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Section: FIRE Committee's Embers

June Newsletter

The artwork the FIRE committee chose for this month is the miraculous image of Our Lady of Perpetual Help (June 27), which is a copy of the original painting by St. Luke. She is the patroness of Haiti and you can read more about the meaning of this image from an Alberta parish named after… Read More

May Newsletter

    The Church dedicates the month of May to Our Blessed Mother and we have selected the theme, God’s Transforming Grace, for this month. It is often through the intercession of Our Lady that we come to her Son, Jesus Christ, especially through daily recitation of the Rosary, which she requested as Our Lady… Read More

April Newsletter

  Happy Octave of Easter! As we celebrate the Resurrection of Our Lord, we propose The Face of Mercy as the theme for April. Converts celebrate the anniversary of entering into full communion with the Church every Easter. Many people think once Easter is done, it’s over, but we Catholics celebrate for the eight days… Read More

Ember’s March Newsletter

As we proceed through our Lenten observances, we offer the theme, Recognizing the Image of God in Suffering for this month’s EMBERS. Hopefully, we are keeping our Lenten sacrifices as they are so much needed in these troubled times. The unimaginable agony and death experienced by the Son of God as expiation for our sins are made very real… Read More

Embers February Newsletter

The FIRE committee suggests the theme Courage to Recognize the Image of God for this month. As physicians and health care professionals, we may bring our preconceived notions and biases about patients to the bedside, often as a diagnosis such as “gunshot wound to the abdomen” or “single mother” or “cocaine addict” or “illegal immigrant”…. Read More

Embers January Newsletter

The Church dedicates the month of January to the Most Holy Name of Jesus (Jan. 3). From the Ordo, “Through the efforts of St. Bernadine of Siena (20 May), devotion to the Holy Name of Jesus ( “Yahweh is salvation”) was promoted through the inscription of the monogram of the Holy Name, IHS (an abbreviation of the Greek name… Read More

Embers December Newsletter

    With no room in the inn, St. Joseph found a secluded spot in Bethlehem, away from curious eyes, for the Blessed Mother to give birth to the Messiah in a stable used by animals. Christ’s divinity was first revealed by angels to humble, poor shepherds and their families. We suggest meditating on the… Read More

Embers November Newsletter

  The FIRE committee offers Courageous and Compassionate Saints as our theme for November. We celebrated All Saints Day (Nov. 1) and All Souls Day (Nov. 2) this week and we would like to remind you that there is a plenary indulgence, under the usual conditions, for visiting a cemetery and praying for the dead… Read More

Embers October Newsletter

What a wonderful 92nd Annual Educational Conference in Phoenix! Thank you, Dr. Tim Millea, his committee and CMA staff for putting together such a wonderful group of speakers and events. In keeping with the theme of the conference, our theme for this month is Fortitude, or the stable disposition to do the right thing in… Read More

Embers September Newsletter

  Our Annual Educational Conference officially begins September 7 and the FIRE Committee looks forward to seeing many of our CMA members in Phoenix. Even if you are unable to attend, please keep the meeting in your prayers. The theme we propose for this month is the theme of the conference – Be Not Afraid:… Read More