<MP>Tuesday, 20 November 2007

  • From: "Fr. Pat Umberger" <frpat@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "Fr. Pat Umberger" <frpat@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 20 Nov 2007 10:03:03 -0600

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

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St. Rose Philippine Duchesne (1769-1852) She entered the convent without
informing her parents and stayed there against their will.  During the
French Revolution she began a school for street urchins and risked her life
helping priests. Eventually she came to the US and started a free school for
girls. For more, click the link below:

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

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"At our age it would be unbecoming to make such a pretense; many young
people would think the ninety-year-old Eleazar had gone over to an alien
religion. Should I thus pretend for the sake of a brief moment of life, they
would be led astray by me, while I would bring shame and dishonor on my old
age."  ~2 Macabees 6:18-31

But Zacchaeus stood there and said to the Lord, "Behold, half of my
possessions, Lord, I shall give to the poor, and if I have extorted anything
from anyone I shall repay it four times over."  ~Luke 19:1-10

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

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In today's First Reading, Eleazar is willing to mount any kind of charade in
order to save his life.  Zacchaeus, after being branded a sinner by the
crowds, faithfully decides to change his life.  Jesus is criticized for
going to his house and eating with a sinner.  It is not easy to be a person
of faith!

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Today I can consider the ways I compromise my values in order to keep
"safe."  I can summon courage, as Zacchaeus did, to change my life.  Jesus
can come to my house this day!

.=: 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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