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    From: rich <richarra@gmail.com>

    August 14th =E2=80=93 Bl. Eberhard of Einsiedeln, Abbot
    d. 958

    Bl. Eberhard was of the ducal family of Swabia and became provost
    of the cathedral of Strasburg. In the year 934 he gave up this
    dignity and went to the hermitage of Einsiedeln in Switzerland, to
    join his friend Benno, who had been bishop of Metz. Benno already
    had a few followers there and the coming of Eberhard, who enjoyed a
    wide reputation for spiritual wisdom and holiness, considerably
    increased their numbers. He therefore devoted his fortune to building
    a monastery to shelter them and a church wherein they might worship,
    and after the death of Benno he was recognized as first abbot of the
    monastery of our Lady of the Hermits.

    In 942 there was a great famine in Alsace, Burgundy and Upper
    Germany, and Bl. Eberhard and his monks gave a large supply of corn
    for the relief of the suffering people. The consecration of the
    abbey-church of Einsiedeln, which incorporated the hermits' chapel, by
    our Lord himself, assisted by the four Evangelists, St Peter and St
    Gregory the Great, is fabled to have taken place in 948, ten years
    before the death of Bl. Eberhard. Actually it seems consecrated in
    that year by St Conrad of Constance and St Ulric of Augsburg.
    Einsiedeln is still a great place of pilgrimage.

    See O. Ringholz, Geschichte des f=C3=BCrstl. Benediktinerstiftes Einseideln (1904), vol. i, pp. 33-43. R Henggeler, Reliquien der Stiftskirche
    Einsiedeln (1927), pp. 7 seq.

    Saint Quote:
    'If we wish to make any progress in the service of God we must begin
    every day of our life with new eagerness. We must keep ourselves in
    the presence of God as much as possible and have no other view or end
    in all our actions but the divine honor.'
    --St. Charles Borromeo

    Bible Quote:
    "And as well as this, the Spirit too, comes to help us in our
    weakness, for, when we do not know how to pray properly, then the
    Spirit personally makes our petitions for us in groans that cannot be
    put into words; and he who can see into all hearts knows what the
    Spirit means because the prayers that the Spirit makes for God's holy
    people are always in accordance with the mind of God." [Romans

    A hymn of praise, to our Blessed Mother:

    Hail, Mother most pure!
    Hail, Virgin renowned!
    Hail, Queen with the stars,
    As a diadem, crowned.

    Above all the angels,
    In glory untold,
    Standing next to the King,
    In a vesture of gold.

    O Mother of mercy!
    O Star of the wave!
    O Hope of the guilty!
    O Light of the grave!

    Through thee may we come,
    To the haven of rest;
    And see heaven's King,
    In the courts of the Blest! Amen.
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