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WEDNESDAY             June 24, 1998             SECTION ONE              vol 9, no. 122

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SEVENTEEN YEARS OF GRACE!

     Though officially the 17th Anniversary of the Medjugorje Apparitions are tomorrow, today, the feast of the birth of Saint John the Baptist, is the 17th Anniversary when the Blessed Mother first appeared to the children on Podrbo - now known as "Apparition Hill." The reason for her coming has been made apparent over the years, resulting in the fruits of countless conversions of heart. Her timing coincided with her Divine Son's cousin's feast day to show the world that Mary has come to prepare the way of Jesus as we explain in the final part of this month-long special segment on Medjugorje entitled: Medjugorje: "Prepare the Way of the Lord". For the fourth part of this four parter, click on THE AGE OF MARIAN APPARITIONS.

The Apparitions of Medjugorje - "Prepare the Way of the Lord"
part four

Installment Seventy-Two

What does the Vatican really say about Medjugorje?

Yugoslav Commission of Bishops Openly Favorable to Medjugorje

"Authorize everything that concerns Medjugorje."Pope John Paul II

"By their fruits you will know them." Matthew 7: 16


The familiar voice of one crying in the Wilderness

     Today is the solemnity of the birth of Saint John the Baptist, born six months before his cousin Jesus. John is the precursor, the one who goes before the Lord - the "set-up" man, if you will, to prepare the people for the Savior. So little is known of the childhood of Jesus and John but, being cousins, they had to have had a great relationship playing together and growing to adulthood. We can see the bond then from infancy to the pubic ministry and see the Almighty hand in this work of art He created through John's holy parents Elizabeth and Zachariah. For the liturgy, readings, and meditations today and tomorrow's Twelfth Thursday in Ordinary Time, click on LITURGY FOR THE DAY.

Wednesday, June 24, 1998

SOLEMNITY OF THE BIRTH OF SAINT JOHN THE BAPTIST

Thursday, June 25, 1998


Sometimes our plans fail in order that God's plans for us might succeed.

     That is the essence of the column by Father John Hampsch, C.M.F. today on "Annointed Faith . part two" in which he points out that there is no such thing as unanswered prayer. From our finite view we can't always see the logic or reasoning behind God's plan for us, but we need to have faith that His Will is best and subject our wills to His completely. For Father's forty-fifth installment of "Faith: Key to the Heart of God," click on KEYS TO LIVING GOD'S WILL

Forty-Fifth Installment: Anointed Faith part two


PRAYERS & DEVOTION

June is the month of the Sacred and Immaculate Hearts. For the Consecration to the Two Hearts click on Consecration

CONSECRATION TO THE SACRED HEART OF JESUS

CONSECRATION PRAYER

CONSECRATION TO THE IMMACULTE HEART OF MARY

CONSECRATION PRAYER


May 25th Medjugorje Monthly Message

   Dear children! Today I call you, through prayer and sacrifice, to prepare yourselves for the coming of the Holy Spirit. Little children, this is a time of grace and so, again, I call you to decide for God the Creator. Allow Him to transform and change you. May your heart be prepared to listen to, and live, everything which the Holy Spirit has in His plan for each of you. Little children, allow the Holy Spirit to lead you on the way of truth and salvation towards eternal life. Thank you for having responded to my call.

For more on Medjugorje, click on MEDJUGORJE

Events Today in Church History

     For events throughout the centuries that are memorable in Church history today, click on TIME CAPSULES: ALL ROADS LEAD TO ROME

Historical Events in Church Annals for June 24:


PROVERB OF THE DAY

"He sins who despises the hungry; but happy is he who is kind to the poor!."

Proverbs 14: 21


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June 24, 1998 volume 9, no. 122   DAILY CATHOLIC