<MP>Tuesday, 12 August 2008

  • From: "Fr. Pat Umberger" <frpat@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "Fr. Pat Umberger" <frpat@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 11 Aug 2008 18:09:29 -0500

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     From Father Pat Umberger

P I L G R I M A G E    2 0 0 8

   Southern Italy, Assisi, Rome and the Vatican
   10-22 November 2008

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Sorry to have messed up.  Yesterday, 11 August was the celebration of Saint
Clare.  Follow the link below for more about her.  We'll visit Assisi on our
November Pilgrimage ... and the Basilica of Saint Clare!

St. Louis of Toulouse (1274-1297) 
When he died at the age of 23, Louis was already a Franciscan, a bishop and
a saint!
Louis's parents were Charles II of Naples and Sicily and Mary, daughter of
the King of Hungary. Louis was related to St. Louis IX on his father's side
and to Elizabeth of Hungary on his mother's side. Louis showed early signs
of attachment to prayer and to the corporal works of mercy. As a child he
used to take food from the castle to feed the poor. When he was 14, Louis
and two of his brothers were taken as hostages to the king of Aragon's court
as part of a political deal involving Louis's father. At the court Louis was
tutored by Franciscan friars under whom he made great progress both in his
studies and in the spiritual life. Like St. Francis he developed a special
love for those afflicted with leprosy.  For more, follow the link below:

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

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I ate it, and it was as sweet as honey in my mouth. He said: Son of man, go
now to the house of Israel, and speak my words to them. ~Ezekiel 2:8-3:4

Whoever becomes humble like this child is the greatest in the Kingdom of
heaven. And whoever receives one child such as this in my name receives me.
~Matthew 18:1-5, 10, 12-14

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

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God calls us to be receptive.  We can receive His word and consume it just
as sweet honey.  That word then is part of us and is spoken through our
actions.  We are called to humility, to live like a little child ... and to
be humble enough to welcome a child in His name. 

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I pray that I may be willing to be humble and receptive.  I pray that I may
take God's word into myself and then speak and live that word.  I pray that
I may be humble like a little child, and that I may notice and welcome the
little ones of the world in God's name.

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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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