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    From rich@1:15/0 to All on Sat Aug 26 10:14:43 2017
    From: rich <richarra@gmail.com>

    August 27th =E2=80=93 St. Caesarius of Arles, Bishop, Confessor

    Caesarius of Arles was the first bishop in western Europe to receive
    the pallium from a pope. He was born at Ch=C3=A2lons, Burgundy, France
    (then Gaul), in 470 or 471, of a French-Roman family. He entered the
    monastery of L=C3=A9rins in his youth but ill health forced him to leave
    the community soon after. His uncle, =C3=86onus, bishop of Arles, took him
    into his monastery and ordained him deacon and priest. When =C3=86onus died
    in 502 or 503, Caesarius was unanimously chosen to succeed him. In
    505, King Alaric II of the Visigoths accused Caesarius of treason. He
    had come to believe that Caesarius intended to deliver Arles to the Burgundians, and without putting him on trial had him exiled to
    Bordeaux. He soon relented and allowed C=C3=A6sarius to return to Arles.

    In 506, Caesarius called the Council of Agde and promulgated the
    famous adaptation of the Roman Law known as the =E2=80=9CBreviarium Alarici= ,=E2=80=9D
    which eventually became the civil code of Gaul. Following a siege in
    508, the Ostrogoths occupied Arles and King Theodoric, son of Alaric, suspecting Caesarius of having plotted with the besieging Franks and Burgundians, had him deported again. Caesarius was still in exile in
    513 when Theodoric summoned him to Ravenna and pardoned him. Caesarius
    then went to Rome where Pope St. Symmachus (r. 498=E2=80=93514) gave him th=
    e
    pallium, confirmed him as metropolitan, and (in 514) personally
    renewed his appointment as vicar of the Apostolic See in Gaul.
    Caesarius used his office to update and strengthen various aspects of
    church doctrine. In 529 he presided over the Second Council of Orange,
    the confirmation of whose decrees by Pope Boniface II (r. 530=E2=80=93532) =
    in
    531 made them authoritative in the Universal Church.

    Caesarius brought the Divine Office into local parishes and introduced
    monastic reforms, placing his sister St. Caesaria as abbess of a
    convent he founded. He was known as a great preacher, with a strong
    mystic bent. In the many sermons that have come down to us he
    inveighed at length against the main vices of his day=E2=80=94 adultery and concubinage, drunkenness, neglect of the mass, love of landed wealth,
    and the numerous pagan practices still in vogue. When the Franks
    captured Arles in 536, Caesarius was once more forced to flee.
    However, he was later able to return to his see, and died there on
    August 27, 543. His name was entered in the Roman Martyrology. Today,
    he is venerated especially in Arles. In art, Caesarius is depicted as
    a bishop led by people with candles.


    Bible Quote:
    God Accuses Israel
    4 Hear the word of the Lord, O people of Israel;
    for the Lord has a controversy with the inhabitants of the land.
    There is no faithfulness or kindness,
    and no knowledge of God in the land; [Hosea 4:1] RSVCE

    Saint Quote:
    How can a man say he believes in Christ if he doesn't do what Christ
    commanded him to do?
    --St. Cyprian of Carthage


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    Chaplet of the Adorable Sacrament
    Begin with an Our Father, Hail Mary and Glory Be for the intentions of
    the Holy Father.

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    "Lord Jesus, I offer You my sorrow for the many sacrileges committed
    against You and the indifference shown You in the Holy Sacrament of
    the Altar."

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    Blessed Sacrament." At the end of the rosary conclude with this
    prayer:

    "Holy Mother Mary, please present this prayer to your son, Jesus, and
    bring consolation to His Sacred Heart. Please give Him my thanks for
    His divine presence in the Blessed Sacrament. He has treated us with
    mercy and love by staying with us. May my life be my thanksgiving
    prayer to Him. Jesus, I trust in You.
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