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1994 The Message -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana 9 J !i i! ; ! ii !%: ?L ii ge4 that they are and much needed in gives me great o be a part of the ac- people of Day, thanks Work of the people in Vincennes Bicknell Sandborn , Patoka F.D.I.C. Washington, was no exception. It was a great success and I thought it was important to ac- knowledge all those who worked so hard to keep youth activity functioning! Becky Epperson, DRE Sts. Peter and Paul Haubstadt Youth Day: A smashing success To the editor: Thanks to the crew of people of Buyi or Sell.g? For ACH v JACK MALANEY  Your Real  Needs POtessiona/ 'on Dollar Producer Consuhatlons Otee 76 Home i " Ready To Serve You! who made Youth Day happen on Feb. 20, 1994. Particularly important to the process were Antoinette Harris, Becky Ep- person, Suzanne Webb and Mark Hall, who volunteered their time and energy. To- gether with Father Ed Schnur, they worked on a project that was a smashing success As our diocese awaits the hiring of a new diocesan direc- tor of youth ministry, it is en- couraging to see the dedication and spirit of the adults in the diocese who continue helping the youth of the diocese come to a deeper realization of Christ in their lives. Once again, thanks for mak- ing Youth Day HAPPEN! Father Joe Kirsch Evansville Applauding Mother Teresa To the editor: tt seemed a certainty that God had a definite purpose for granting an extended life to Mother Teresa after the seri- ous illnesses in her late years. Pray for Vocations Four ZIEMER'SHEARS Convenient Locations EAST CHAPEL, 800 S. HEBRON AVE. Don't think for a moment monks are only found in history books. i COME & SEE ... Ho Benedictine monastic life is lived at Saint Meinrad. COME & SEE ... how work, prayer, time for oneself, and time with others fit together. COME & SEE ... hotv God has called so many different kinds of men to live as monks. MIGHT YOU BE ONE OF THEM? Come and see. "Come & See" Week at Saint Meinrad Archabbey May 29- June 5, 1994 If You are a Roman Catholic Unmarried, and thinking Upon the Rule of St. the ages of 20 and 30, prayer and work based a week with us. I I For more information and an application, write or call: Fr. Kurt Stasiak, OSB, or Br. Maurus ZoeUer, OSB Saint Meinrad Archabbey, St. Meinrad, IN 47577-1010, 812-357-6302 Then when I learned of her ad- dress to a group in Washing- ton, D.C., I could really under- stand a possible reason. To me, she is a rare, brave woman and I continue to champion her work. I do not stand alone in this respect for her. Her fans are many. Teresa of Calcutta speaking to an audience of 3,000 is im- pressive, to be sure. I'm not, however, speaking of just an ordinary audience. As I try to envision her on the dais before 3,000 bureaucrats in Washing- ton, I have to admit I feel a lit- tle smile spread across my face. I am amused. Imagine this frail and aged little nun, soft-spoken as she is, standing before such a large, important group The top officials and congressional leaders were among them. When this Nobel Peace Prize winner, of such great stature, in spite of her physical frailty, spoke at a National Prayer Breakfast on Feb. 3, she ex- pressed herself forthrightly on her views; the views on Ameri- can and the serious ills we suf- fer. As she blamed the ever-in- creasing amount of crime on selfishness and the effect that abortion has on society, she ex- plained that accepting this practice encourages people to use any means of violence to get what they want. Selfish- ness has replaced love for her child, in a mother's heart. Not a good example, coming from the mothers of this great na- tion. ...... She was dynamic, yet hum- ble. It is reported that e to:' ceived a standing ovation, yet did not raise her voice at any time to make any kind of show or to emphasize. It is also re- ported that while she received a standing ovation, neither the Clintons nor the Gores ap- plauded. The President did, however, acknowledge that she was beyond criticism because of her life which has been spent in the service of others. Aside from the years of dedi- cated care she and her commu- nity have given to the aged, sick and dying, she has placed more than 3,000 children for adoption, from her Calcutta headquarters alone. Her exam- ple of love and caring is a far cry from the selfish and crimi- nal behavior that prevails in today's world. Again, I applaud Mother Teresa. I feel sure I am joined by a vast throng who see her earthly deeds as the kind to warrant sainthood in heaven. We are grateful for her ex- tended life and must unite our prayers, at least, for her each day as she struggles tirelessly for so many. Cleo M. Zirkelbaeh Evansville  Peoples Trust Company SOUTH MAIN STREET P,O. BOX 191 LtNTON INDIANA 4744  I .......... j