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TUESDAY             August 18, 1998             SECTION ONE              vol 9, no. 161

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It was in the sign of the cross that the cross flourished with the end of persecutions

     It took a supernatural sign in the sky and a saintly mother for the Roman Emperor Constantine the Great to change the course of history, altering the trend from persecute Christians to promoting the faith as a national religion. This about face and sudden switch to prosperity for the Church is the subject of today's episode in which we detail the Popes of that time and how Holy Mother Church grew in tremendous stages once they emerged from the catacombs and into the mainstream of society. We continue with the twelfth installment from the early chapters of our on-going megaseries on the Church through the ages as part of our special retro Summer in bringing you past issues you may not have had the opportunity to read. For the twelfth installment titled "In Hoc Signo Vinces" - Freedom at last!, click on THE HISTORY OF THE MASS AND HOLY MOTHER CHURCH.

"In Hoc Signo Vinces" - Freedom at last!

Installment Thirteen

Terror of the tongue! We will have to answer for all we say!

     Though Our Lord deals with the Eighth Commandment in today's Lesson/Meditation He refers to the Fifth Commandment - "Thou shalt not kill" for we can do grave damage through the terror of the tongue, killing someone's reputation or good name, something that can not be retrieved once it is spoken. We will be held accountable for all we do or SAY. That is the essence of Jesus' words in the 99th and next-to-the-last Lesson/Meditation to the Hidden Flower of the Immaculate Heart, which is one in a series of 100 Meditative Lessons imparted to her. For the Lesson/Meditation titled HOLD YOUR TONGUE OR GOD WILL HOLD YOU ACCOUNTABLE , click on THE HIDDEN WAY.

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HOLD YOUR TONGUE OR GOD WILL HOLD YOU ACCOUNTABLE

Lesson Meditation #99

(Imparted on February 27, 1995 to the Hidden Flower by Our Lord)
Next Lesson/Meditation #100: TO PERSEVERE: KEEP THE COMMANDS AND COVET NOT

LITURGY FOR TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY

      Today is the feast of Saint Jane Francis de Chantal, while tomorrow we celebrate the feast of Saint John Eudes, Priest, Religious Founder and Educator. For the readings, liturgy and meditations for both days, click on LITURGY FOR THE DAY.

Tuesday, August 18, 1998

SAINT JANE FRANCIS DE CHANTAL, WIFE, MOTHER AND RELIGIOUS FOUNDER

Wednesday, August 19, 1998

SAINT JOHN EUDES, PRIEST, RELIGIOUS FOUNDER AND EDUCATOR


PRAYERS & DEVOTION

     Below is a prayer dedicated to today's saint Saint Jane Francis de Chantal:

     Almighty and most merciful God, Who didst endow Blessed Jane Frances, consumed by love for Thee, with wondrous spiritual strength to follow the way of perfection along every path of life, and by her didst make Thy Church illustrious with new spiritual children, grant, through her merits and prayers, that we who realize our own weakness and trust only in Thy might, may be assisted by heavenly grace and may overcome those things which fight against us.


July 25th Medjugorje Monthly Message

   Dear children! Today, little children, I invite you, through prayer, to be with Jesus, so that through a personal experience of prayer you may be able to discover the beauty of God's creatures. You cannot speak or witness about prayer, if you do not pray. That is why, little children, in the silence of the heart, remain with Jesus, so that He may change and transform you with His love. This, little children, is a time of grace for you. Make good use of it for your personal conversion, because when you have God, you have everything. Thank you for having responded to my call.

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August 18, 1998 volume 9, no. 161   DAILY CATHOLIC