<MP>Thursday, 13 September 2007

  • From: "Fr. Pat Umberger" <frpat@xxxxxxxxx>
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  • Date: Thu, 13 Sep 2007 10:28:20 -0500 (CDT)

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     from Father Pat Umberger

T E M P O R A R Y    N E W    F O R M A T

I'm still in Boston, but now can get Internet access at Mass. General
Hospital.  So, I'll compose a little different kind of Morning Prayer for
the next days, as I'm able.  I'm not sure you'll like it as well ... but
here goes ...

J O I N    S I S T E R    J O S E L D A    A N D    M E

A great Pilgrimage to the Holy Land - 04-15 November 2007!
Several seats are still available.
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I N    B O S T O N    R E C O V E R I N G

I continue to recover from Tuesday's surgery and will return to Onalaska
this coming Tuesday evening.

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     From Father Pat Umberger

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From today's Mass ...

"Put on, as God's chosen ones, holy and beloved, heartfelt
compassion,kindness, humilty, gentleness, and patience, bearing with one
another and forgiving one another, if one has a grievance agasinst
another; as the Lord has forgiven you, so must you also do."  ~Paul to the

"Stop judging and you will not be judged. Stop condemning and you will not
be condemneed.  Forive and you will be forgiven."  Luke 6

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St. John Chrysostom was born in Antioch about the year 349.  He received a
good education and lived as an ascetic.  He was ordained a priest and
distinguished himself by great spiritual preaching.  He was elected bishop
of Constantinople in 397 and was a great pastor to his people.   He was
twice forced into exile by the hatred of the imperial court and the envy
of his enemies.  His preaching, writings and life explained Catholic
doctrine and helped others to live a good Christian life. He forgave
others as Christ calls us to do.

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Sometimes we hold on to anger and resentments against others.  We might
even say that we'll never forgive, as long as we live.  We can come to see
that our resentments hurt us much more than those we have problems with.
We can listen to today's Scriptures and ask God for the grace to let go of
our anger and resentments. We can allow God to do for us what we find
difficult or impossible for us to do by ourselves.

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I pray that I may become willing to have God remove the resentments I hold
against others.  I pray that I may follow the teachings of Paul, Jesus and
John Chrysostom and stop judging and condemning.  I pray that God may give
me the grace to forgive.

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

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

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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

<MP>Morning Prayer is free, and comes from:
Father Pat Umberger, a priest of the Diocese of La Crosse
in Wisconsin U.S.A.
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