<MP>Thursday, 09 July 2009

  • From: "Fr. Pat Umberger" <frpat@xxxxxxxxx>
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  • Date: Wed, 8 Jul 2009 22:03:23 -0500 (CDT)

.=:  M O R N I N G    P R A Y E R  :=.
     From Father Pat Umberger

.=: S A I N T    O F    T H E    D A Y :=.

St. Augustine Zhao Rong and Companions (17th-20th centuries)
Christianity arrived in China by way of Syria in the 600s. Depending on
China's relations with the outside world, Christianity over the centuries
was free to grow or was forced to operate secretly. The 120 martyrs in
this group died between 1648 and 1930. Most of them (87) were born in
China and were children, parents, catechists or laborers, ranging from
nine years of age to 72. This group includes four Chinese diocesan

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

.=: S C R I P T U R E S   F O R   T H E   D A Y :=

"I am your brother Joseph, whom you once sold into Egypt. But now do not
be distressed, and do not reproach yourselves for having sold me here.
It was really for the sake of saving lives that God sent me here ahead of
you."  ~Genesis 44:18-21, 23b-29; 45:1-5

Jesus said to his Apostles: "As you go, make this proclamation:
'The Kingdom of heaven is at hand.' Cure the sick, raise the dead,
cleanse the lepers, drive out demons. Without cost you have received;
without cost you are to give. ~Matthew 10:7-15

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

.=: M E D I T A T I O N    F O R    T H E    D A Y :=.

Joseph's forgiveness was uncommon.  God's love for us is uncommon. He
sends his Apostles as he sends us ... to proclaim "The Kingdom of heaven
is at hand."

.=: P R A Y E R    F O R    T H E    D A Y :=.

I pray that I may be understanding and forgiving.  I pray that I may
reflect God's love in my life, and through my example, proclaim the

.=: 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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