<MP>Sunday, 03 August 2008

  • From: "Fr. Pat Umberger" <frpat@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "Fr. Pat Umberger" <frpat@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 3 Aug 2008 12:58:25 -0500

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     From Father Pat Umberger

P I L G R I M A G E    2 0 0 8
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   10-22 November 2008


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St. Peter Julian Eymard (1811-1868) 
Born in La Mure d'Isère in southeastern France, Peter Julian's faith journey
drew him from being a priest in the Diocese of Grenoble (1834) to joining
the Marists (1839) to founding the Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament
In addition to those changes, Peter Julian coped with poverty, his father's
initial opposition to Peter's vocation, serious illness, a Jansenistic
striving for inner perfection and the difficulties of getting diocesan and
later papal approval for his new religious community.  For more, follow the
link below:

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

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Why spend your money for what is not bread; your wages for what fails to
satisfy?  ~Isaiah 55:1-3 

They all ate and were satisfied, and they picked up the fragments left
over?twelve wicker baskets full.   ~Matthew 14:13-21

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

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There are many hungers of the human heart.  Sometimes we think we can
satisfy them with food, drink, gambling or buying lots of things.  We find
that the hungers remain.  Jesus is the only one who can satisfy these
hungers.  When we stop focusing on ourselves and giving to others, then we
are fulfilled.  Jesus gave everything for us.  As he offers us his Body and
Blood in the Eucharist we become what we eat, the Body of Christ.  When we
give as Jesus did, fullness comes to us naturally.  As Isaiah says, "Why
spend your money for what is not bread; your wages for what fails to

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I pray that I may remember that Jesus is the only one who can satisfy my
hungers.  I pray that I may live as Jesus did, giving everything for those
around him.  When I do this I can come to appreciate the fullness the Lord
can give me.  I pray that I may not focus on myself and what I want, but
more on the needs of those around me.

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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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