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May 7, 1998             SECTION ONE              vol 9, no. 88

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Do clothes make the man?

     Not necessarily, but in the case of the vaunted Swiss Guard they truly enhance the image. And why not? They were designed by the greatest Renaissance master of them all: Michelangelo! Fashion can be so fleeting, just as today's values are also fleeting. With the Swiss Guard in the headlines this week due to the unfortunate triple murders this past Monday, it's time to put a good light on this loyal garrison who guard the Holy Father. For today's commentary, The Swiss Guard, an institution that has survived the test of time click on the Thursday CATHOLIC PewPOINT

The Swiss Guard, an institution that has survived the test of time!

Michael Cain, editor

Mobilizing the Laity for the troubled times

     In our sixty-eighth installment of our megaseries on the Church today, we bring you not only the seeds of the Swiss Guard, but how God used a husband and father to convey where the Church was heading not only in the time of Saint Nicholas Von Flue's time, but in our times in which he was shown what would happen. For more, click on WHERE IS HOLY MOTHER CHURCH HEADING AS WE NEAR THE MILLENNIUM?
Installment Sixty-eight

The Thirty-First Clarion: Mobilizing the Laity
part twenty-eight:

"Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and you shall find; knock, and it shall be opened to you."

Matthew 7: 7 and Luke 11: 9

Messages from Our Lord encourage us

     In messages one hundred forty-six, forty-seven, and forty-eight, all conveyed to the Hidden Flower of the Immaculate Heart on the feast of Saint Thomas Aquinas in 1992, Jesus imparts words of encouragement to all His children in three of the 632 messages imparted to the Hidden Flower from September 1990 through the feast of Corpus Christi, 1995. Click on "I SOLEMNLY TELL YOU..."

Messages One Hundred Forty-Six, Forty-Seven, and Forty-Eight

Message One Hundred Forty-Six, January 28, 1992

(Imparted to the Hidden Flower by the Sacred Heart of Jesus)

Message One Hundred Forty-Seven, January 28, 1992

(Imparted to the Hidden Flower by the Sacred Heart of Jesus on the Feast of Saint Thomas Aquinas)

Message One Hundred Forty-Eight, January 28, 1992

(Imparted to the Hidden Flower by the Sacred Heart of Jesus on the Feast of Saint Thomas Aquinas)

April 25th Medjugorje Monthly Message

   Dear children! Today I call you, through prayer, to open yourselves to God as a flower opens itself to the rays of the morning sun. Little children, do not be afraid. I am with you and I intercede before God for each of you so that your heart receives the gift of conversion. Only in this way, little children, will you comprehend the importance of grace in these times and God will become nearer to you. 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 May 7:


     The rest of the week is observed as a Weekdays in the Fourth Week of Easter. For the liturgy, readings, and meditations for today and tomorrow's Mass, click on LITURGY FOR THE DAY

Thursday, May 7, 1998

Friday, May 8, 1998


Today is the day the Church used to celebrate the feast of Saint Stanislaus, the Polish Bishop and Martyr. In modern times April 11 is the new feast day for this Patron Saint of Poland. However, because April 11 fell on Holy Saturday this year, we bring you the prayer of St. Stanislaus today, taken from the Confraternity of the Precious Blood booklet, "My Daily Prayer."
     O God, for Whose honor the glorious Bishop Stanislaus was slain by the swords of wicked men, grant, we beseech Thee, that all who implore his protection may obtain the wholesome fulfillment of their prayers. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, world without end. Amen.


"According to his good sense a man is praised, but one with a warped mind is despised."

Proverbs 12: 8

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May 7, 1998 volume 9, no. 89   DAILY CATHOLIC