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WEDNESDAY             August 26, 1998             SECTION ONE              vol 9, no. 167

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August 25th Medjugorje Monthly Message

    Dear children! Today I invite you to come still closer to me through prayer. Little children, I am your mother, I love you and I desire that each of you be saved and thus be with me in Heaven. That is why, little children, pray, pray, pray until your life becomes prayer. Thank you for having responded to my call.

For more on Medjugorje, click on Medjugorje

The Causes and Effects of the LaSalette message: Pertinent and Prophetic for Today

     As part of "retro summer" we continue to bring you the early chapters of our on-going series to allow readers to catch up with what they haven't read. Today we continue the four part segment on one of the most fascinating apparitions that have had repercussions in our time late in the nineties as we near the turn of the millennium - the pertinent messages of La Salette In studying the messages and warnings of LaSalette we need to pay strict attention to all Our Lady conveyed for it is truly pertinent and prophetic for our times. In these apparitions, approved by Holy Mother Church as worthy of belief, we need to take seriously Mary's words for all she has foretold has or is coming to pass. With just over a year to go before the next millennium, we know that it is all coming to a head and, through knowledge of the messages and knowledge of our faith and through fervent prayer we can mitigate much of the chastisement that is to come. Prayer has already offset some of the omens, but, as the Blessed Mother repeats often, she can only hold back the hand of God so long. In the end Justice Will out. For the thirteenth installment, The Apparitions of LaSalette: The Effects of LaSalette 150 years later part four , click on THE AGE OF MARIAN APPARITIONS.

The Apparitions of LaSalette: The Effects of LaSalette 150 years later
part four

Installment Thirteen

A Pre-millennium Milestone: Topping the Million Mark inside of nine months!

     Today's editorial treats Milestones and Millstones; the latter points to the fact that Saturday we reached one million hits for the year and the former refers to what's in store for pesky insects and stubborn humans who fail to cooperate. Though it may sound confusing, you won't be so perplexed after reading our midweek commentary. For today's editorial Milestones are much better than millstones! , click on CATHOLIC PewPOINT

Milestones are much better than millstones!

Michael Cain, editor


LITURGY OF THE DAY

      Today is the Twenty-First Wednesday in Ordinary Time while tomorrow the Church celebrates the feast of Saint Monica, mother of Saint Augustine who never gave up in her persistent prayers for her son. For the readings, liturgy , meditations and story of St. Monica, click on LITURGY

Wednesday, August 26, 1998

Thursday, August 27, 1998

Saint Monica, Mother of Saint Augustine


PRAYER & DEVOTIONS

      Though his feast is not celebrated in the new liturgy since Vatican II, it is the feast of Pope Saint Zephyrinus, who is considered a martyr. Therefore, we offer the following prayer dedicated to him below:

Look graciously upon Thy flock, Eternal Shepherd, and through Blessed Zephyrinus, Thy Martyr and Supreme Pontiff, whom Thou didst appoint as Pastor of the Universal Church, preserve the same under Thy continual protection. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God, world without end. Amen.



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August 26, 1998 volume 9, no. 167   DAILY CATHOLIC