<MP>Thursday, 14 August 2008

  • From: "Fr. Pat Umberger" <frpat@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "Fr. Pat Umberger" <frpat@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 13 Aug 2008 16:40:42 -0500

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     From Father Pat Umberger

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St. Maximilian Mary Kolbe (1894-1941) 
?I don?t know what?s going to become of you!? How many parents have said
that? Maximilian Mary Kolbe?s reaction was, ?I prayed very hard to Our Lady
to tell me what would happen to me. She appeared, holding in her hands two
crowns, one white, one red. She asked if I would like to have them?one was
for purity, the other for martyrdom. I said, ?I choose both.? She smiled and
disappeared.? After that he was not the same. He entered the minor seminary
of the Conventual Franciscans in Lvív (then Poland, now Ukraine), near his
birthplace, and at 16 became a novice. Though he later achieved doctorates
in philosophy and theology, he was deeply interested in science, even
drawing plans for rocket ships.  For more, follow the link below:

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

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Peter approached Jesus and asked him, ?Lord, if my brother sins against me,
how often must I forgive him? As many as seven times?? Jesus answered, ?I
say to you, not seven times but seventy-seven times.  ~Matthew 18:21-19:1

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

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One of the most difficult things for us to do is to forgive. We can be
reluctant to let those who have hurt us "off the hook" until after they've
paid the price.  We miss the fact that we're the ones who pay the price.
The lack of serenity and the feelings of resentment are harmful to us.  Many
times those who have harmed us don't even know about it.  If they do, they
often don't care.  So the harm is done to us.  We can summon the grace to
forgive others ... and to ask forgiveness of those we have harmed. And we
can be assured that God will forgive us in the same way we forgive those who
have harmed us.

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I pray that I may have the courage and grace to forgive those who have
harmed me.  I pray that I may not expect to be forgiven to a greater extent
than I am willing to forgive those who have harmed me. "Forgive us our
trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us!"

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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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