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

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Cardinal Paul Gouyon enjoys his remaining years in retirement in the rich wine country of his birth - Bordeaux, France

      Our fifty-first red hat we feature, in alphabetical order is the 89 year-old Cardinal Paul Gouyon Archbishop emeritus of Rennes who was elevated to the cardinalate on April 28, 1969 during the third Consistory held by Pope Paul VI. For more on Cardinal Gouyon, click on COLLEGE OF CARDINALS COLLECTION

51.   Cardinal Paul Gouyon

SIMPLY SHEEN: We must grasp the truth and hold on

      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 discovery of truth can be very embarassing. For example, to awaken at night to discover that we are really very selfish and egotistic. Truth brings with it great responsibilities; that is why so many keep their hands open to welcome it, but never close them to grasp it."

Events Today in Church History

      On this date in 328, which is 1,671 years ago, the mother of Constantine the Great and the woman who found the true Cross of Christ in Jerusalem - Saint Helena died after returning to Rome. 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 3:

"Let My radiance be the light which the world sees in you! If you have Me, you have everything!"

      Those words from Our Lord were imparted to the Hidden Flower of the Immaculate Heart on the feast of Corpus Christi in Message #504 on June 5, 1994 in which Jesus calls all His children to worship Him in the Blessed Sacrament, to bend our knees to Him and only Him as our Lord and God. He prefaces this thought in His Message #503 two days before by asking all to be faithful to Him and receive Him as often as possible in the Sacraments. In retrospect one year from this message in 1995, the messages from Our Lord and His Blessed Mother would come to an end for the Hidden Flower after receiving over six hundred for the world from September 1990 until the feast of Corpus Christi in 1995. For Messages #503 and #504 from Jesus, click on "I SOLEMNLY TELL YOU..."

Messages 503 and 504

Message Five-Hundred-three, June 3, 1994

(Imparted to the Hidden Flower by the Sacred and Merciful Heart of Jesus)
(First Friday)

Message Five-Hundred-four, June 5, 1994

(Imparted to the Hidden Flower by the Sacred and Merciful Heart of Jesus)
(Feast of Corpus Christi)


      Today is the Feast of the Apostles Saint Philip and Saint James and tomorrow we return to Pascaltide with the Fifth Tuesday of Easter. For the readings, liturgies, and meditations, click on DAILY LITURGY.

Monday, May 3, 1999


Tuesday, May 4, 1999


      Today, in honor of the Apostles Saint Philip and Saint James we present the Preface for the Mass:

It is truly right and just, almighty God, to honor and praise You on the feast of the apostles Philip and James. Having heard the voice that made them disciples of Christ, they followed His life and teaching with such fidelity that they were able to know You, O Father, and to contemplate Your face openly. Confirmed in their faith in the resurrection of the Master, they became eloquent and faithful witnesses of the gospel. Our assembly also, gathered here in Your name and for Your glory, is inspired by their teaching and by the redemption that Your everlasting love has offered to the human race.

CATHOLIC CANVAS: Daily Dose of curious contents of the Church:

Padre Pio

     Because of the tremendous turnout yesterday in Rome for Padre Pio's beatification ceremonies, we devote today's Catholic Canvas to this humble friar from San Giovanni Rotundo with some additional feature articles provided by ZENIT. For more on this mystic Capuchin monk - the first priest to ever receive the visible stigmata of Our Lord, click on Padre Pio


Story of a Friar Who Simply Lived His Vocation and who left Charism in Prayer Groups and Hospital

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

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