Lincoln’s Log 6-27-2021

St. Thomas More

Whoever loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me, and whoever loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me; … Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.
Mt. 10:37, 39

I die the king’s good servant, but God’s first.
St. Thomas More

On June 22, we celebrated the feast of St. Thomas More (1477-1535), the patron of our parish. The church recognizes him as a witness who gave up his life in testimony to the unity of the Church and to the indissolubility of marriage. He was born in London and was Chancellor of King Henry VIII. As a family man, public servant, and writer, he displayed a rare combination of human warmth, Christian wisdom, and a sense of humor. Here are some quotes from the pen of this great writer and saint:

“You must not abandon the ship in a storm because you cannot control the winds….What you cannot turn to good, you must at least make as little bad as you can.”

“What does it avail to know that there is a God, which you not only believe by Faith, but also know by reason: what does it avail that you know Him if you think little of Him?”

“We cannot go to heaven in feather beds.”

“As Boethius says: For one man to be proud that he has rule over other men is much like one mouse being proud to have rule over other mice in a barn.”

“And, therefore, my own good daughter, do not let your mind be troubled over anything that shall happen to me in this world. Nothing can come but what God wills. And I am very sure that whatever that be, however bad it may seem, it shall indeed be the best.”

St. Thomas More was executed as a witness to the faith at Tower Hill, July 6, 1535. May the words and witness of this Holy Martyr and our patron be an inspiration for us all.

Peace,

Dcn. Lincoln

Parish Pastoral Leader

 

The axis of mercy supporting the world turns on these hinges or poles, that through the Mother we have access to the Son and through the Son to the Father, so that being thus led we should have no fear that our reconciliation would be rejected.

St. Albert the Great

Quote of the Week

Tomorrow, on the 100th anniversary of Mary’s first appearance at Fatima, Pope Francis will canonize Jacinta and Francisco Marto, two of the three shepherd children who witnessed the Marian apparitions.

Source: This is the miracle that led to the Fatima children’s canonization :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)

This is the miracle that led to the Fatima children’s canonization :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)

Saint Andre Bessette

 

Saint Andre is a relative to some of the folks in the parishes I serve:

Perched above Montreal in Canada, Saint Joseph’s Oratory stands proudly over the horizon. It is a monolith, but a beautiful one, with its famous green copper dome serving as a landmark of the French-Canadian city. It is a church, noticeably so in architecture, and an icon of New World faith and persistence. This isn’t because…

via Saint Andre Bessette: The miracle man of Montreal — Aleteia.org – Worldwide Catholic Network Sharing Faith Resources for those seeking Truth – Aleteia.org