OF THE HOLY FATHER
Care for the suffering
That, rejecting the culture of indifference, we may care for our neighbors who suffer, especially the sick and the poor.
- Evangelization: Openess to mission
That Mary's intercession may help Christians in secularized cultures be ready to proclaim Jesus.
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SAINT OF THE DAY
St. Augustine of Canterbury
St. Austin, also called Augustine of Canterbury (d. 604), was prior of a monastery in Rome before being called by Pope Gregory the Great to be a missionary to the British Isles in the Holy Father's desire to evangelize the island. Previous missionaries had been unsuccessful. Augustine set out on a new quest at the head of 40 other monks in 596. When they made it to France, they became aware of stories of the ferocity of the Anglo-Saxons; Augustine, in fear, returned to Rome and asked the Pope to release him from the mission. Pope Gregory encouraged him in his task and sent him back. When the monks landed in Kent, they were treated kindly and the King of Kent himself was baptized and set up a home for St. Augustine in Canterbury. There Augustine established a church and monastery as the center of his apostolic mission. Although his labor among the pagans was slow and hard, his work bore much fruit and England eventually became a Christian nation. On the Pope's advice Augustine let the pagan festivals be "baptized" into Christian feasts, to purify and enlighten rather than destroy the local customs of the people. Augustine was the first archbishop of Canterbury, England, and is the "Apostle of England." His feast day is May 27.
VALENTINE DINNER DANCE FUNDRAISER
The event was sold out and everyone had a good time.
Thank you to Bill Dixon, who not only entertained us before dinner with Hawaiian music and song but also took pictures.
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