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Quote of the day
You must not fear to use strong means to remedy this evil.St. Eugene de Mazenod
Reflection of the day
We can turn to God and simply ask for help when we are struggling with our own personal temptations. This can be difficult because it asks us to be honest with our ourselves and humble as we approach God.
The temptation of Jesus in the desert reminds us that we are not alone when we face our own personal struggles during Lent. Can we invite God into our lives when we are being tempted, so that like Jesus, filled with the Holy Spirit we too will be strengthened to follow the path of discipleship and holiness?
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Father Fourmond, Wake Up!
Father Vital Fourmond was born in Aron, France, on March 17, 1828. He was first ordained a diocesan priest, and exercised his ministry, for fifteen years, as curate and pastor in Mans. In 1869, at the age of 40, he realized a dream he had fostered for a long time: to go as an Oblate missionary and help his co-parishioner, Bishop Vital Grandin, in western Canada. After a year of novitiate at Saint-Albert, he was granted responsibility for the Amerindians and those of mixed parentage in various missions. In the rebellion of 1885, which ended tragically with the hanging of Louis Riel, he was imprisoned at Batoche. While he was at Saint-Laurent, in Manitoba, with Brother Jean-Pierre Piquet, he erected a pilgrim shrine dedicated to the Virgin Mary. He died at Saint-Boniface on February 24, 1892. (more…)