Uncle Eddie's E-mails -- July 28
Saint Pedro Poveda Castroverde,
Priest and Martyr, Founder of the Teresian Association
(entered heaven this day in 1936, when he was shot by a firing squad in Madrid, Spain)
There´s no need to second-guess yourself.
Sure, your friends who took jobs on Wall Street and Madison Avenue are busy buying power clothes and
getting into the swing of Big City living, but the tinsel will soon tarnish. You chose teaching
after a long period of prayerful discernment and reflection, and you chose it for the right reason.
Being a six-figure lawyer has its perks, but do you really think the world needs another lawyer more
than it needs more great teachers? Today´s saint didn´t think so. He lived in Spain before and
during the bloody Civil War that yielded so many martyrs (including himself) there during the 1930s.
It was a Spain being infiltrated by communism and secularism, and as he began his work as a young
priest he quickly realized that the Catholic laity was in no condition to resist the destructive
ideological onslaught. He thought about what he could do to meet the urgent need.
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