Thursday, September 2, 2010

Happy Mass of the Holy Spirit today! And...

Mass of the Holy Spirit: Today, 12:10pm at St. Thomas More Chapel!
Bishop Quinn presiding....

It's also a significant Lasallian day: lightly adapted from Br. Larry Humphries' (our VP for Mission) email:

September 2 is the feast day in the Lasallian world of our Brother martyrs of the French Revolution. These include Blessed Brother Solomon, who was killed on September 2, 1792. On this day we also honor our Brothers (Blessed Brother Roger, Blessed Brother Uldaric, Blessed Brother Léon) who died as prisoners in the "hulk" ships two or three years later.

As the Winona campus celebrates College Convocation Day with the Mass of the Holy Spirit, and the SGPP prepares for the beginning of the fall semester next week, I invite you to also remember with prayerful gratitude the ultimate sacrifice of these Christian Brother martyrs.

"You have to teach the truths of faith to your students . . . To this work you should devote yourself wholeheartedly, and even sacrifice your life if necessary in order to accomplish it properly." (St. John Baptist de La Salle, Meditation 135.2)

Blessed Brothers Solomon, Roger, Uldaric, and Léon ~ Pray for us!
Live Jesus in our hearts ~ Forever!
~Brother Larry

p.s. Sept 9th--6-8pm--save the date! More soon!