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Memorials of the Saints – 26 September

St Cosmas (Optional Memorial)
St Damian (Optional Memorial)

St Amantius of Tiphernum
St Callistratus of Constantinople
St Colman of Elo
St Cyprian of Antioch
St Eusebius of Bologna
St John of Meda
St Justina of Antioch
Bl Louis Tezza M.I. (1841-1923)
St Marie Victoire Therese Couderc
St Meugant
St Nilus the Younger
Bl Pope Paul VI (1897-1978)
About Blessed Pope Paul and his Papacy: https://anastpaul.wordpress.com/2017/09/26/saint-of-the-day-26-september-blessed-pope-paul-vi-1897-1978/

St Senator of Albano
St Vigilius of Brescia

Martyrs of Korea – 12 saints: Twelve lay people in the apostolic vicariate of Korea who were imprisoned, tortured and martyred together in the persecutions in Korea.
• Saint Agatha Chon Kyong-Hyob
• Saint Carolus Cho Shin-Ch’ol
• Saint Catharina Yi
• Saint Columba Kim Hyo-Im
• Saint Ignatius Kim Che-Jun
• Saint Iulitta Kim
• Saint Lucia Kim
• Saint Magdalena Cho
• Saint Magdalena Ho Kye-Im
• Saint Magdalena Pak Pong-Son
• Saint Perpetua Hong Kum-Ju
• Saint Sebastianus Nam I-Gwan
They were beheaded September 1839 in Seoul Prison, South Korea and Canonised on 6 May 1984 by St Pope John Paul II.

Martyred in the Spanish Civil War:
• Blessed Amalia Abad Casasempere de Maestre
• Blessed Andreu Felíu Bartomeu
• Blessed Antonio Cid Rodríguez
• Blessed Josefa Romero Clariana
• Blessed Manuel Legua Martí
• Blessed María Jord´ Botella
• Blessed Pau Castell´ Barber´
• Blessed Teresa Rosat Balasch

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Thought for the Day – 26 September – The Memorial of Blessed Louis Tezza M.I. (1841-1923)

Thought for the Day – 26 September – The Memorial of Blessed Louis Tezza M.I. (18  41-1923

Blessed Louis Tezza’s message can be readily understood in the light of the gospel. Jesus had a special concern for the sick, and furthermore he identified personally with his suffering brothers:   “I was sick and you visited me. In so far as you this to one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did it to me” (Mt.25.40)

Blessed Louis was chosen by God not only to live this charism of mercy for the sick but to spread it through the founding of the Institute of the Daughters of S. Camillus, an institute dedicated to care for human life from the moment of conception to natural death.   He showed every Christian how to act in the face of suffering – to care and alleviate and especially to value it for one’s own sanctification and the redemption of others.

Fr Louis encourages us to believe in and operate in accordance with God’s plan for each one of us.   The cornerstone of his existence was obedience to God  . He was constantly seeking the will of God and striving to carry it out in his life.   He could see God’s plan in the signs of the times, the ordinary events of life, in the decisions of his superiors and he was convinced that these had to be followed no matter what the cost in personal sacrifice.

He leaves each one of us today with this personal challenge, in the hope that we will make it our own:

“God’s invitation to become saints is for all, not just a few.
Sanctity therefore must be accessible to all.
In what does it consist? In a lot of activity? No.
In doing extraordinary things? No, this could not be for everybody and at all times.
Therefore, sanctity consists in doing good, and in doing this “good” in whatever condition and place God has placed us.
Nothing more, nothing outside of this”.

“Blessed Luigi Tezza, glorious example of a life totally dedicated to the exercise of charity and mercy towards those who suffer in body and spirit.   For them he founded the Institute of the Daughters of St Camillus, whom he taught to practice an absolute confidence in the Lord.   “The will of God! Behold my only guide”, he exclaimed, “the only goal of my desires, for which I wish to sacrifice everything”.   In his confident abandonment to the will of God, he took as his model the Blessed Virgin Mary, tenderly loved and contemplated particularly in the moment of the “fiat” and in her silent presence at the foot of the Cross.”… (St Pope John Paul at the Beatification of Blessed Louis) Vatican.va

Blessed Louis Tezza, Pray for us!bl louis tezza pray for us - no 2 - 26 sept 2018

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Quote/s of the Day – 26 September – The Memorial of Blessed Louis Tezza M.I. (1841-1923) and Blessed Pope Paul VI (1897-1978)

Quote/s of the Day – 26 September – The Memorial of Blessed Louis Tezza M.I. (1841-1923) and Blessed Pope Paul VI (1897-1978)

“God’s invitation to become saints
is for all, not just a few.
Sanctity, therefore, must be accessible to all.
In what does it consist?
In a lot of activity?   No.
In doing extraordinary things?
No, this could not be for everybody and at all times.
Therefore, sanctity consists in doing good
and in doing this “good” in whatever condition
and place God has placed us.
Nothing more, nothing outside of this”

Blessed Louis Tezza M.I. (1841-1923)god's invitation to become saints - bl louis tezza 25 sept 2018

“No matter where you are
or where you may be working,
make sure the world,
will be renewed, upon contact with you.”no matter where you are - bl pope paul VI - 26 sept 2018

“Somebody should tell us,
right at the start of our lives, that we are dying.
Then we might live life to the limit,
every minute of every day.
Do it!   I say.
Whatever you want to do, do it now!
There are only so many tomorrows.”somebody should tell us - bl pope paul vi - 26 sept 2018

“Every mother is like Moses.
She does not enter the promised land.
She prepares a world she will not see.”every mother - paul VI - 26 sept 2018

“If you want peace, work for justice.”if you want peace work for justice - paul VI - 26 sept 2018

“… The Blessed Sacrament,
which is in the tabernacle,
is the living heart
of each of our churches.”the blessed sacrament - bl pope paul VI - no 2 - 26 sept 2018

“Christ is truly the Emmanuel,
that is, God with us, day and night,
He is in our midst.
He dwells with us full of grace and truth.
He restores morality, nourishes virtue,
consoles the afflicted, strengthens the weak.”christ-is-truly-emmanuel-bl-pope-paul-vi-14-nov-2017-reasons-to-come-to-adoration

“Every theological explanation…
must firmly maintain that in objective reality,
independently of our mind,
the bread and wine have ceased to exist after the consecration,
so that the adorable body and blood of the Lord Jesus
from that moment on,
are really before us.
under the sacramental species of bread and wine”.

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“This motherhood of Mary in the order of grace,
continues uninterruptedly, from the consent,
which she loyally gave, at the Annunciation
and which she sustained, without wavering beneath the Cross,
until the eternal fulfilment of all the elect.

Taken up to heaven, she did not lay aside this saving office
but by her manifold intercession, continues to bring us
the gifts of eternal salvation. By her maternal charity,
she cares for the brethren of her Son,
who still journey on earth, surrounded by dangers and difficulties,
until they are led into their blessed home.

Therefore the Blessed Virgin is invoked in the Church
under the titles of Advocate, Helper, Benefactress and Mediatrix.
This, however, is so understood,
that it neither takes away anything from,
nor adds anything to,
the dignity and efficacy of Christ the one Mediator.”

Lumen Gentium, 62

Blessed Pope Paul VI (1897-1978)lumen gentium 62 - bl pope paul VI - 24 may 2018

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One Minute Reflection – 26 September – The Memorial of Blessed Louis Tezza M.I. (1841-1923) and Blessed Pope Paul VI (1897-1978)

One Minute Reflection – 26 September – The Memorial of Blessed Louis Tezza M.I. (1841-1923) and Blessed Pope Paul VI (1897-1978)

…and he sent them out to preach the kingdom of God and to heal....Luke 9:2

REFLECTION – “This is the mission of the Church, inseparably united to her Lord.   Indeed it is Baptism that makes us missionaries.   A baptised person who does not feel the need to proclaim the Gospel, to proclaim Jesus, is not a good Christian.”…Pope Francis – Angelus, 15 July 2018.and he sent them out to preach luke 9 2 - this is the mission of the Church - pope francis - 26 sept 2018

PRAYER – O God of love, You sent Your beloved Son to the world to proclaim the Good News of Salvation, to heal every illness and to cure all infirmity of body and soul.   Help us to continue the mission of the merciful Christ in the service towards our neighbour, preaching the Gospel and offering our help in whatever way we can.   May the example of charity of Blessed Louis Tezza and Blessed Pope Paul VI, teach us how to love and serve You especially in those who suffer.   Through their intercession,grant us the grace to go forth in love.   We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord, with the Holy Spirit, one God forever, amen.bl louis tezza pray for us - 26 sept 2018blessed-pope-paul-vi-pray-for-us-26 sept 2017-2

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Our Morning Offering – 26 September – The Memorial of Blessed Pope Paul VI (1897-1978) and Blessed Louis Tezza M.I. (1841-1923)

Our Morning Offering – 26 September – The Memorial of Blessed Pope Paul VI (1897-1978) and Blessed Louis Tezza M.I. (1841-1923)

Make Us Worthy, Lord
By Blessed Pope Paul VI

Make us worthy, Lord,
to serve our fellow-men
throughout the world
who live and die
in poverty and hunger.
Give them through our hands,
this day, their daily bread,
and by our understanding love,
give peace and joy.
Amenmake us worthy lord - 26 september 2018 - bl popepaul VI

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Saint of the Day – 26 September – Blessed Louis Tezza M.I. (1841-1923) the “Apostle of Lima”

Saint of the Day – 26 September – Blessed Louis Tezza M.I. (1841-1923) the “Apostle of Lima”.   Blessed Louis was an Italian priest, a professed member of the Camillians and Founder of the Daughters of St Camillus de Lellis M.I. (1550-1614), Apostle of Charity, Spiritual Director, Counsellor, Administrator, Teacher, Reformer, Advisor and is known as the Apostle of Lima.   He was ordained in 1864 and went on to serve the sick and the poor in Peru.   Tezza’s new religious congregation was established with the sole aim of sick relief who followed the Rule of the Camillian order as a branch of it.   Patronage – Daughters of St Camillus.   He was Beatified on 4 November 2001 by St Pope John Paul II.bl louis tezza 2

Birth and youth
Fr Louis Tezza was born in Conegliano (TV) on 1st November 1841, the only son of Augustine Tezza and Cathetine Nedwiedt.   His father, who was a medical doctor, died when Louis was nine and his mother decided to move to Padova, where Louis continued his studies.   At the age of fifteen he entered the Camillian Order (Ministers of the Sick of St Camillus de Lellis).   Having entrusted her son to the Camillian noviciate and being certain of the authenticity of his vocation, she herself entered the convent of the Visitation where she was renowned as an exceptional woman and religious sister.

After his ordination Louis was entrusted with the formation of the young religious.   Four years later he was presented with an opportunity of fulfilling a long standing desire by becoming a missionary to Africa but obedience decreed that he obey his legitimate superiors who were not in favour of the venture.   Instead of Africa, he was transferred to Rome as novice master.

In 1871 Fr Louis was sent to the new foundation in France as novice master, where he would later become the first provincial.   Through his dedication and zeal he succeeded in establishing the common life within the community, while at the same time setting up specific Camillian social facilities in the local areas for the spiritual and corporal benefit of the sick.   With the suppression of the religious institutes in 1880 he was expelled from France, as he was seen as a foreigner.   However, he secretly returned and managed to unite the religious who were scattered here and there throughout the country.   Thus he not alone resisted the suppression but he was responsible for laying the foundations for the development that would later follow.

He was elected Procurator and Vicar General of the Camillians in 1891 and on his return to Rome he providentially met Josephine Vannini (beatified on 16 October 1994).   He had for some time cherished in his heart the desire to establish a group of consecrated women who would serve the sick in accordance with the spirit and charism of St Camillus de Lellis.   Thus on the 2 February 1892, the Congregation of the Daughters of St Camillus was born, enriching the Camillian charism with the feminine characteristics of tenderness, hospitality, intuition and attentive listening.   These were the very gifts which Camillus sought in his religious when they assisted the sick.  The Institute was approved by the Holy See in 1931 and has experienced a rapid growth and expansion.bl louis terzza

The Apostle of Lima
Just when it appeared that Fr Louis’ activity was drawing to a close, another very important chapter was about to be written.   At the age of 59 he was sent to Peru as Official Visitor, with the brief of reforming the Camillian community of Lima, which for over a century had been separated from the Order and now risked being suppressed. This task was seen as involving a short stay in Lima but when the time to return to Rome came both the Archbishop and the Apostolic Nuncio considered his presence indispensable, defining him as “as a man inspired by God and providential for Lima”.   He accepted their request, sanctioned by his superiors, as the will of God and entrusted all to Providence.   Thus he remained in Lima for 23 years, until his death.

During this time he was to enrich his surroundings with his great charity and love of God, expressed through the exercise of an intense apostolic activity.   Besides his work in re-establishing the regular life in the religious communities, he dedicated himself to the needs of the sick, especially those who were poor, in their homes, in the hospitals and in the prisons.   He was confessor and spiritual director to the archdiocesan seminary and various religious Congregations.   He was sought as a counsellor both in the Nunciature and in Archbishop’s House.   He successfully helped another founder, the servant of God Teresa Candamo, overcome her initial difficulties with her new Institute.

His discreet work and intelligent and deep love, coupled with his loving and authoritative character, led to his being regarded as the “saint of Lima”.    Here F. Louis died on 23 September 1923.    An unknown visitor carved the words “Apostle of Lima” on his tomb.

He was described by the Cardinal Lauri as “the holiest priest in the diocese of Lima”  and on his death the faithful distributed a remembrance card which highlights the main traits of his sanctity:

  “he was sought after as a father and venerated as a saint – he is no longer with us but he continues to teach us from the tomb;  his presence and comportment was angelic;  his word was that that of a minister of the gospel;  his heart a repository of noble affection;  his mission was always salvific.   

He passed among us as a heavenly vision, ever good and humble, always charitable.   Faith was the basis of all his work while goodness enveloped him like a mantle and tiara”

His mortal remains are to be found in the Generalate of the Daughters of St Camillus on the Via Anagnina in Grottaferrata (Rome)….Vatican.vabl louis tezza - lgCamillians! Preach the Gospel, heal the Sick