Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Happy Birthday Venerable Fulton Sheen 5/8/1895

Happy Birthday VENERABLE SERVANT OF GOD ARCHBISHOP FULTON SHEEN! In honor of Archbishop Sheen’s birthday today, May 8th, EWTN will be showing the movie about his life at 1PM EST (2PM CDT). Please encourage your friends to watch this great movie.

I have always enjoyed the wit and wisdom of Venerable Sheen and I must say I have inserted this quote by Sheen in a few birthday cards as Sheen truly appreciated a good joke.

“The best definition of an adult that was ever given is that an adult is one who has stopped growing at both ends and has begun to grow in the middle.” Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen

Sheen started all his shows with a little humor, mostly at his own expense. Sheen was so humble he could always laugh at himself. As we wish Sheen a happy birthday and pray for his Canonization, it is good to remember that part of our mission is to bring people closer to Christ through Venerable Fulton Sheen. As the great Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord is almost upon us I thought it would be a good time to share with you a reflection Sheen wrote for the Ascension while praying the rosary. Thank you for all your prayers for the Cause and may you have a blessed Solemnity.


Msgr. Stanley Deptula
Executive Director

“The Ascension of Christ is the assurance of our own ascension into heaven after the Last Judgment. Not yet ascended in body, we nevertheless enjoy the ascension of our minds in union with Him. We find our true home in heaven. It is to heaven that we look expectantly for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ to save us; He will form this humbled body of ours anew, modeling it into the image of His glorified body, so effective is His power to make all things obey Him. O heavenly Magnet, in each communion draw our body and blood to Thy own, that already following Thee in heart, we may later ascend with Thee in the flesh!” +Venerable Archbishop Fulton Sheen