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Friday through Tuesday: Celebrating the "Communion of Saints" Special Issue     
October 29-November 2, 1999      SECTION TWO       vol 10, no. 207

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Celebrating the

during this extended weekend

    This special extended weekend is devoted to the Communion of Saints. While we observe Ordinary Time on Friday and Saturday representing the Church Militant during the end of World Mission Week, we celebrate the Church Triumphant Sunday or Monday (depending on your diocese) with the Solemnity of ALL SAINTS DAY and commemorate the Church Suffering remembering the souls in Purgatory on All Souls Day Tuesday. For the liturgies, readings, meditations and vignettes on these feasts, click on LITURGY

Friday, October 29, 1999

Saturday, October 30, 1999

Observance of the Blessed Virgin Mary on Saturday

SUNDAY, October 31, 1999

MONDAY, November 1, 1999


Tuesday, November 2, 1998


Wednesday, November 3, 1998

Feast of Saint Martin de Porres, Religious

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:

Events this weekend in Church History

    Monday is the 496th anniversary of the election of Cardinal Giuliano della Rovere as the 216th successor of Peter. He became Pope Julius II and is noted for commissioning Raphael and Michelangelo and for finishing the construction of the Basilica of St. Peter's. During his ten-year pontificate he also convened the 18th Ecumenical Council. For other events throughout the centuries that are memorable in Church history during this extended weekend, click on MILLENNIUM MILESTONES AND MEMORIES

Historical Events in Church Annals for October 29:

Historical Events in Church Annals for October 30:

Historical Events in Church Annals for October 31:

Historical Events in Church Annals for November 1:

Solemnity of All Saints

Historical Events in Church Annals for November 2:

(Commemoration of All Souls)

The Archbishop of Maputo Cardinal Alexandre Jose Maria dos Santos is Mozambique's first native priest and cardinal

    We continue with this special series introducing you to the Princes of the Church. Our one-hundred-fourteenth red-hat we feature, in alphabetical order, is 75 year-old Cardinal Alexandre Jose Maria dos Santos of Mozambique, the Archbishop of Maputo, Mozambique's capital. He was elevated to the cardinalate during the Consistory of June 28, 1988 when he became the first native Mozambique member of the Sacred Conclave. For more on Cardinal Alexandre Jose Maria dos Santos, click on COLLEGE OF CARDINALS COLLECTION

117.   Cardinal Alexandre Jose Maria dos Santos, OFM

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October 29-November 2, 1999 volume 10, no. 207  DAILY CATHOLIC