<MP>Friday, 17 July 2009

  • From: "Fr. Pat Umberger" <frpat@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "Fr. Pat Umberger" <frpat@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 16 Jul 2009 23:39:11 -0500

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     From Father Pat Umberger

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St. Francis Solano (1549-1610) 
Francis came from a leading family in Andalusia, Spain. Perhaps it was his
popularity as a student that enabled Francis in his teens to stop two
duelists. He entered the Friars Minor in 1570, and after ordination
enthusiastically sacrificed himself for others. His care for the sick during
an epidemic drew so much admiration that he became embarrassed and asked to
be sent to the African missions. Instead he was sent to South America in
1589. While working in what is now Argentina, Bolivia and Paraguay, Francis
quickly learned the local languages and was well received by the indigenous
peoples. His visits to the sick often included playing a song on his violin.
For more, follow the link below:

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

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But the blood will mark the houses where you are. Seeing the blood, I will
pass over you; thus, when I strike the land of Egypt, no destructive blow
will come upon you. "This day shall be a memorial feast for you, which all
your generations shall celebrate with pilgrimage to the LORD, as a perpetual
institution." ~Exodus 11:10-12:14

I say to you, something greater than the temple is here. If you knew what
this meant, I desire mercy, not sacrifice,
you would not have condemned these innocent men. For the Son of Man is Lord
of the Sabbath." ~Matthew 12:1-8

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

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The rituals of our faith are so important.  They remind us of God's work and
help us follow His will.  It is not good for us though, to think too hard,
and get caught up in details, the dotting of I's and the crossing of T's. We
can simply remember that, as is said in today's Gospel, "I desire mercy, not

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I pray that I may know in my heart the Scriptures and never forget God's
work in the world and in my life.  I pray too, that I remember that God
desires "mercy," that we love one another.

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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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