cross which crosses out the "I" for there can be no ego in God's plan. Our Lady asks that we submit to her Divine Spouse, giving Him our fiat just as she did at all times, specifically on the occasion of the Ascension. 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 two of Chapter 15, click on "MY LORD AND MY GOD!"

Meditative Lesson 15:


part two Our Lady's Meditation

NEXT INSTALLMENT: Part one: The Blessed Mother Prepares to be reunited with her Divine Son


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

Tuesday, May 18, 1999


Wednesday, May 19, 1999

SIMPLY SHEEN: Learning to soar on eagles' wings

      They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but the words of Bishop Fulton J. Sheen have been known to launch a thousand images in one's mind, one of the ways this late luminary did so much to evangelize the faith. Because of the urgency of the times and because few there are today who possess the wisdom, simplicity and insight than the late Archbishop who touched millions, we are bringing you daily gems from his writings. The good bishop makes it so simple that we have dubbed this daily series: "SIMPLY SHEEN".

"The mother eagle gets her young to fly by pecking away pieces of the nest bit by bit, until finally the young have to leave their temporary security. God, too, sometimes has to disturb man in his economic security, lest he think that it is the only security there is."

Ascension to Pentecost Novena of Rosaries for Peace continues

      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 6th day of the Novena.

"I desire all the world to heed My Mother's words, for She comes as My Precursor, the New Eve, the Woman Clothed with the Sun."

      Those words were spoken by the Sacred Heart of Jesus in Message #515 in July 1994 to the Hidden Flower of the Immaculate Heart, in which Our Lord reinforces the fact that the signs will intensify. He follows this up on the feast of the abbot Saint Benedict, the father of modern monasticism, with the promise that suffering will intensify with chosen chastisements to wake up His children that what His Beloved Blessed Mother is conveying is from Him and that this cleansing - a purification if you will - is necessary for the glorious age to come. For Messages #515 and #516, click on "I SOLEMNLY TELL YOU..."

Messages 515 and 516

Message Five-Hundred-fifteen, July 9, 1994

(Imparted to the Hidden Flower by the Immaculate Heart of Mary and her Divine Son)
(Commemoration of the Blessed Virgin Mary on Saturday)

Message Five-Hundred-sixteen, July 11, 1994

(Imparted to the Hidden Flower by the Sacred Heart of Jesus)

(Feast of Saint Benedict, Abbot and Religious Founder)

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May 18, 1999 volume 10, no. 96   DAILY CATHOLIC