<MP>Friday, 15 May 2009

  • From: "Fr. Pat Umberger" <frpat@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "Fr. Pat Umberger" <frpat@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 14 May 2009 16:53:08 -0500

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     From Father Pat Umberger

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St. Isidore the Farmer (1070-1130) 
Isidore has become the patron of farmers and rural communities. In
particular he is the patron of Madrid, Spain, and of the United States
National Rural Life Conference. When he was barely old enough to wield a
hoe, Isidore entered the service of John de Vergas, a wealthy landowner from
Madrid, and worked faithfully on his estate outside the city for the rest of
his life. He married a young woman as simple and upright as himself who also
became a saint-Maria de la Cabeza. They had one son, who died as a child.
For more, follow the link below:

Saint of the Day: http://www.americancatholic.org/Features/SaintofDay/ 

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'It is the decision of the Holy Spirit and of us not to place on you any
burden beyond these necessities, namely, to abstain from meat sacrificed to
idols, from blood, from meats of strangled animals, and from unlawful
If you keep free of these, you will be doing what is right. Farewell.'"
~Acts 15:22-31

Jesus said to his disciples: "This is my commandment: love one another as I
love you. No one has greater love than this,
to lay down one's life for one's friends."  ~John 15:12-17

Scriptures: http://www.nccbuscc.org/nab/

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The Holy Spirit continues to speak, and to draw more an more believers.
Jesus does the same, telling his disciples: "This is my commandment: love
one another as I love you. No one has greater love than this, to lay down
one's life for one's friends." He did just that for us, and calls us to
great love for those around us.

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I pray that my example may help many draw nearer to God.  I pray that I may
love others, and even lay doe my life for my friends.

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We pray for unity in our country and that we may build a Culture of Life. We
pray for the safety of our troops, their safe return and their families at
home.  We pray for a deep and profound respect for life, and for the courage
and willingness to stand up for life. We pray for one another, for those who
have asked our prayers and for those who need our prayers the most. Have a
good day!

May God Bless you and those you love, and keep you safe!

Father Pat

      "Be still and know that I am God." ~Psalm 46:10

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