Alzheimer’s Services of the Capital Area
With primary offices in Baton Rouge, Alzheimer’s Services of the Capital Area is “the only nonprofit organization providing support and education in ten South Louisiana parishes, serving over 15,000 people who suffer from the disease.” Among the services they provide are support services for the memory-impaired, a searchable resource library, a telephone help line, social activities for both patients and their families, and Charlie’s Place Respite Center. For additional information concerning this 2016 Works of Mercy Trust recipient, please visit their helpful website: www.alzbr.org
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Blame and Responsibility
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Only four women are specifically listed in the genealogy of Jesus found in the first chapter of the Gospel of St. Matthew. One, the mother of Solomon, is not even mentioned by name—referred to simply as the “wife of Uriah.” Those familiar with the story know the name Bathsheba, the young woman whose husband Uriah was an officer in King David’s army. With his soldiers at war, David remained behind and witnessed Bathsheba bathing on a nearby rooftop. ...read more
CATHOLIC SAINTS ON STEWARDSHIP
From St. Robert Cardinal Bellarmine, Doctor of the Church:
“The school of Christ is the school of charity. On the last day, when the general examination takes place, there will be no question at all on the text of Aristotle, the aphorisms of Hippocrates, or the paragraphs of Justin. Charity will be the whole syllabus.”
LOCAL DIOCESAN NEWS
STEWARDSHIP IN THE DIOCESE
This past month, the Bishop Stanley Joseph Ott Works of Mercy Trust listed its annual grant beneficiaries for 2016, and Bishop Robert Muench met the recipients to congratulate them and issue their grant awards. The six deserving area nonprofit organizations recognized this year include the following: Alzheimer’s Services of the Capital Area, Baton Rouge Youth Coalition, Capital Area Alliance for the Homeless, HOPE Ministries, Livingston Youth and Family Counseling, and Pat’s Coats for Kids.
STEWARDSHIP IN SCRIPTURE
“My soul, be at rest in God alone, from whom comes my hope. God alone is my rock and my salvation, my fortress; I shall not fall. My deliverance and honor are with God, my strong rock; my refuge is with God. Trust God at all times, my people! Pour out your hearts to God our refuge!”
(Psalm 62:6-9; New American Bible, Revised Edition)
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QUOTES FROM THE SAINTS
“Our sins are nothing but a grain of sand alongside the great mountain of the mercy of God.”
St. Jean Vianney
“Even a little child can scatter flowers, to scent the throne room with their fragrance; even a little child can sing, in a shrill treble, the great canticle of Love. That shall be my life: to scatter flowers—to miss no single opportunity of making some small sacrifice, here by a smiling look, there by a kindly word, always doing the tiniest things right, and doing it for Love.”
St. Therese of Lisieux
“Whenever you see truth, you seek God, whether or not you know it.”
St. Edith Stein
“Your weaknesses and deficiencies ought to make you humble, but you should also throw all of them into the fire of the love of God, where they will be devoured and consumed like a straw mattress thrown into a great furnace.”
St. Paul of the Cross
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