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Jesus Says “Tell Others of Me”


Seven of our pilgramage group on a street of the Old City. For four of these it was their first trip to the Holy City.

Jesus of Nazareth urges us, His followers, to give witness of His Presence in our lives and in the world about us.  At once, we hear protests coming from our lips. . . “I have no gifts to offer. . . I’m just an ordinary person. . . I’m in no position of authority. . . . “

Consider the story of Mother Angelica of TV fame.  Born in 1923, into a broken family, the only child, in Canton, Ohio, Rita Rizzo experienced poverty, poor health (still with her), with only an ordinary High School education.  At the age of 21, with a new-found faith in God, she entered the Franciscan Order of the Blessed Sacrament.  Due to her poor health and lively temperament she struggled in religious life.

At the age of 59, as Abbess of her Convent in Birmingham, Alabama, she founded a new TV station, EWTN, with 24/7 religious programming throughout the USA, truly a modern-day miracle.  The station is no celebrating a 25th anniversary.  Mother Angelica also set up a Global Radio Station, broadcasting to all corners of the earth.

No one could ever have thought that poor, little Rita Rizzo could have done all these marvels.  In our own little crusade, start out with confidence to make Christ better known in the world about us.  Listen to the words of Michael Ramsey, former Archbishop of Canterbury of the Anglican faith…..”Amidst a vast world of vast empires, the Lord devoted Himself to a small country, to small things, and to individual men and women, often giving hours to the few, or the one man or woman.  For the infinite world of the one person is the key to the Christian understanding of the many.  We will never be closer to Christ than in caring for the one man, the one woman, the one child . . . . “

Our personal example, coming from our love of Christ, often has more power to bring others to the Lord, than many words.  Our kindness, gentleness, our humility, our loving ways will make others think: what makes that person live life that way?  Be a Rita Rizzo in our own sweet way.

Fr. George Mc Kenna

September 17, 2011 - Posted by | Bulletins

4 Comments »

  1. Hi Father George! I often will listen to Sacred Heart Radio (a division of EWTN), especially when driving – sometimes the meaning is so deep and great – it has truly increased my faith. I think, that for many, their faith is weak or non-existent, but it is because they don’t really work at it… when I was not religious, I never gave faith or religion much thought – but slowly it grew back in me and now I have a true and deep faith. So, just like in all matters of faith, to truly see results, one has to work at it, not just hope that it happens by osmosis! Your loving friend, Nancy

    Comment by Nancy Westvang | September 19, 2011 | Reply

  2. Good Morning Dearest Fr. George . . . Just catching up with your blog this morning . . . beautiful as ever!
    Sorry to be out of touch . . . had some minor surgery and had to be off my feet for about a week . . . all is well now and i am busy catching up with things. . . Hope to see you on Saturday . . .
    Have a most blessed Thanksgiving!
    Mary Lou Lux Wingert

    “I have never stopped giving thanks for you.” Ephesians 1:16

    Comment by Mary Lou Wingert | November 22, 2011 | Reply

  3. HAPPY THANKSGIVING FR.MY SISTER MARY LOU TAUGHT ME HOW TO DO THIS,MORE LATER.GEORGE LUX

    Comment by GEORGE LUX | November 22, 2011 | Reply

  4. GOOD MORNING FR.LAST WEEK FR. MASS LOST HIS BROTHER IN LAW FROM WISCONSIN.HE WAS 67 HE WAS OUT HUNTING IN SOUTH CAROLINA & DROPED DEAD.HE WAS A COMMERCIAL PILOT FOR AIRLINES.AT THE CEMETERY 5 PLANES FLEW OVER HIS GRAVE IN HIS HONOR.THE FUNERAL DIRECTOR HAD TEARS IN HIS EYES..WE NOW HAVE 4 PRIESTS AT INCARNATION.ONE YOUNG ONE POLAND BORN.FR.ARAK.WE ALL HAVE FOND MEMORIES OF YOU AT INCARNATION. GEORGE LUX

    Comment by GEORGE LUX | November 23, 2011 | Reply


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