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THURSDAY      October 8, 1998      SECTION ONE       vol 9, no. 197

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Evident signs of Faith, Hope and Love in the Church's rich Deposit of Faith!

      In our fourth part of the series on SIGNS OF GOD'S MERCY AND JUSTICE we look to the evident signs the Church has given us through the Sacraments, the Liturgy and equate them with obvious signs we see every day that identify where we are and who we are as well as where we're going in this finite world on our journey to our final eternal destination. We focus on the fact that these signs are symbols of the sacred which Jesus has entrusted to His One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church and which we must follow because they are part of Divine Revelation. For the Seventy-ninth installment of this on-going megaseries, click on WHERE IS HOLY MOTHER CHURCH HEADING AS WE NEAR THE MILLENNIUM?.
Installment Seventy-ninth

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

"Enter by the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and many there are who enter that way. How narrow the gate and close the way that leads to life! And few there are who find it."

Matthew 7: 13-14

Jesus, the Light of the World, has sent His very Own Mother to light our path to Him!

     That is the main point both Jesus and His Blessed Mother Mary convey in the 222nd, 223rd and 224th messages to the Hidden Flower of the Immaculate Heart, which we bring you today. Our Lady urges her children to turn away from the darkness of sin which blinds us to the Light of her Divine Son and announces to all that she is Our Lady of Light on the day that she reportedly first appeared in the Ohio River Valley in 1992 under that title at St. Joseph's church in Cold Spring, Kentucky as Our Lady had promised the Hidden Flower months before. Click on "I SOLEMNLY TELL YOU..."

Messages Two Hundred Twenty-Two, Two Hundred Twenty-Three and Two Hundred Twenty-Four

Message Two Hundred-Twenty-Two, August 29, 1992

(Commemoration of the Beheading of Saint John the Baptist)
(Imparted to the Hidden Flower by the Sacred Heart of Jesus)

Message Two Hundred-Twenty-Three, August 31, 1992

(St. Joseph's Church, Cold Spring, Kentucky)
(Imparted to the Hidden Flower by the Immaculate Heart of Mary)

Message Two Hundred-Twenty-Four, August 31, 1992

(St. Joseph's Church, Cold Spring, Kentucky)
(Imparted to the Hidden Flower by the Sacred Heart of Jesus)

LITURGY OF THE DAY

      After a week of a plethora of feasts we return to Ordinary Time today with no special feasts today. Tomorrow is also the Mass of Ordinary Time shared by the feasts of Saint Denis, bishop and martyr and his companions, as well as the priest and religious founder Saint John Leonardi. For today and tomorrow's liturgy, meditations and vignettes on these saints, click on LITURGY FOR THE DAY.

Thursday, October 8, 1998

Friday, October 9, 1998

Feast of Saint Denis, Bishop and Martyr and his Companions

Feast of Saint John Leonardi, Priest and Religious Founder


PRAYERS & DEVOTION

      Since there is no saint celebrated today, we bring you a special Prayer or Blessing Against Storms for there have been so many throughout the world these last few years. This prayer is taken from the Pieta Prayer Book:

Jesus Christ a King of Glory has come in Peace. God became man, and the Word was made flesh. Christ was born of a Virgin. Christ suffered. Christ was crucified. Christ died. Christ rose from the dead. Christ ascended into Heaven. Christ conquers. Christ reigns. Christ orders. May Christ protect us from all storms and lightning. Christ went through their midst in Peace, and the Word was made flesh. Christ is with us with Mary. Flee you enemy spiritps because the Lion of the Generation of Juda, the Root of David, has won. Holy God. Holy Powerful God! Holy Immortal God! Have mercy on us. 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 8, 1998 volume 9, no. 197   DAILY CATHOLIC