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INSPIRATION
MONDAY-TUESDAY
June 12-13, 2000,     vol. 11, no. 107


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DAILY LITURGY FOR MONDAY AND TUESDAY

    MONDAY'S
    LITURGY
    :
    First Reading:  1 Kings 17: 1-6
    Responsorial:  Psalm 121: 1-8
    Gospel:   Matthew 5: 1-12

    TUESDAY'S
    LITURGY
    :
    First Reading:  1 Kings 17: 7-16
    Responsorial:  Psalm 4: 2-5, 7-8
    Gospel:   John 21: 20-25


    Saint Anthony of Padua   Today we begin the long period of Ordinary Time in the Church Liturgy as we pick up in the Tenth Week of Ordinary Time for the Ecclesiastical Year. Tomorrow we celebrate the Feast of a great saint, the beloved Franciscan Saint Anthony of Padua, priest and Doctor of the Church. For the readings, liturgies, meditations, and profile on him, see DAILY LITURGY.


PRAYER TO SAINT ANTHONY

  Saint Anthony, glorious for the fame of your miracles, obtain for us from God's mercy this favor that we ask: Mention your request/s here

  Since you were so gracious to poor sinners, do not regard our lack of virtue but consider the glory of God which will be exalted once more through you by the granting of the petition that we now earnestly present to you.

  Glorious wonderworker, Saint Anthony, father of the poor and comforter of the afflicted, we ask for your help. You have come to our aid with such loving care and have comforted us so generously. We offer you our heartfelt thanks.

  Accept this offering of our devotion and love and with it our earnest promise which we now renew, to live always in the love of God and our neighbor. Continue to shield us graciously with your protection, and obtain for us the grace of being able one day to enter the Kingdom of Heaven, there to praise with you the everlasting mercies of God. Amen.


The DAILY WORD

Taken from the Gospel for Tuesday's Feast of Saint Anthony of Padua
"You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses its strength what shall it be salted with? It is no longer of any use but to be thrown out and trodden underfoot by men. You are the light of the world...Even so let your light shine before men, in order that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in Heaven. "
Matthew 5: 13-14, 16


Famous quotes of Bishop Fulton J. SheenKeeping the slate clean

   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".


    "The cleanliness of the slate of man is dependent upon the way he lives, ie. his moral life. It is too often assumed that ignorance is due solely to a want of learning. This is not true. Not every D.D. is a saint. An evil life prevents the accumulation of wisdom."


May 25th Medjugorje Monthly Message

NOTE: We respectfully recognize and accept the final authority regarding apparitions, locutions and prophecies presently being reported around the world rests with the Holy See of Rome and the Magisterium of Holy Mother Church to whose judjment we humbly and obediently submit.

The Gospa's message for May "Dear children! I rejoice with you and in this time of grace I call you to spiritual renewal. Pray, little children, that the Holy Spirit may come to dwell in you in fullness, so that you may be able to witness in joy to all those who are far from faith. Especially, little children, pray for the gifts of the Holy Spirit so that in the spirit of love, every day and in each situation, you may be closer to your fellow-man; and that in wisdom and love you may overcome every difficulty. I am with you and I intercede for each of you before Jesus. Thank you for having responded to my call."

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