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For the Sheep in Exile – Bulletin 2016-04-03

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From Triduum to the Solemnity of Solemnities: One day is incapable of holding all the mystery and joy of Easter. Even the Octave of Easter cannot provide all that the Church wants us to learn from the Resurrection and Jesus’ subsequent appearances to the Apostles. So, Holy Mother Church gives us an entire Easter Season. He is risen as He said! Alleluia!

During this Easter Season, my wife and I will reflect upon the loss of a dear friend. We will consider the meaning of his suffering. We will pray for the same graces and privileges he had. His reception of the Last Rites and an apostolic blessing with plenary indulgence at the hour of death, clearly placed him in the loving embrace of Jesus, Mary and Joseph. And, of course, we will pray for his wife and family and assist them in whatever way we are able.

In this Eastertide, we will also consider the work done by Mother Angelica through EWTN. She was a true defender of the Faith. She was bold and fearless in her assent for the teaching of the Church and her chastising the dissenters who were leading the flock astray.

In the spirit of joy that comes with Easter, my son-in-law and I will also ask for Mother Angelica’s intercession in our fishing excursions. Why? Consider this story from the 29 May 1961 Southern Illinoisian that read as follows:

A group of Franciscan Nuns in Ohio has gone into the fishing lure manufacturing business. All profits will go to their church. These lures will be called the St. Peter’s Fishing Lures—after the Big Fisherman. They have 16 worms, jigs, bucktails, and plugs. I’m told that each lure is sold with a built-in prayer for the user to have good fishing. I’m sure there are days when each of us can use all the help we can get.

Mother Angelica takes her rightful place now with Venerable Fulton Sheen, the first master of modern Catholic media. Because it appears that Mother had a great love for St. Peter, we will pray for her intercession on behalf of all of us at St. Peter’s.

Coming Soon: Over the next few weeks we will spend more time unraveling the social justicism that is going on behind the scenes within our Parish and in Rappahannock County. Until then, here is some recommended reading: Summarized Notes from March 13 and Does Francis Know?.

 

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