<MP>Monday 07 July 2008

  • From: "Fr. Pat Umberger" <frpat@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "Fr. Pat Umberger" <frpat@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 6 Jul 2008 11:12:04 -0500

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     From Father Pat Umberger

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Blessed Emmanuel Ruiz and Companions (1804-1860) 
Not much is known of the early life of Emmanuel Ruiz, but details of his
heroic death in defense of the faith have come down to us. Born of humble
parents in Santander, Spain, he became a Franciscan priest and served as a
missionary in Damascus. This was at a time when anti-Christian riots shook
Syria and thousands lost their lives in just a short time. 
Among these were Emmanuel, superior of the Franciscan convent, seven other
friars and three laymen. When a menacing crowd came looking for the men,
they refused to renounce their faith and become Muslims. The men were
subjected to horrible tortures before their martyrdom.  For more, follow the
link below:

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

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I will espouse you to me forever: I will espouse you in right and in
justice, in love and in mercy; I will espouse you in fidelity, and you shall
know the LORD. ~Hosea 2:16, 17c-18, 21-22 

A woman suffering hemorrhages for twelve years came up behind him and
touched the tassel on his cloak. She said to herself, "If only I can touch
his cloak, I shall be cured." Jesus turned around and saw her, and said,
"Courage, daughter! Your faith has saved you." And from that hour the woman
was cured.  ~Matthew 9:18-26

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

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Trust.  We can trust in God who speaks to us as a lover.  The woman
suffering from the hemorrhage and the man whose daughter had died both
trusted in Jesus.  Healing was theirs.  We too can trust in the loving and
healing presence of Jesus.  We can remember that Jesus will work in our
lives to bring us the healing strength we need. 

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I pray that I may know God's great love for me.  I pray that I may trust Him
to provide the strength and healing I need in order to live a good Christian

.=: W E     P R A Y  :=.

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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