Today is Fulton Sheen's birthday.
Don't know Venerable Fulton Sheen or why I like him so? Well, here's a little glimpse:
I was really blessed to be able to attend Mass at my kids' school today, and thanks to my friends Jim and Sonyia, Father was able to celebrate Mass with the chalice from Venerable Sheen's traveling Mass kit. (You can see pictures of the Mass kit here.)
Then I was able to head over to my friend's classroom so Jim and Sonyia could share the relic with her students and I could share James' story with them. The kids, 5th graders at a local Catholic school, all have a huge devotion to Sheen and were thrilled to hold his stole, patent, chalice, and cincture.
There will, of course, be dessert to night and a rousing rendition of "Happy Birthday."
We thank God for Bishop Sheen and pray that he will one day be named a saint for the honor and glory of Christ Jesus. +