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THURSDAY      May 20, 1999      SECTION ONE       vol 10, no. 98

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The race is on for souls!

      We continue our installments today of our on-going feature series on the Church with the third installment on Spiritual Welfare and the fact that the race has begun. It is not a game but a deadly serious contest - a contest for souls and if we grow complacent as the overconfident hare or hide from our responsibilities in the shell of excuses and "pass the buck" to someone else instead of passing the baton we'll get lost in the dust! The race is not for the weak. For the 103rd installment of our on-going megaseries on the Church today, click on WHERE IS HOLY MOTHER CHURCH HEADING AS WE NEAR THE MILLENNIUM?
Installment One Hundred-Three

The Forty-Fifth Clarion:

part three
SPIRITUAL WARFARE
Will we be Pawns of satan or dedicated Knights of Christ?

"This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you."

John 15: 12

Asleep in Heavenly Peace

Meditative Lessons on the Glorious Mysteries

      In the second part of Chapter 16, The Blessed Mother prepares to be reunited with her Divine Son we see, through interior vision, how Our Lady's pure soul leaves her body and is taken into the Heavens while her body remains fresh and in a deep sleep below while the Apostles all stand vigil knowing this very special woman who was the Mother of the Son of God and invaluable to them after He ascended into Heaven. Now they are all gathered for her, as we hear a vibrant eulogy to Our Lady from these men who have been infused by Mary's Spouse - the Holy Spirit. These meditative lessons on the Glorious Mysteries were imparted by Our Lady to the Hidden Flower of the Immaculate Heart after Pentecost 1993. They are meant to inspire and prompt a greater understanding of the Glorious Mysteries. For part two of Chapter 16, click on "MY LORD AND MY GOD!"

Meditative Lesson 16:

THE BLESSED MOTHER PREPARES TO BE REUNITED WITH HER DIVINE SON

part two

NEXT AND FINAL INSTALLMENT: Part three: The Blessed Mother prepares to be reunited with her Divine Son


SIMPLY SHEEN:
Pompous platitudes lack the power to perceive

     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".

"Those who boast of their open-mindedness are invariably those who love to search for truth but not to find it; they love the chase but not the capture; they admire the footprints of truth, but not catching up with it. They go through life talking about 'widening the horizons of truth' but without ever seeing the sun."


Events that happened this day in Church History

      On this day in 1506, the great Christopher Columbus died penniless and forgotten by his peers in Vallodolid, Spain. It would be left to historians to resurrect his honor and glory even though today political-correct spinmeisters are trying to degrade this Italian explorer once again. 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 20:


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

THE DAILY WORD

"Father, in Me and I in Thee; that they als may be one in Us, that the world may believe that Thou has sent Me."

John 17: 21


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May 20, 1999 volume 10, no. 98   DAILY CATHOLIC