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MONDAY      May 3, 1999      SECTION ONE       vol 10, no. 86

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May will have less mayhem if we allow Mother Mary to manage our hearts

      In his column today, Pat Ludwa addresses the Queen of Heaven and earth - Salve Regina and this special month dedicated to her, a month which begins with honor given to her earthly spouse and ends with the Visitation. In between we have a plethora of feasts including the 82nd anniversary of the first apparition at Fatima which falls on Ascension Thursday this year, Pentecost and Trinity Sunday all during May and the Blessed Mother's integral role in all of this. For Pat's column Hail Holy Queen, Mother of Mercy... , click on VIEW FROM THE PEW

Hail Holy Queen, Mother of Mercy...

Message to the Americas:
The Path to Conversion begins with the universal call for holiness

      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 tenth installment on Chapter Three: The Path to Conversion - Guided by the Holy Spirit to a new way of living, click on THE VICAR OF CHRIST SPEAKS.

Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation Ecclesia in America


Guided by the Holy Spirit to a new way of living

Christ prepares to leave this earth

Meditative Lessons on the Glorious Mysteries

      In Chapter 13, The Ascension of Jesus we see, through interior vision, Our Lord gathering those close to Him as He prepares for His final miracle on earth - His glorious Ascension into Heaven to return to the Father. These are some of the things the Blessed Mother shares with us through the interior vision imparted 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 one of Chapter 13, click on "MY LORD AND MY GOD!"

Meditative Lesson 13:

part one

      Dear Father, Our Lady asks me to tell you that I am not being shown everything as it is recorded in Sacred Scripture. Rather, the brief scenes are meant to enlighten each of God's little children to His Limitless Powers. I am given to understand that if all Our Lord did from the Resurrection to His Ascension was written down, the world could not contain the accounts, nor would men's hearts be open to the Divine Knowledge. On this evening of Our Lady's beautiful feast of her Immaculate Heart, she asks me to begin. Her voice is tested. I obey.
"And it came to pass, whilst He blessed them, He departed from them, and was carried up to Heaven."
Luke 24:51
NEXT INSTALLMENT: Part two: The Ascension of Jesus


"Have I been so long a time with you, and you have not known Me? Philip, he who sees Me sees also the Father."

John 14: 9

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May 3, 1999 volume 10, no. 86   DAILY CATHOLIC