Douglas:  Large & in charge!
Mission of Our Lady of the Angels

Are you in awe over all of the good people and  
things that surround you,  like this little fellow was
on October 6?
God's love is unconditional.
God's love is given freely.

Love of God and love of neighbour are thus inseparable, they form a single commandment.
But both live from the love of God who has loved us first.

No longer is it a question, then, of a “commandment” imposed from without and calling for the impossible,
but rather of a freely-bestowed experience of love from within,
a love which by its very nature must then be shared with others. Love grows through love.

Love is “divine” because it comes from God and unites us to God.  
(
Deus Caritas Est  §18, Pope Benedict XVI)

All mothers have dreams for their children.  
Some just need a little help making those
dreams come true.

OCTOBER 6,  2007: Looking for God?    Come to the Mission.

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See the faces of those who
came to serve and share their love
on October 6, 2007.

Last month, we asked: who do we serve?

This month, let's ask: why do we serve?
Answer:  God is love,
and he who abides in love
abides in God,
and God abides in him”
(1 John 4:16)

Heavenly
Father, we
thank you for
all the good
people
and things
you bring
into our
lives, and
for letting
us share
them with
our
brothers
and
sisters.

Amen

The good Sisters of the Order of
St. Francis of Perpetual Adoration
came again.

Rosaries and other religious objects
were given to those interested.
(below)

Alderman Burnett,  
(left) with Fr. Bob,
addressing those
at the block party-
serves his people.

Another ND alum,
Peter (right)
brought his friend
John Flynn, a folk
singer in town
from Philadelphia
who was
performing
Saturday night at a
Chicago club.  
They served too.
The kids played football.
Everyone was amazed by the cotton
candy machine and Brandon's skill.
Wanna be my friend?

Douglas (left) came to the Mobile Food Pantry with his
grandmother to get some groceries, but Douglas was not
satisfied just standing in line. He got to work distributing
food to his neighbors. Soon he was directing other
volunteers!  We see Douglas
running a large business some day.

Whether Douglas has that chance could depend on us.  Our
presence may save him and many other great kids from
drugs and gangs.  Thanks for your help!

Douglas served on October 6 too.