April 12-14, 1998
He is Risen! Alleluia!
April 12-14, 1998
vol. 9, no. 72


Happy Easter!

Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!"He is not here, He has risen as He said."
      In honor of the Resurrection, we bring you a special chapter today from the Meditative Lessons after the Passion and Death of Jesus. The chapter we feature today is appropriately called "HE IS RISEN! ALLELUIA!" which treats the time when the first believers arrived at the tomb only to find it empty and the angel standing there with the famous refrain "He is risen." My Lord and my God! While we brought you excerpts daily of "IT IS CONSUMMATED!" we will only bring excerpts from "MY LORD AND MY GOD!" as fit the occasion such as for this Easter issue. These meditative lessons, imparted by Our Lady to the Hidden Flower of the Immaculate Heart after Pentecost of 1993, are meant to inspire and prompt a greater understanding of the glorious time after Christ's Resurrection through His Blessed Mother's Assumption. Click on MY LORD AND MY GOD! to read chapter six.

The Easter Season has begun!
Paschal LambWith the end of Lent and the Easter Triduum, it is time for joy and celebration at the glorious Resurrection of the Lord. For the Easter Sunday liturgy, commentary, and meditations as well as Easter Monday and Easter Tuesday, click on LITURGY FOR EASTER SEASON.

Featured are the third, fourth and fifth day of the NOVENA OF DIVINE MERCY.
Jesus, I trust in You.      We continue with the Third Day of the Novena of Divine Mercy which will conclude with DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY next Sunday. This Novena was imparted to Blessed Faustina Kowalska, a Polish nun of the 1930's who is known as the "Apostle of Mercy."

For the third day of the Novena and the Chaplet of Divine Mercy, click on DIVINE MERCY NOVENA

For the fourth day of the Novena and the Chaplet of Divine Mercy, click on DIVINE MERCY NOVENA

For the fifth day of the Novena and the Chaplet of Divine Mercy, click on DIVINE MERCY NOVENA

"Death and life are in the power of the tongue; those who make it a friend shall eat its fruit."
Proverbs 18: 21

Today in Church history
Events over the next three days in Church History
     For events throughout the centuries that are memorable in Church history, click on ALL ROADS LEAD TO ROME
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We Remember
The second part of "A Reflection on the Shoah"
     In this issue we bring you the second of the three part installment on the landmark document issued by the Vatican last month on the Church's position and role regarding the Holocaust. It is a heartfelt admission that perhaps we - as a collective body of Christians - did not do enough to help, but it states in no uncertain terms that Pope Pius XII, whom the liberal Jewish factions have targeted as the culprit, is totally exonerated. For the second part on the Relationship between Jews and Christians, click on THE VICAR OF CHRIST SPEAKS.

Instrospective Zeroing In
Father Stephen Valenta, OFM Conv.      In his twenty-eighth column, Father Stephen Valenta, OFM Conv. brings the reader into focus with his "Hearts to Heart Talk" as he lists some introspectives on the topic Zero Resistance, Zero Ego Drive in his continuing treatise on How to Pray with the Heart. Click on HEARTS TO HEART TALK

Bear all wrongs patiently
THE HIDDEN WAY     With Lent behind us, it doesn't mean to stop prayer, sacrifice and penance; and it doesn't mean we can resume the lifestyle we had before. Most of all, it has reinforced us to be prepared to bear all wrongs against us and others patiently. Through prayer, prudence, and perseverance we can weather the storms ahead. That is the message Jesus counsels us on in Lesson/Meditation #81. These Lesson/Meditations were imparted to the Hidden Flower of the Immaculate Heart in a series of 100 Meditative Lessons. Click on THE HIDDEN WAY

Monthly Message for
March 25th
Mt. Krizivec
   Dear children! Also today I call you to fasting and renunciation. Little children, renounce that which hinders you from being closer to Jesus. In a special way I call you: Pray, because only through prayer will you be able to overcome your will and discover the will of God even in the smallest things. By your daily life, little children, you will become an example and witness that you live for Jesus or against Him and His will. Little children, I desire that you become apostles of love. By loving, little children, it will be recognized that you are mine. Thank you for having responded to my call.
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          Due to the Easter Triduum and Easter, there are no wire services available this weekend. We will return with our next issue with a full menu of NEWS & VIEWS including the latest on the breaking story of the Peace Accord reached in Northern Ireland as well as on the Holy Father's Easter address. We ask all to remember the poor victims of the terrible tornadoes that slashed through Birmingham, Alabama and other parts of the south late last week. Prayer is the only hope they can take solace in during troubling, heartbreaking times like this.

         This page is special for Easter and we will return to our well-received star-black background with the next issue, which will be Wednesday. Our mega feature series will return next Tuesday with installment sixty-four on the strategic roles played in the thirteenth century by Saint Louis IX, King of France and Saint Thomas Aquinas. Other features for Wednesday's issue are listed below.

  • Chapter Sixty-four of our on-going megaseries THE AGE OF MARIAN APPARITIONS on Garabandal: The Eucharist, the Sanctity of Marriage, and the Fruits continue to multiply.

  • Father John Hampsch's column on Vertical Faith and Our Cooperation

  • April 15th in Church History in the new addition: ALL ROADS LEAD TO ROME


  • Our Humor page returns with more mid-week laughs

  • Liturgy of the Day

  • Novena of DIVINE MERCY in the section devoted to PRAYERS & DEVOTION

  • ...and much more in our Wednesday Easter Week issue

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