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THURSDAY             June 25, 1998             SECTION ONE              vol 9, no. 123

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Today is the 17th Anniversary of the Apparitions at Medjugorje

     Over twenty-five million pilgrims have visited this special Oasis of Peace since June 25, 1981 and Medjugorje has become a household word. The Blessed Mother's purpose for coming daily since that time is that her Messages from her Divine Son Jesus would become a household staple of action in an effort to save more souls. Below is her message from May 25th. The June 25th Message will be on line this evening.

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

Unity can only be obtained by loyalty for united we pray, divided we are prey!

     In completing our month-long segment on Loyalty to Holy Mother Church, we treat the prophecies portending to the antichrist and satan's timetable and re-emphasize that the only way to keep the number of casualties among souls down is to promote loyalty to the Church and her Vicar of Christ on earth - Pope John Paul II. This calls for unity among the dissenters and adherence to the teachings of the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church. The Holy Father has insisted on this throughout his 20-year pontificate. If we do not unite and turn to prayer, then we are indeed prey for the evil one. For the fourth and final part on Loyalty, click on WHERE IS HOLY MOTHER CHURCH HEADING AS WE NEAR THE MILLENNIUM?
Installment Seventy-Five

The Thirty-Fifth Clarion: LOYALTY
part four:

"Exhort servants to be obedient to their masters, in all things pleasing, not contradicting, not defrauding, but in all things showing good fidelity; that they may adorn the doctrine of God, our Savior in all things."

Titus 2: 9-10
      Recall with prayerful discernment what the Blessed Mother imparted to noted locutionist Father Don Stefano Gobbi regarding the number of the beast 666 on June 17, 1989 in Milan (and which we first printed in 1991 in Volume 2, no. 4 of A Call to Peace):

      Our Lady is exhorting us to remain loyal to her Divine Son and to His Vicar on earth. We can do that only through the Sacraments and frequent attendance of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, obedience to the Commandments and the Magisterium of the Church, and prayerful discernment of Sacred Scripture. These then are the foundation for the road to Heaven; the messages of private revelation are mere signposts on that road. Though they are important, they are only one of the many means to the end, not the end in itself and we must be careful that we don'' interpret this message of that one, but rather pray for the gift of discernment that will help guide us.

      Time is shorter than we may realize. Do we have our lamps lit (cf. Matthew 25: 1-13)? It's important not to hide our talents and gifts God's give us under a bushel basket (cf. Matthew 5:15), Mark 4:21, and Luke 11:33) but to emulate St. John the Baptist in our own time and shout from the rooftops of cities from the desert to the mountain tops that Christ is coming again. "Prepare ye the Way of the Lord, make straight His paths" (Matthew 3:3).

      Fr. Gobbi also received a profound message from Our Lady on September 18, 1988 in which she revealed that the next ten years would be pivotal in the history of man for we "are entering into the final period of the second Advent, which will lead you to the triumph of my Immaculate Heart in the glorious coming of my Son Jesus." She also said "there will come to completion that fullness of time which was pointed out to you by me, beginning with LaSalette all the way to my most recent and present apparitions." That ten-year period began in 1988 and culminates this year: 1998.

      Yes, folks, we have arrived at the end of that ten year period - at least just months away when gaging it against the time of the message on September 18. We are now almost to July. Two and a half months away. Do we have our priorities straight? Are we ready for the times Our Lord and Our Lady foretell? Are we ready, no matter the cost, to be counted among Mary's army - her Apostles of the End Times? Do we truly want Mary's Immaculate Heart to triumph and usher in the glorious Reign of her Divine Son's Sacred Heart?

      This can be accomplished only if we pray as she asks and remain totally loyal in all things to God and His chosen emissary here on earth: the successor of Peter - Pope John Paul II.


Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue!

     This time of the year is traditionally when wedding bells are heard and the phrase above is so familiar. But it also applies to the new Faith founded by Jesus taking a page from the Old Testament and applying the New Covenant, Our Lord borrowed from the traditions passed down while giving us His Blessed Mother dressed in blue. That is part of what we learn in our early chapters as part of our retro marathon week on the early chapters of our on-going megaseries on the Mass and Church History. For the third installment Out with the old, in with the new!, click on THE HISTORY OF THE MASS AND HOLY MOTHER CHURCH.
Installment Three

Out with the old, in with the new!


Never let the Flame of Truth flicker

     That is the essence of the Blessed Mother Mary's words in her 161st and 162nd messages to the Hidden Flower of the Immaculate Heart, which we bring you today. Our Lady urges her children to keep our lamps lit and never allow them to flicker or they could go out for satan will snuff them faster than we can say "we didn't know!" But we do know because God has given us His Church and sent His Mother to remind us of all the truths in the face of the lies spread by the evil one. Click on "I SOLEMNLY TELL YOU...".

Messages One Hundred Sixty-One and Sixty-Two

Message One Hundred Sixty-One, March 5, 1992

(Imparted to the Hidden Flower by the Immaculate Heart of Mary)

Message One Hundred Sixty-Two, March 8, 1992

(Imparted to the Hidden Flower by the Immaculate Heart of Mary)

LITURGY OF THE DAY

     Today is the Twelfth Thursday in Ordinary Time and 17th Anniversary of the Apparitions in Medjugorje, while tomorrow is the Twelfth Friday in Ordinary Time. For the liturgy, readings and meditations for both days, click on LITURGY FOR THE DAY.

Thursday, June 25, 1998

Friday, June 26, 1998


PROVERB OF THE DAY

"By wisdom is a house built, by understanding is it made firm; and by knowledge are its rooms filled with every precious and pleasing possession."

Proverbs 24: 3-4


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