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TUESDAY     November 23, 1999     SECTION ONE      vol 10, no. 222

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Blessed Josemaria Escriva

Founder of Opus Dei was a dedicated visionary ahead of his time in conveying the possibilities that one could pursue personal holiness through the Work of God in the world

    Today we bring you the 15th person selected out of the TOP 100 CATHOLICS OF THE CENTURY. The voters chose Blessed Josemaria Escriva de Balaguer, the hardworking, dedicated holy Spanish priest who fashioned a formidable lay and clerical force to reach out to all of God's children in imparting the catechetical truths of the Church and through everyday living the means to achieve personal holiness. For more on the 15th selection, click on BLESSED JOSEMARIA ESCRIVA

15.   Blessed Josemaria Escriva

Appreciation of the Last Judgment

"We the resurrection of the body and life everlasting"
(7th and 12th Articles of the Apostles' Creed).

    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 complete today a short two-parter on the Last or General Judgment when the Almighty Judge Jesus Christ will mete out His Mercy and Justice for the final time and our bodies will be reunited with our souls either in Heavenly bliss or eternal damnation. The choice of where we spend eternity is totally up to us. For the fifty-eighth installment, click on APPRECIATING THE PRECIOUS GIFT OF OUR FAITH


part two

Events Today in Church History

    On this date 299 years ago Cardinal Francisco Albani was chosen to succeed Pope Innocent XII as the 243rd successor of Peter. He chose the name Pope Clement XI and ruled for 21 years, ushering in the Jubilee Year 1700 in a mild manner compared to how Pope John Paul II will usher in Jubilee Year 2000. For other pertinent events throughout the centuries that are memorable in Church history today, click on MILLENNIUM MILESTONES AND MEMORIES

The clarion sounds as a wake-up call to Catholics as we provide a review of all past articles on the Church today in our series Where is Holy Mother Church heading as we near the millennium?

    Like our other feature series, we present installments 1 through 105 of this series which is a set blueprint for Catholics everywhere to take up the banner of truth in defending Christ's One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church as we prepare for this glorious event - the second coming of Christ and the Reign of the Sacred Heart, the Second Pentecost, the Era of the Eucharistic Presence, the Advent of Peace. To read any of the over one-hundred previous installments in this long on-going series, click on the Archives ofWHERE IS HOLY MOTHER CHURCH HEADING AS WE NEAR THE MILLENNIUM?

Give in order to receive

      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".

"Since every increase in quantity among the things we love brings a decrease in the quality of love, there are two ways by which we may hope to keep pure love. One is to give away in proportion as we receive; this habit reminds us that we are merely trustees of God's riches, not their rightful owners. Yet few people risk doing this: they are afraid to touch their 'capital,' and every cent they add to it becomes part of the sacred pile which must not be disturbed. They become identified with what they love; if it is wealth, they cannot bear to part with any portion of its accumulated burden."

Retroactive articles on Church history available from 33 to 1515 A.D. for review

   To allow all readers to catch up on our popular on-going series, we present a review of the period from the time of Christ when He founded the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church to the time of the Reformation and Pope Leo X, the 217th in the Petrus line early in the sixteenth century. These are installments 1 through 106. Until we are back to full strength we will continue the archives, giving readers the opportunity to catch up To read any of the 105 installments presently available in this long on-going series, click on the Archives of THE HISTORY OF THE MASS AND HOLY MOTHER CHURCH.

Finally the long-awaited books
are NOW available!

     With the messages completed, you can now order the book that contains ALL the messages. This much-anticipated 224-page book of ALL the messages to the world imparted to the Hidden Flower of the Immaculate Heart from the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary is a lasting gift that will inspire you in your faith, and all God asks of us. You can acquire your own handsome, coffee-table top copy of "I SOLEMNLY TELL YOU..." containing all 632 messages or the THE HIDDEN WAY containing 100 inspirational Meditative Lessons from Our Lord and Our Lady on Church Doctrine by clicking on "I SOLEMNLY TELL YOU..." or THE HIDDEN WAY or both books at BOOKS

October 25th Medjugorje Monthly Message

For more on Medjugorje, click on MEDJUGORJE AND MORE


"Take care not to be led astray. For many will come in My name, saying, 'I am He,' and, 'The time is at hand.' Do not, therefore, go after them. But when you hear of wars and insurrections, do not be terrified; these things must first come to pass, but the end will not be at once."

Luke 21: 8-9

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