Thursday, July 4, 2013

Approach the Table often !

Better is one day in your courts than a thousand elsewhere ...
Psalm 84:10a

 When Pier Giorgio Frassati  was only 22 years old
he wrote in a letter to the Catholic Action group to...

"...approach the Eucharist Table as often as possible.
When you become totally consumed with the
Eucharistic Fire you will be able to taste that happiness 
which people of the world have never tasted."

Bl. Pier Giorgio Frassati
Italy ~ 1901-1925
"Man of the Eight Beatitudes"
Patron of World Youth Days
Motto:  Verso l'alto - "To the heights!"
FEAST DAY – July 4

 To this day, Frassati´s body remains incorrupt: "When they opened
Pier Giorgio´s tomb in 1981, his body was perfectly preserved,"
recalled one witness. "He had a smile on his face and a rosary in his hands.
It was like meeting him for the first time."
 Bl Pier Giorgio Frassati, pray for us!

4th of July: Blessed Independence Day:
Let freedom ring !


Today we make again our own
The hope which Christ, our life, has sown:
In fertile fields and streets of stone,
Let freedom ring!
Where Justice works amid the weed
Of rampart want and choking greed,
To loose the voice of human need,
Let freedom ring!
Where Mercy's fingers, slashed and torn,
Untangle love from twisted thorn
Of anger, disbelief and scorn,
Let freedom ring!
Where hearts imprisoned toil and weep,
Our founders' dreams still trouble sleep
With harvests we have yet to reap:
Let freedom ring!
In Christ, we tend what God has planned,
With justice, mercy, truth in hand
Till joy sings out through all the land:
Let freedom ring!

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