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MONDAY     November 15, 1999     SECTION TWO      vol 10, no. 216

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Holy Father extols Asia as the land where the Mother of God and the Christ Child were born and entrusts all Asians to Mary; prays on Italy's Thanksgiving Day for victims of casualties last week

    Today we bring you a bonus - two Angelus addresses for the "price of one." Last Sunday in India, the Holy Father delivered his Angelus to about 60,000 at an outdoor stadium dedicated to the memory of Jawaharlel Nehru on the Indian feast of "Diwali" which represents victory of life over death through the festival of light in defeating the darkness. The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass was the perfect complement to this for Christ conquered death and gives us everlasting life through His Death and Resurrection and the remembrance of Him in consecration of the bread and wine into His Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity. The Pope also shed light on a radiant memory of Mother Teresa extolling her as forever India's own. Yesterday on the occasion of Thanksgiving Day in Italy the Bishop of Rome gave thanks and asked special prayers for the victims of two devastating fatal plane crashes and the 7.2 earthquake last week in Turkey. For the Pope's words on his Angelus, click on THE VICAR OF CHRIST SPEAKS.

Angelus Addresses for Sunday November 7 and November 14

Angelus Address at the Official Close of the Asian Synod from November 7, 1999

Appreciation of Purgatory and the Heroic Act of Charity

    Today we continue with our new series in the search to uncover the wonderful treasures of the Church contained in the great Deposit of Faith. We look again today at that merciful gift from God - Purgatory - where we are able to be cleansed before looking upon the Beatific Vision forever. There have been many misconceptions about this intermediate "stopping off point" between earth and Heaven and today we deal with the Heroic Act of Charity. For the fifty-second installment, click on APPRECIATING THE PRECIOUS GIFT OF OUR FAITH


part five

Events Today in Church History

    On this day 602 years ago in 1397 Pope Nicholas V was born in Svizzera, Italy as Tommaso Parentucelli and would become the 202nd successor of Peter on March 19, 1447. It was Nicholas who would begin construction on the present St. Peter's complex. 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 November 15:


    Today is the Thirty-third Monday in Ordinary Time as well as the Feast of Saint Albert the Great, Bishop, Religious and Doctor of the Church while tomorrow we commemorate the Thirty-third Tuesday in Ordinary Time and the Feast of two great women of the Church - Saint Margaret of Scotland, Wife, Mother and Queen and Saint Gertrude the Great, Virgin and Religious. For the readings, liturgies, meditations, and vignette on these feasts, click on DAILY LITURGY.

Monday, November 15, 1999

Feast of Saint Albert the Great, Bishop, Religious and Doctor of the Church

Tuesday, November 16, 1998

Feast of Saint Margaret of Scotland, Wife, Mother and Queen

Feast of Saint Gertrude the Great, Virgin, Religious and Mystic

Prayer for the Souls in Purgatory


     There is also the special prayer that in honor of the poor souls in Purgatory. When one prays this prayer from the heart countless souls are released from Purgatory at God's will. It is an excellent way as members of the Church Militant to fulfill our role in the Communion of Saints:

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November 15, 1999 volume 10, no. 216  DAILY CATHOLIC