<MP>Saturday, 23 May 2009

  • From: "Fr. Pat Umberger" <frpat@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "Fr. Pat Umberger" <frpat@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 22 May 2009 20:09:32 -0500

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     From Father Pat Umberger

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St. Felix of Cantalice (1515-1587) 
Felix was the first Franciscan Capuchin ever canonized. In fact, when he was
born, the Capuchins did not yet exist as a distinct group within the
Franciscans. Born of humble, God-fearing parents in the Rieti Valley, Felix
worked as a farmhand and a shepherd until he was 28. He developed the habit
of praying while he worked. In 1543 he joined the Capuchins. When the
guardian explained the hardships of that way of life, Felix answered:
"Father, the austerity of your Order does not frighten me. I hope, with
God's help, to overcome all the difficulties which will arise from my own
   For more, follow the link below:

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

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And when he wanted to cross to Achaia, the brothers encouraged him and wrote
to the disciples there to welcome him. After his arrival he gave great
assistance to those who had come to believe through grace. He vigorously
refuted the Jews in public, establishing from the Scriptures that the Christ
is Jesus. ~Acts 18:23-28

For the Father himself loves you, because you have loved me and have come to
believe that I came from God. I came from the Father and have come into the
world. Now I am leaving the world and going back to the Father." ~John

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

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As Jesus returns to the Father His disciples are again upset.  Still he
knows that their faith and what He has given them is enough. They'll have to
use the knowledge and faith that has been their gift to draw still others to
faith that the Christ is Jesus.

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I pray that I may have confidence in the faith and knowledge God has put
within me.  I pray that my example will help still others to believe and
come to salvation.

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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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