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WEDNESDAY      September 8, 1999      SECTION ONE       vol 10, no. 170

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Number 67:

Blessed Miguel Agustin Pro

Mexico's martyr who was known as "God's beloved jester"

    Today we bring you the 67th person selected out of the TOP 100 CATHOLICS OF THE CENTURY. The voters chose Blessed Miguel Agustin Pro, the Mexican priest who was martyred for his Faith at the age of 36. He was shot to death during a military execution by a government that greatly persecuted the Church and the clergy at that time. Always a prankster possessing a great sense of humor, he was a master of disguise during this terrible persecution and these spy-tactics allowed him to bring the Sacraments to countless of God's faithful ones. He was beatified by Pope John Paul II on September 25, 1988. For more on the 67th selection, click on BLESSED MIGUEL PRO

67.    Blessed Miguel Agustin Pro

Appreciating the Blessed Virgin Mary

    We continue our new daily series in uncovering the great treasuries of the Church contained in her Deposit of Faith. Today, in honor of the Birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary, we feature the Mother of God who God considered one of His greatest treasures. For the sixth installment, click on APPRECIATING THE PRECIOUS GIFT OF OUR FAITH


The Second Eve was Immaculately conceived


   Today is the Feast of the Birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary, an event that, by historical estimates, occurred on this date in 13 B.C. which would make this the 2012th anniversary of her birth. Tomorrow is the Feast of Saint Peter Claver, religious priest and missionary. For the readings, liturgies, meditations, and vignettes on Our Lady and St. Peter Claver, click on DAILY LITURGY.

Wednesday, September 8, 1999

Feast of the Birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Thursday, September 9, 1999


Cardinal Salvatore Pappalardo, now the retired Archbishop of Palermo, was once papal nuncio to East Timor and Indonesia

   Our ninety-fifth red-hat we feature, in alphabetical order is 81 year-old Cardinal Salvatore Pappalardo, the Archbishop emeritus of Palermo in Sicily who in the late sixties served as the Pro-Nuncio to Indonesia which included the Portuguese territory of East Timor, in turmoil today. He was elevated to the cardinalate during Pope Paul VI's Consistory of March 4, 1973. For more on Cardinal Salvatore Pappalardo, click on COLLEGE OF CARDINALS COLLECTION

95.   Cardinal Salvatore Pappalardo

SIMPLY SHEEN:    Coming to your senses begins within

    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 prodigal son, after suffering from a famine in a foreign country, was restored to a sense of values when 'he came to himself.' That reality broke in upon him; he saw that nothing outside, but something inside himself was the root of all his troubles."

August 25th Medjugorje Monthly Message

   Dear children! Also today I call you to give glory to God the Creator in the colors of nature. He speaks to you also through the smallest flower about His beauty and the depth of love with which He has created you. Little children, may prayer flow from your hearts like fresh water from a spring. May the wheat fields speak to you about the mercy of God towards every creature. That is why, renew prayer of thanksgiving for everything He gives you. Thank you for having responded to my call.
For more on Medjugorje, click on MEDJUGORJE AND MORE


"Now the origin of Christ was in this wise. When Mary His mother had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together, she was found to be with child by the Holy Spirit."

Matthew 1: 18

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September 8, 1999 volume 10, no. 170   DAILY CATHOLIC