<MP>Wednesday, 17 September 2008

  • From: "Fr. Pat Umberger" <frpat@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "Fr. Pat Umberger" <frpat@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2008 19:09:13 -0500

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     From Father Pat Umberger

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St. Robert Bellarmine (1542-1621) 
When Robert Bellarmine was ordained in 1570, the study of Church history and
the Fathers of the Church was in a sad state of neglect. A promising scholar
from his youth in Tuscany, he devoted his energy to these two subjects, as
well as to Scripture, in order to systematize Church doctrine against the
attacks of the Protestant Reformers. He was the first Jesuit to become a
professor at Louvain.  For more, follow the link below:

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

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At present I know partially; then I shall know fully, as I am fully known.
So faith, hope, love remain, these three; but the greatest of these is love.
~1 Corinthians 12:31-13:13

Jesus said to the crowds: "To what shall I compare the people of this
generation? What are they like? They are like children who sit in the
marketplace and call to one another, 'We played the flute for you, but you
did not dance. We sang a dirge, but you did not weep.' ~Luke 7:31-35

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

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How easy it is for us to get all caught up in things that don't matter at
all. Like little children taunting their friends, "We played the flute for
you, but you did not dance.  We sang a dirge, but you did not weep." And
valuable time and energy is wasted.  Injustice in the world continues.
People go hungry. There is a great deal to do, but it isn't getting done. We
can listen to Paul's advice in our first reading, and be people of love.
"Faith, hope and love remain, these three; but the greatest of these is
love." Let us devote ourselves to being instruments of God's love.

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I pray that I may not waste my energy by getting caught up in things that
don't matter. I pray that I may respond to the needs of those around me,
becoming and instrument of God's love in the world.

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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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