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Ordinary Human Beings

Reflect

It makes sense that following in their master’s footsteps, the saints must be ordinary as well. The first bishop of Philadelphia, St. John Neumann, once arrived at a rural parish in a manure wagon joking, “Have you ever seen such an entourage for a bishop?”


Pray

Help us appreciate the ordinary day, dear God.
No calamities, no great surprises, reminding us
your steady care is enough.
Amen


Act

Neumann arrived as an immigrant from Bohemia with only $1 and a scruffy suit. In his honor today, donate to an organization like Catholic Charities that helps recently arrived refugees.


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