<MP>Sunday, 05 July 2009

  • From: "Fr. Pat Umberger" <frpat@xxxxxxxxx>
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  • Date: Sat, 4 Jul 2009 23:39:30 -0500 (CDT)

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     From Father Pat Umberger

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St. Anthony Zaccaria (1502-1539)
At the same time that Martin Luther was attacking abuses in the Church, a
reformation within the Church was already being attempted. Among the early
movers of the Counter-Reformation was Anthony Zaccaria. His mother became
a widow at 18 and devoted herself to the spiritual education of her son.
He received a medical doctorate at 22 and, while working among the poor of
his native Cremona in Italy, was attracted to the religious apostolate. He
renounced his rights to any future inheritance, worked as a catechist and
was ordained a priest at the age of 26. Called to Milan in a few years, he
laid the foundations of three religious congregations, one for men and one
for women, plus an association of married couples. Their aim was the
reform of the decadent society of their day, beginning with the clergy,
religious and lay people.

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

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As the LORD spoke to me, the spirit entered into meand set me on my feet,
and I heard the one who was speaking say to me: Son of man, I am sending
you to the Israelites, rebels who have rebelled against me ... ~Ezekiel

Jesus said to them, "A prophet is not without honor except in his native
place and among his own kin and in his own house." So he was not able to
perform any mighty deed there, apart from curing a few sick people by
laying his hands on them. He was amazed at their lack of faith. ~Mark

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

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Sometimes we don't listen to those who love us the most.  We see them as
too common.  We know them too well.  Jesus was sad that he wasn't able to
perform any might deeds for those he was the closest to.

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I pray that I may lsten to those who love me the most.  I pray that  may
listen to and follow Jesus.

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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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