<MP>Wednesday, 08 July 2009

  • From: "Fr. Pat Umberger" <frpat@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: morningprayer@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 7 Jul 2009 19:48:17 -0500 (CDT)

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     From Father Pat Umberger

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

St. Gregory Grassi and Companions (d. 1900)
Christian missionaries have often gotten caught in the crossfire of wars
against their own countries. When the governments of Britain, Germany,
Russia and France forced substantial territorial concessions from the
Chinese in 1898, anti-foreign sentiment grew very strong among many
Chinese people. Gregory Grassi was born in Italy in 1833, ordained in 1856
and sent to China five years later. Gregory was later ordained Bishop of
North Shanxi. With 14 other European missionaries and 14 Chinese
religious, he was martyred during the short but bloody Boxer Uprising of

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

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Jesus sent out these Twelve after instructing them thus, "Do not go into
pagan territory or enter a Samaritan town. Go rather to the lost sheep of
the house of Israel. As you go, make this proclamation: 'The Kingdom of
heaven is at hand.' ~Matthew 12:1-10

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

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Jesus summons and sends out the Twelve asking them to go to the lost sheep
of the house of Israel and to make this proclamation: "The Kingdom of
heavin is at hand." He does the same these days.  We can easily think
about the bishops and cardinals as those He has sent ... but we're called
to do the same!

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

I pray that I may accept Jesus' call to be a disciple.  I pray that I may
go not just to those I know, but to all those I encounter.

.=: 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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