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WEDNESDAY      October 21, 1998      SECTION ONE       vol 9, no. 206

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Our Lady chooses Betania as the new Lourdes

     We continue today with our multi-part series on the "New Lourdes" which is, of course, the Apparitions in Betania to visionary Maria Esperanza de Bianchini on a small farm south of Caracas, Venezuela where the Mother of God has come to announce to the world that this is truly her "land of grace" and that she wants all her children to become "Ambassadors of Reconciliation." In the third part, we discover more about the visionary Maria Esperanza de Bianchini and why Our Lady chose a small farm in the lush, tropical area of Betania south of Caracas. Click on THE AGE OF MARIAN APPARITIONS.

The New Lourdes: Betania - Refuge of Reconciliation
part three

The Mission of the New Lourdes begins

"Human expressions more often cause division among my children than harmony."

      Those words from the Blessed Mother Mary in message 242 are enhanced in the succeeding message 243 by her Divine Son Jesus in the messages to the Hidden Flower of the Immaculate Heart. Both Jesus and Mary ask us to not get caught up in the world's idea of success and wealth for often it occurs not only at the expense of others, but the expense of our souls as well. They point out that the time is here when Justice will out and great chastisements will wake the world to Who God truly is. Will it be too late if we don't listen and respond now? That is a question each of us must answer in our heart and why the messages are so important, especially now in 1998. For messages number 242 and 243, click on "I SOLEMNLY TELL YOU..."

Messages Two Hundred Forty-two and Two Hundred Forty-three

Message Two Hundred Thirty-eight, October 9, 1992

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

Message Two Hundred Forty-three, October 17, 1992

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

You can't always tell a book by its cover!

     Today we bring you a true story about a success story that might not have been had a certain couple been accepted with courtesy and respect. The east coast's loss was the west coast's gain as you shall see in today's appeteaser that reinforces Christ's call to see Him in everyone we meet. For The Cornerstone that the builder rejected!, click on OKTOBERFEST FOOD FOR THOUGHT APPETEASERS

The Cornerstone that the builder rejected


     Today is the Twenty-ninth Wednesday in Ordinary Time while tomorrow is the Twenty-ninth Thursday in Ordinary Time. For the readings, liturgies and meditations, click on LITURGY

Wednesday, October 21, 1998

Thursday, October 22, 1998


     Today's Prayer honors two saints whom the Church commemorates today in the old liturgy - Saint Hilarion, the fourth century abbot and aesthetic from Palestine, and Saint Ursula, virgin and martyr and her companion virgin-martyrs:

We beseech Thee, O Lord, that the intercession of the Blessed Abbot Hilarion and your martyred servant Blessed Ursula and her companion martyrs may commend us unto Thee; that we may obtain through their advocacy those things which we cannot of ourselves deserve. 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.

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 21, 1998 volume 9, no. 206   DAILY CATHOLIC