<MP>Wednesday, 27 August 2008

  • From: "Fr. Pat Umberger" <frpat@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "Fr. Pat Umberger" <frpat@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2008 19:55:01 -0500

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     From Father Pat Umberger

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St. Monica (322?-387) 
The circumstances of St. Monica's life could have made her a nagging wife, a
bitter daughter-in-law and a despairing parent, yet she did not give way to
any of these temptations. Although she was a Christian, her parents gave her
in marriage to a pagan, Patricius, who lived in her hometown of Tagaste in
North Africa. Patricius had some redeeming features, but he had a violent
temper and was licentious. Monica also had to bear with a cantankerous
mother-in-law who lived in her home. Patricius criticized his wife because
of her charity and piety, but always respected her. Monica's prayers and
example finally won her husband and mother-in-law to Christianity. Her
husband died in 371, one year after his Baptism.  For more, follow the link

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

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Rather, we wanted to present ourselves as a model for you, so that you might
imitate us. ~2 Thessalonians 3:6-10, 16-18

"Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, you hypocrites. You are like whitewashed
tombs, which appear beautiful on the outside,
but inside are full of dead men's bones and every kind of filth. Even so, on
the outside you appear righteous, but inside you are filled with hypocrisy
and evildoing. ~Matthew 23:27-32

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

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Just do as I do and you'll be fine!  How scary would it be to say that?  Yet
that is exactly what Paul and his companions told the people they met. First
they needed to strive to follow God's call.  When they were doing so they
could be good examples for others to follow.  Jesus calls the scribes and
Pharisees hypocrites and describes them as whitewashed tombs, which appear
beautiful on the outside, but inside are full of dead men's bones and every
kind of filth.  Appearing righteous on the outside is not enough when they
are filled with hypocrisy and evildoing inside.

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I pray that I may find good examples to follow.  I pray that I may follow
the path God sets out for me that I can be a worthy example for others to

.=: 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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