Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Blessed George Matulaitis: A Man for Our Parish

"After the example of Christ I embrace all of you. I am ready to die for the truth. I wish to be to all of you a real Father, Shepherd, Imitator of Christ. My field of labor is Christ's kingdom the Church, my party is Christ."

-Blessed George's first address as bishop of Vilnius, Lithuania

All of these facts were obtained from a page on "Catholic Forum".

Born: 13 April 1871 Lugine, Lithuania

Died: 27 January 27 of appendicitis

Venerated: 11 May 1982 by Pope John Paul II

Beatified: 28 June 1987 by Pope John Paul II

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