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Today we commemorate the 715th anniversary of the death of Saint Philip Benizi, Confessor, Servite Prior and Superior General who might have succeeded Pope Clement IV in 1265, but felt unworthy and retreated out of the public light to pray, not emerging until the Holy Abbot Hildebrand was chosen as Clement's successor and took the name Pope Gregory X who today is blessed. St. Benizi was a great orator and administrator as provincial of his Order, who, in the autumn of his life, withdrew from the active ministry to a more contemplative life of prayer and solitude. He died this day in 1285 during the pontificate of Pope Honorius IV, the thirteenth Pontiff during St. Philip's lifetime. See MILLENNIUM MILESTONES AND MEMORIES
Our greatest fear should be sin!
They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but the words of Bishop Fulton J. Sheen have been known to launch a thousand images in one's mind, one of the ways this late luminary did so much to evangelize the faith. Because of the urgency of the times and because few there are today who possess the wisdom, simplicity and insight than the late Archbishop who touched millions, we are bringing you daily gems from his writings. The good bishop makes it so simple that we have dubbed this daily series: "SIMPLY SHEEN".
"It is our loves and desires that determine our pains. If our supreme love is the pleasure of the body, then our greatest pain is loss of health; if our supreme love is wealth, then our deepest worry is insecurity; and if our supreme love is God, then our greatest fear has to be sin."