Monday, May 27, 2013

Memorial Day - The Military

"With the fighting forces no group equally large is so revered. It is their high calling to the defense of justice and freedom that makes them loved. It was a soldier who first uttered the words recalled by the Church at Communion: 'Lord I am not worthy to have Thee come under my roof but only say the word, and my servant will be healed.' (Matt 8:8)" Venerable Archbishop Fulton Sheen (Wartime Prayer Book)

Dear Friends of Sheen,

Today as we proudly pray for all those men and women who sacrifice themselves to keep us safe and free, you may already know that Venerable Fulton Sheen had a great love for our military. He wrote a book called “The Armor of God” which is now published under the title of “Wartime Prayer Book”. Since the beginning of the Archbishop Sheen Foundation we have had an ongoing project to get these books in the hands of our soldiers. We have sent over 200,000 of these books over-seas to our men and women serving in the military. In fact we just sent another 2500 of these books out a couple of months ago. If you would like to help support this endeavor please know that it will always be an ongoing project of ours to support the military in this way. You may donate on-line through our website:
Or if you wish to donate by check just include a note that you wish to donate towards the Wartime Prayer Book campaign and mail it to us at:

Archbishop Sheen Foundation
419 NE Madison Ave.
Peoria, IL 61603

May Almighty God protect our military as we hold them in prayer!

Sincerely yours in Christ,

Msgr. Stanley Deptula,
Executive Director

"There are certain things in life which are too beautiful to be forgotten, such as the love of a mother. Hence we treasure her picture. The love of soldiers who sacrificed themselves for their country is likewise too beautiful to be forgotten, hence we revere their memory on Memorial Day. But the greatest blessing which ever came to this earth was the visitation of the Son of God in the form and habit of man. His life, above all lives, is too beautiful to be forgotten, hence we treasure the divinity of His Words in Sacred Scripture, and the charity of His Deeds in our daily actions." Venerable Archbishop Fulton Sheen (Calvary and the Mass)