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THURSDAY      October 15, 1998      SECTION ONE       vol 9, no. 202

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We honor the first female Doctor of the Church today: Saint Teresa of Avila

      Today we celebrate the Feast of one of the two first women Doctors of the Church Saint Teresa of Avila who accomplished so much in reforming the Carmelites. The other saint who was declared a Doctor of the Church by Pope Paul VI in 1970 was Saint Catherine of Siena. Tomorrow is the Twenty-eighth Friday and the Feasts of Saint Hedwig, wife, mother and religious, and Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque, virgin, religious and mystic messenger. For today and tomorrow's liturgies, meditations and vignettes on these saints, click on LITURGY FOR THE DAY

Thursday, October 15, 1998

Feast of Saint Teresa of Avila, Virgin, Religious and Doctor of the Church

Friday, October 16, 1998

Feast of Saint Hedwig, Wife, Mother and Religious

Feast of Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque, Virgin and Religious Mystic


PRAYERS & DEVOTION

     Today's prayer is taken from the Preface of the Mass from the Carmelite Missal honoring Saint Teresa of Jesus:

Father, all-powerful and ever-living God, we do well always and everywhere to give You thanks as we honor St. Teresa, on whom You bestowed such gifts of nature and grace. You espoused her to Christ, her Divine Friend, Who taught her to be zealous in prayer and penance for the unity and the holiness of the Church. You endowed her with the wisdom of the saints to be our guide on the way of perfection and the spiritual mother of a new family in Carmel.


God has placed signs at every intersection of history through private revelation

     In our fifth part of the series on SIGNS OF GOD'S MERCY AND JUSTICE we look to the fact that all through history the Almighty has given us signs to follow and to keep us on the straight and narrow through the means of private revelation - from so many of the great saints like Saint Francis of Assisi and Saint Dominic to the saint we celebrate today Saint Teresa of Avila to tons and tons of other saints and messengers over the centuries it has been through private revelation that orders and devotions have been established, sacred movements generated and the results have been a drawing closer to Jesus and all He has taught through Divine Revelation with the road signs of private revelation. For the Eightieth installment of this on-going megaseries, click on WHERE IS HOLY MOTHER CHURCH HEADING AS WE NEAR THE MILLENNIUM?.
Installment Eighty

The Thirty-Sixth Clarion: SIGNS OF GOD'S MERCY AND JUSTICE
part four:

"Do not extinguish the Spirit. Do not despise prophecies. But test all things; hold fast that which is good."

Thessalonians 5: 19-21

Events Today in Church History

     Today is the 416th anniversary of the adoption of the Gregorian Calendar which was authored by Pope Gregory XIII and put into effect on October 4th, 1582. Instead of it being October 5th the next morning, when Europeans awoke it was October 15th! It is the same calendar we use today and has been adopted as the universal calendar. For other events throughout the centuries that are memorable in Church history today, click on MILLENNIUM MILESTONES AND MEMORIES

Historical Events in Church Annals for October 15:


September 25th Medjugorje Monthly Message

   Dear children! Today, I call you to become my witnesses by living the faith of your fathers. Little children, you seek signs and messages and do not see that, with every morning sunrise, God calls you to convert and to return to the way of truth and salvation. You speak much, little children, but you work little on your conversion. That is why, convert and start to live my messages, not with your words but with your life. In this way, little children, you will have the strength to decide for the true conversion of the heart. Thank you for having responded to my call

For more on Medjugorje, click on MEDJUGORJE AND MORE

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October 15, 1998 volume 9, no. 202   DAILY CATHOLIC