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Our Lady of Fatima, May 13
5.13.02

Posted on 05/12/2002 9:45:16 PM PDT by Coleus

"I Am of Heaven" The First Visit, May 13, 1917

The flash of light that commenced the first apparition looked like lightning to Lucy. She told her younger companions, Francisco and Jacinta, that they should hurry home and take with them the flock of sheep they were tending, before a thunderstorm began.

A second flash of light soon followed, and this time, the children suddenly saw a Woman standing on a small holm-oak, only a few feet away. She seemed to Lucy to be about 18 to 20 years old, wearing a white gown embroidered with gold. She radiated brilliant clusters of light, and Her face was supernaturally beautiful.

Sister Lucy's fourth memoir gives this account of the opening dialogue with Our Lady:

"Do not be afraid. I will do you no harm."

"Where is Your Grace from?"

"I am of Heaven."

Sister Lucy asked what was wanted from her.

"I have come to ask you to come here for six months in succession, on the 13th day, at this same hour.

"Later on, I will tell you who I am and what I want.

"Afterwards, I will return here yet a seventh time."

On the subject of Heaven, Sister Lucy then asked:

"Shall I go to Heaven too?"

"Yes, you will."

"And Jacinta?"

"She will go also."

"And Francisco?"

"He will go there too, but he will have to say many Rosaries."

The Virgin then gave a glimpse of Her purposes when She asked the children:

"Are you willing to offer yourselves to God and bear all the sufferings He wills to send you, as an act of reparation for the conversion of sinners?"

When they indicated their willingness, the Virgin told the children:

"Then you are going to have much to suffer, but the grace of God will be your comfort."

The memoir then describes the extraordinary effect as Our Lady opened Her hands, radiating "a light so intense ... its rays penetrated our hearts and the innermost depths of our souls, making us see ourselves in God ... more clearly than we see ourselves in the best of mirrors."

Then, moved by an interior impulse which was communicated to them, they fell on their knees and said together:

"O Most Holy Trinity, I adore Thee. My God, my God, I love Thee in the Most Blessed Sacrament." The first moments passed, and Our Lady added:

"Recite the Rosary every day in order to obtain peace for the world and the end of the war."

Lucy asked whether the war would still last a long time, or if it would soon end.

"I cannot tell you yet, as I have not yet told you all that I want."

At the end of their conversation Our Lady began to rise serenely, going up towards the east until She disappeared in the immensity of the sky. The light which surrounded Her seemed to open a path for Her among the stars, and for this reason the children said sometimes that they had seen Heaven opening.

"…After having taken our lunch and said our prayers, we began to see, some distance off, above the trees that stretched away towards the east, a light, whiter than snow, in the form of a young man, transparent, and brighter than crystal pierced by the rays of the sun. As he drew nearer, we could distinguish his features more and more clearly. We were surprised, absorbed, and struck dumb with amazement. On reaching us, he said: "Do not be afraid. I am the Angel of Peace. Pray with me." Kneeling on the ground, he bowed down until his forehead touched the earth. Led by a supernatural impulse, we did the same, and repeated the words with we heard him say:

(PARDON PRAYER) " My God, I believe, I adore, I hope and I love You! I ask pardon of You for those who do not believe, do not adore, do not hope and do not love You.!" Having repeated these words three time, he rose and said: "Pray thus. The Hearts of Jesus and Mary are attentive to the voice of your supplications." Then he disappeared…"

FIRST APPARITION OF OUR LADY - May 13, 1917

"…in the Cova da Iria….we saw what seemed to be a flash of lightning." "… …there before us on a small holmoak, we beheld a Lady all dressed in white. She was more brilliant than a crystal glass filled with sparkling water, when the rays of the burning sun shine through it."

"… ‘ Do not be afraid. I will do you no harm. … I am from heaven. … I have come to ask you to come here for six months in succession, on the 13th day, at this same hour. Later on, I will tell you who I am and what I want. Afterwards, I will return here yet a seventh time’ " "Shall I go to heaven too?" " ‘Yes, you will.’ " "And Jacinta?" " ‘She will go also.’ " "And Francisco?" " ‘He will go there too, but he must say many Rosaries.’ "

" ‘Are you willing to offer yourselves to God and bear all the sufferings He wills to send you, as an act of reparation for the sins by which He is offended, and of supplication for the conversion of sinners?’ " "Then you are going to have much to suffer, but the grace of God will be your comfort.’" "…we fell on our knees, repeating in our hearts:

( EUCHARISTIC PRAYER) "O Most Holy Trinity, I adore You! My God, my God, I love You in the most Blessed Sacrament!" "… Our Lady spoke again: ‘’Pray the Rosary every day, in order to obtain peace for the world, and the end of the war.’ "



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Let's pray for peace and conversions. The only way a Catholic can combat Communism is through the Rosary.
1 posted on 05/12/2002 9:45:16 PM PDT by Coleus
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To: agrace;Alberta's Child; Antoninus;BeforeISleep; Betteboop; Black Agnes; brotherwolf;Cagey...

2 posted on 05/12/2002 9:48:07 PM PDT by Coleus
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Bump
3 posted on 05/12/2002 11:33:14 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Coleus
Rosary Bump.
4 posted on 05/13/2002 4:24:49 AM PDT by pegleg
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To: Coleus
Pope John Paul, release the real third secret.

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5 posted on 05/13/2002 6:05:05 AM PDT by spectre
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To: spectre
This is the first I've heard that JPII didn't release the real third secret. Can you give me an update? Tx.
6 posted on 05/13/2002 7:13:37 AM PDT by eastsider
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To: sandyeggo; frogandtoad; Domestic Church; BlessedBeGod; saradippity; maryz; Jeff Chandler...
Beautiful prayer card.

Our Lady of Fatima BUMP!

I was remembering that Bishop Fulton J. Sheen predicted the fall of Communism in the correct year, and then he also predicted that the Muslims would be converted because of Our Lady of Fatima.

7 posted on 05/13/2002 8:26:19 AM PDT by Siobhan
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To: Coleus
Thank you for this post,pray the rosary everyday and there is a special intention that I have and I need 1 Hail Mary from everyone reading this post.If anyone needs a free rosary please freep mail me, Betty
8 posted on 05/13/2002 9:00:34 AM PDT by fatima
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To: fatima
OK
9 posted on 05/13/2002 9:53:52 AM PDT by Coleus
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To: Siobhan
Did you notice when Milton Berle died, all the people in the news media said that he had the largest viewing audience of the time? And that people bought TV sets just to watch his show?

I was told otherwise, It was Bishop Sheen who had the larger audience. Is this true? Has anyone heard otherwise?

I would like to know, great fodder for another letter to the editor on how the press has an agenda and gets it's facts wrong.

10 posted on 05/13/2002 9:56:57 AM PDT by Coleus
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To: Coleus
I don't have the details, but I do know that Bishop Sheen beat out Milton Berle in the number one spot in the ratings once. Bishop Sheen had a huge audience.
11 posted on 05/13/2002 10:15:58 AM PDT by Siobhan
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To: eastsider
>>>This is the first I've heard that JPII didn't release the real third secret.

According to the Vatican he did. According to others he did not. For some of these foks, when the secret as released by the Vatican doesn't say what you've been claiming it will say for 20+ years, clearly something is wrong. The Vatican must not have released the true secret.

patent

12 posted on 05/13/2002 10:46:29 AM PDT by patent
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To: fatima
One Hail Mary is en route.
13 posted on 05/13/2002 2:05:45 PM PDT by victim soul
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To: fatima;Coleus
Coleus, good post.

fatima, I take requests;) Consider it done.

14 posted on 05/13/2002 3:35:16 PM PDT by Canticle_of_Deborah
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To: fatima
Hail Mary Full of Grace, The Lord Is With Thee, Blessed Art Tho Amongst Women and Blessed Is The Fruit of Thy Womb, Jesus. Holy Mary Mother of God, Pray For Us Sinners, Now and at The Hour of Our Death. Amen.
15 posted on 05/13/2002 4:56:59 PM PDT by TaRaRaBoomDeAyGoreLostToday!
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To: Coleus

The Fatima Message

Between the months of May and October of 1917, our Blessed Mother appeared to three shepherd children near Fatima, Portugal, giving them a message for the world which has since become known as the “Peace Plan from Heaven.” She warned men that if they did not amend their lives, God would be forced to punish them by means of wars and other sufferings.

The children were visited by the Angel of Portugal prior to Our Lady’s appearance. The Angel told them, “What are you doing? Pray! Pray very much! The Hearts of Jesus and Mary have merciful designs for you. Offer prayers and sacrifices constantly to the Most High... In every way you can offer sacrifice to God in reparation for the sins by which He is offended, and in supplication for the conversion of sinners... Above all, accept and endure with submission the sufferings which the Lord will send you. Take and drink the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ, horribly outraged by sinful men. Make reparation for their crimes and console your God.”

When our Blessed Mother appeared to the children she asked them, “Do you wish to offer yourselves to God, to endure all the suffering that He may please to send you, as an act of reparation for the sins by which He is offended, and to ask for the conversion of sinners?... Then you will have much to suffer. But the grace of God will be your comfort.” “...Do you suffer a great deal? Don’t be discouraged. I will never forsake you. My Immaculate Heart will be your refuge and the road that will conduct you to God. Sacrifice yourself for sinners and say many times, especially when you make some sacrifice, ‘O my Jesus, it is for love of Thee, in reparation for the offenses committed against the Immaculate Heart of Mary, and for the conversion of poor sinners.’

“Say the Rosary every day to obtain peace for the world and the end of the war... If they do what I tell you, many souls will be saved, and there will be peace. The war is going to end [World War I]. But if they do not stop offending God, another and worse one will begin in the reign of Pius XI... When you see a night illumined by an unknown light, know that it is the great sign that God gives you that He is going to punish the world for its crimes by means of war, of hunger, and of persecution of the Church and of the Holy Father.

“To prevent this, I come to ask for the consecration of Russia to my Immaculate Heart and the Communion of reparation on the First Saturdays. If they listen to my requests, Russia will be converted and there will be peace. If not, she will scatter her errors throughout the world, provoking wars and persecutions of the Church. The good will be martyred; the Holy Father will have much to suffer; many nations will be annihilated.

“Jesus wishes to make use of you to have me acknowledged and loved. He wishes to establish in the world devotion to my Immaculate Heart.

“Here you see hell, where the souls of poor sinners go. To save them, God wishes to establish in the world devotion to my Immaculate Heart... Pray, pray a great deal and make sacrifices for sinners. So many souls go to hell because there is no one to pray and sacrifice for them.”

Our Lady’s message that men “must amend their lives and ask forgiveness for their sins,” and that they “offend the Lord God no more, for He is already much offended” is meant for all of us, whether we are religious or lay. It is this message that our Congregation acts to promote, so that all people can, by praying the daily Rosary, by offering up their prayers and the sacrifices demanded by their daily duty, restore the temporal order in Christ.

16 posted on 05/13/2002 5:02:13 PM PDT by TaRaRaBoomDeAyGoreLostToday!
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To: Coleus
Secret & Message of Fatima: As published in L'Osservatore Romano English Edition/Via EWTN
17 posted on 05/13/2002 5:08:01 PM PDT by TaRaRaBoomDeAyGoreLostToday!
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To: Coleus


18 posted on 05/13/2002 5:09:05 PM PDT by TaRaRaBoomDeAyGoreLostToday!
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To: TaRaRaBoomDeAyGoreLostToday!
I wonder when the "real" third secret will be revealed.
19 posted on 05/13/2002 5:59:10 PM PDT by Coleus
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To: Coleus
Fatima Rosary Bump!

Could you imagine seeing the Holy Virgin?

20 posted on 05/14/2002 6:02:37 AM PDT by Cap'n Crunch
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To: Coleus
I am admittedly confused. The 'secret' I posted is new to me. Something along the nature of 'a Pope' Pope JPJII? being killed???

Common sense prevails the Church is being attacked even from within. The liberal agenda and an evil anti-Pope will prevail. But we know who wins in the end. It is how we choose to act in the confusion and upcoming world conflicts of religion and politics of how we are judged. Remain strong in faith and prayer I suppose is all we can do no matter how scary it gets.

21 posted on 05/14/2002 8:35:56 AM PDT by TaRaRaBoomDeAyGoreLostToday!
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To: TaRaRaBoomDeAyGoreLostToday!
The third secret was so bad that Pope John XXIII passed out after reading it.

Read the books written by Fr. Malachi Martin. I've heard him speak on many talks shows before his untimely demise. He may have been murdered.

22 posted on 05/14/2002 10:20:23 AM PDT by Coleus
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To: Coleus
And bookmarked!
23 posted on 05/14/2002 10:22:21 AM PDT by Salvation
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To: fatima
I said a Hail Mary for you yesterday and today. I pray all is well with you, dear Betty. God bless you!
24 posted on 05/14/2002 4:16:49 PM PDT by Siobhan
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To: Coleus
I've heard the same about the secret and Pope John XXIII.

I've never read any of Malachi Martin's books. Does he discuss the third secret?

25 posted on 05/14/2002 11:43:22 PM PDT by Canticle_of_Deborah
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To: Coleus
To all who prayed for special intention on May the 13th,thank you.I was floating that day because of your prayers.
26 posted on 05/16/2002 3:29:56 PM PDT by fatima
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To: fatima
Glad to hear you had a good day.
27 posted on 05/16/2002 5:11:49 PM PDT by Coleus
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To: Coleus
A bump for May 13th, 2003.
29 posted on 05/12/2003 10:43:08 PM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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30 posted on 05/13/2003 6:53:04 AM PDT by Coleus (God is Pro Life)
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To: Coleus
BUMP
31 posted on 05/13/2003 9:12:34 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Coleus
I was told otherwise, It was Bishop Sheen who had the larger audience.

Looking into it ... and found this interesting story.

    "God love you" - The famous signoff of Bishop Fulton J. Sheen, the Auxiliary Bishop of New York who starred in the popular prime time religious program LIFE IS WORTH LIVING/DUM/ABC/1952-57 that taught lessons of life and morality. In 1953 Bishop Sheen was commenting on Communism and stated "Stalin must one day meet his judgment." Stalin had a stroke a few days later and died within the week. "Uncle Fultie" Sheen aired opposite "Uncle Miltie" Milton Berle of the TEXACO STAR THEATRE on NBC network. Both Sheen and Berle worked for the same boss: Sky Chief. (Sky Chief also being a blend of Texaco gasoline). 

God love him! My grandmother never understood why Sheen was never made a Cardinal.

32 posted on 05/13/2003 11:10:36 AM PDT by NYer (Laudate Dominum)
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To: Coleus
Thanks for this post.
33 posted on 05/13/2003 1:44:56 PM PDT by fatima (Go Karen,Look at all these's prayers.For all our troops,we love you.)
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To: Coleus

BTTT on the Memorial of Our Lady of Fatima, May 13, 2006!


34 posted on 05/13/2006 9:35:56 AM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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Our Lady of Fatima, May 13

Litany of Our Lady of Fatima

Last Fatima child buried in final resting place (Sr. Maria's remains transferred to Fatima)

Sister Lucia, last remaining witness of Fatima apparitions, dies at 97

SISTER LUCIA RIP

LAST OF CHILDREN WHO CLAIMED TO SEE VIRGIN MARY DIES AT 97

Last child who claimed to see "Virgin Mary" dies

Virgin Mary Child Dies (Lucia of Fatima)

Mourning for Fatima seer (Portugal declares day of mourning)

Third Secret of Fatima is not fully revealed.

Sister Lucia, last remaining witness of Fatima apparitions, dies at 97

Sr. Lucia, Fatima, and Islam

Mystery Fatima: Death of Lucia Accents Famed Secrets & Area's Hidden History

"No More Secrets," Visionary Said in 2001 (Sr. Lucia Confirmed Russia Consecrated to Mary)

Papal praise at Sister Lucia's funeral

Our Lady of Fatima, ‘counterrevolutionary’ and ‘ecumenical’

Fatima Statue Due at Vatican to Mark a Fateful Day 25 Years After Attempt on John Paul II's Life

35 posted on 05/13/2006 9:41:02 AM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Coleus
American Catholic’s Saint of the Day


May 13, 2006
Our Lady of Fatima

Between May 13 and October 13, 1917, three Portuguese children received apparitions of Our Lady at Cova da Iria, near Fatima, a city 110 miles north of Lisbon. (See February 20 entry for Blessed Jacinta and Francisco Marto). Mary asked the children to pray the rosary for world peace, for the end of World War I, for sinners and for the conversion of Russia. At the beginning of 2003, the third visionary, Lucia dos Santos, was still living as a Carmelite nun.

Mary gave the children three secrets. Since Francisco died in 1919 and Jacinta the following year, Lucia revealed the first secret in 1927, concerning devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. The second secret was a vision of hell.

Pope John Paul II directed the Holy See's Secretary of State to reveal the third secret in 2000; it spoke of a 'bishop in white' who was shot by a group of soldiers who fired bullets and arrows into him. Many people linked this to the assassination attempt against Pope John Paul II in St. Peter's Square on May 13, 1981.

The feast of Our Lady of Fatima was approved by the local bishop in 1930; it was added to the Church's worldwide calendar in 2002.

Comment:

The message of Fatima is simple: Pray. Unfortunately, some people—not Sister Lucia—have distorted these revelations, making them into an apocalyptic event for which they are now the only reliable interpreters. They have, for example, claimed that Mary's request that the world be consecrated to her has been ignored. Sister Lucia has agreed that Pope John Paul II's public consecration in St. Peter's Square on March 25, 1984, fulfilled Mary's request. The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith prepared a June 26, 2000, document explaining the “third secret” (available at www.vatican.va).

Mary is perfectly honored when people generously imitate her response “Let it be done to me as you say” (Luke 1:38). Mary can never be seen as a rival to Jesus or to the Church's teaching authority, as exercised by the college of bishops united with the bishop of Rome.

Quote:

“Throughout history there have been supernatural apparitions and signs which go to the heart of human events and which, to the surprise of believers and non-believers alike, play their part in the unfolding of history. These manifestations can never contradict the content of faith, and must therefore have their focus in the core of Christ's proclamation: the Father's love which leads men and women to conversion and bestows the grace required to abandon oneself to him with filial devotion. This too is the message of Fatima which, with its urgent call to conversion and penance, draws us to the heart of the Gospel” (The Message of Fatima, Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, June 26, 2000).



36 posted on 05/13/2006 9:54:47 AM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Salvation

thanks, I completely forgot about this thread.


37 posted on 05/13/2006 5:26:29 PM PDT by Coleus (I Support Research using the Ethical, Effective and Moral use of stem cells: non-embryonic)
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To: Coleus
 
Pray the Rosary

15 Promises Our Lady gave for
praying the Most Holy Rosary

  1. Whoever shall faithfully serve Me by the recitation of the Rosary, shall receive signal graces.

  2. I promise My special protection and the greatest graces to all who shall recite the Rosary.

  3. The Rosary shall be a powerful armor against hell, it will destroy vice, decrease sin, and defeat heresies.

  4. It will cause virtue and good works to flourish; it will obtain for souls the abundant mercy of God; it will withdraw the hearts of men from the love of the world and its vanities, and will lift them to the desire of eternal things. Oh, that souls would sanctify themselves by this means.

  5. The soul which recommends itself to Me by the recitation of the Rosary, shall not perish.

  6. Whoever shall recite the Rosary devoutly, applying himself to the consideration of its sacred mysteries, shall never be conquered by misfortune. God will not chastise him in His justice, he shall not perish by an unprovided death; if he be just he shall remain in the grace of God, and become worthy of eternal life.

  7. Whoever shall have a true devotion for the Rosary shall not die without the Sacraments of the Church.

  8. Those who are faithful in reciting the Rosary shall have during their life and at their death the light of God and the plenitude of His graces; at the moment of death they shall participate in the merits of the saints in paradise.
 
  1. I shall deliver from purgatory, those who have been devoted to the Rosary.

  2. The faithful children of the Rosary shall merit a high degree of glory in Heaven.

  3. You shall obtain all you ask of Me by the recitation of the Rosary.

  4. All those who propagate the holy Rosary shall be aided by Me in their necessities.

  5. I have obtained from My Divine Son, that all the advocates of the Rosary shall have for intercessors, the entire celestial court during their life and at the hour of death.

  6. All who recite the Rosary are My sons, and brothers of My only son Jesus Christ.

  7. Devotion to My Rosary is a great sign of predestination.


38 posted on 05/13/2008 6:13:04 PM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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39 posted on 05/13/2008 7:44:17 PM PDT by Coleus (Abortion and Physician-assisted Murder (aka-Euthanasia), Don't Democrats just kill ya?)
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40 posted on 05/13/2008 8:07:28 PM PDT by narses (...the spirit of Trent is abroad once more.)
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To: NYer

EWTN airs “Life if Worth Living” once or twice a week. Can’t remember which nights. You can look up the EWTN schedule. I’ve watched the show several times. It’s excellent!


41 posted on 05/14/2008 3:33:26 AM PDT by sneakers (Liberty is the answer to the human condition.)
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To: TaRaRaBoomDeAyGoreLostToday!

Repent!


42 posted on 05/13/2011 3:23:41 AM PDT by FightThePower! (Fight the powers that be!)
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