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MONDAY      November 29, 1999     SECTION ONE      vol 10, no. 226

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Number 13:

Saint Edith Stein
known as
Saint Sister Teresa Benedicta of the Cross

The First Jewish Saint of our times who helped many of the holocaust reach Heaven

    Today we bring you the 13th person selected out of the TOP 100 CATHOLICS OF THE CENTURY. The voters chose Saint Edith Stein, who in religious life was known as Saint Teresa Benedicta of the Cross. This Discalced Carmelite and victim of the Holocaust was canonized last year on October 11 by Pope John Paul II in St. Peter's Square. She gave her life for others, exhibiting a trait she had exhibited all her life from being a nurse during World War I to a nun to converting her own family to the Faith and consoling fellow Jews at Auschwitz. For more on the 13th selection, click on SAINT EDITH STEIN

13.   Saint Edith Stein

Pope extolls dignity of womanhood as masterpiece of God's creation

    In his most recent regular weekly Wednesday Papal Audience Pope John Paul II extolled the dignity of womanhood, personified in God's great creation as a manifestation of His love for man and His all encompassing love by giving us the perfect role model in the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of the Son. With all the talk of 'women's lib' the Holy Father truly shows how the woman who obeys God's Will is liberated beyond any worldly restrictions. For the Pope's words on his talk, "Woman as masterpiece of God's creation," click on THE VICAR OF CHRIST SPEAKS.

"Woman as masterpiece of God's creation"

Events Today in Church History

    On this day 731 years ago in 1268 Pope Clement IV, the 183rd successor of Peter, died in Viturbo, Italy. Because Rome and Naples were occupied by Conradin whom Clement had excommunicated, he ran the affairs of the Church from the See of Viturbo during his three year pontificate. Of French descent, Clement was chosen to succeed Pope Urban IV on February 15, 1265. For other time capsule events that happened in Church history on this date, click on MILLENNIUM MILESTONES AND MEMORIES

November 25th Medjugorje Monthly Message

   Dear children! Also today I call you to prayer. In this time of grace, may the cross be a sign-post of love and unity for you through which true peace comes. That is why, little children, pray especially at this time that little Jesus, the Creator of peace, may be born in your hearts. Only through prayer will you become my apostles of peace in this world without peace. That is why, pray until prayer becomes a joy for you. Thank you for having responded to my call.

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"And when Jesus heard this, He marvelled, and said to those who were following Him, 'Amen I say to you, I have not found such great faith in Israel. And I tell you that many will come from the east and from the west, and will feast with Abraham and Isaac and Jacob in the Kingdom of Heaven.'"

Matthew 8: 10-11

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November 29, 1999 volume 10, no. 226  DAILY CATHOLIC