Feeding the Hungry for 25 Years

In Matthew’s scene of the Last Judgment, we hear Jesus telling a shocking story. A king separates the vast throng into two groups and first addresses those on his right (“the blessed of my Father”) noting:


Untitled-1Brother Roger Moreau, M.S. (4th from left)
with some of his volunteers
‘For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, a stranger and you welcomed me, naked and you clothed me, ill and you cared for me, in prison and you visited me.’


Then the righteous will answer him and say, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you… in prison, and visit you?’ And the king will say to them in reply, ‘Amen, I say to you, whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me’ (Matthew 25: 35-40).


This sounds fair enough. Now the king addresses those on his left (the condemned) and greets them with such direct and seemingly harsh words:


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Attleboro La Salette Lay Summit 2016

Untitled-1Something new and exciting is happening this July 14-17, 2016, at the La Salette National Shrine. Come join the fun and deepen your faith at the same time!

Purpose of Lay Summit

This Lay Summit is offered every three years so that laity can enter more deeply into the conversion process that leads to a more authentic and vibrant Christian life, guided by Mary's message of reconciliation, the Scriptures and our La Salette mission to "make her message known". All adult Catholics are invited to learn more about the message and mission of the La Salette Apparition.

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To the Editor:

Untitled-1(from left) Shrine Church as seen from Rosary Pond;
Retreat Center with its Marian Chapel
For more than 60 years, the La Salette Shrine has been a shining symbol of peace, love and joy to all who visit; an inspiration for those who travel as far away as Canada and upstate New York, and many more cities and towns across America, just to find the peace and reconciliation they feel will make their lives whole again.

Possibly a refuge and a home where they could share their pain and hurt to one of the dedicated priests. There is never a charge to go to La Salette or the "Festival of Lights." They solely depend on donations.

What would Attleboro be without the La Salette Shrine? How would Attleboro be different without the Shrine? For one thing, that walk you love to take around the Rosary Pond would be gone. The Holy Stairs that bring you much peace when you are at your lowest ebb – this, too, would be gone.


Interviewing Peter Maurin

Editor: First published in the La Salette publication, Our Lady’s Missionary in January of 1940, this article chronicles a visit which Fr. John Rohrman, M.S. had with the co-founder of the Catholic Worker Movement. Although it is fairly lengthy, I retained its entire content in this Jubilee Year of Mercy.
Untitled-1The bronze, “Depression Breadline” at the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial in Washington, DC.
A Jesuit professor of philosophy from a large mid-western university was seated in the editorial office of the Catholic Worker House of Hospitality, on Mott St., New York City, waiting to see Peter Maurin, the instigator and guiding genius of the Catholic Worker movement. He was enthused by the many accounts which he had heard and read about Peter and his social program. Peter Maurin – there was a man with ideas, but more than that, one who was putting his social philosophy into practice, and actually succeeding.

There were many ragged and poorly clad men, homeless and unemployed from the bread-line, sitting in the yard, which separates the front tenement from the one in the rear. So the priest took no particular notice when one of these men – so he thought – entered the office and sat down. He continued his eulogy of Peter, telling those present what a great man Peter was, when, after a while, someone smilingly addressed the newcomer, saying: "Peter, here is a priest who has been waiting to see you."

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Attleboro - Less than a week ago, 129 ordinary and ill-fated people went about their lives in Paris. They had plans for Friday night, Nov. 13, 2015. Some were headed to a rock concert. Some were meeting friends at cafes with the idea of sitting outdoors at sidewalk tables on an unusually warm fall night.
What their stories were, we don't know. What their hopes and dreams were, we don't know. What their troubles were, we don't know.

But, we do know how they died. Bullets shredded their lives in a sudden and savage attack by terrorists from the Islamic State group who exploded out of the dark with only one aim – to kill. And that they did, drenching the floors of a concert hall and the streets of Paris with the blood of innocents, shocking the City of Lights and the world.

At least 350 more were wounded, many severely. It was an end to the night none of the 129 could have imagined. Waves of sadness and anger swept over all civilized nations, washing into the smallest corners of countries, everywhere prompting prayers for peace, for comfort and for an end to senseless slaughter.


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