Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Saint April 11 : St. Gemma Galgani - Patron of Students, Pharmacists, Tuberculosis patients, love and hope


St. Gemma Galgani
STIGMATIST

Feast Day:
April 11
Born:
12 March 1878 at Borgo Nuovo di Camigliano, Lucca, Tuscany, Italy
Died:
Holy Saturday, 11 April 1903 at Borgo Nuovo di Camigliano, Lucca, Italy
Canonized:
2 May 1940 by Pope Pius XII
Major Shrine:
Passionist Monastery in Lucca, Italy
Patron of:
Students, pharmacists, tuberculosis patients, love and hope

There is little to be said about her life. Born at Camigliano in Tuscany, she suffered from 'tuberculosis of the spine with aggravated curvature', and, though she considered herself cured by a vision of the young Saint Gabriel Possenti, she could not obtain a certificate of health enabling her to enter a convent, as she wished. She had many 'abnormal' experiences from June 1899 onwards, including the 'stigmata' in hands and feet, carefully examined by her confessor and biographer, the Passionist Fr Germano. These began to appear about 8 p.m. on a Thursday and lasted till 3 p.m. on the Friday. No pain preceded their apparition, but only a deep recollection. There was seen first a discoloration on the back and palm of each hand; then a 'rent in the flesh' under the skin which then split, and a deep laceration was observed, at least usually: the holes above and below corresponded and the perforations seemed complete, but it was hard to judge of this because they kept firing up with blood, partly flowing, partly congealing. Fr Germano measured the diameters and shapes of the wounds carefully, and noted that 'a few times' a sort of fleshy swelling, like a nail-head, about an inch across, covered the wounds in the hands (though not those in the feet): 'The deep wounds were the more usual state of Gemma's stigmata—I say, the more usual state'. He also says that directly the Friday ecstasy was over, 'the flow of blood from all < five> wounds ceased immediately; the raw flesh healed; the lacerated tissues healed too': at least by Sunday not a vestige remained of the deep 'cavities'; the new skin was smooth, though 'whitish marks' remained on it. Much more could be said about this saint, but this account suffices as occasion for explaining the principles governing the Church's approach to these and allied phenomena.
First, the Congregation of Rites, declaring that Gemma practiced the Christian virtues to a heroic degree, explicitly refrained from passing judgment on the preternatural character of the recorded phenomena; a matter (it adds) 'upon which no decision is ever made' (see <Acta Apostolicae Sedis> vol. xxiv [1932], p. 57, and Thurston: <Physical Phenomena of Mysticism>, ed. J. H. Crehan, chapter 11, especially pp. 52-54).
We must first register the alleged <facts> presented to us for observation, and then consider the evidence. Only then may we tentatively embark on <interpretation>. So we notice that before the time of St. Francis of Assisi there can be quoted only two or three instances of stigmatization of doubtful character: but since St. Francis, instances become almost innumerable up to the present day. We start by excluding those where self-inflicted wounds can even be suspected; for there have been instances of downright imposture, of misguided asceticism-conscious or possibly unconscious. This cannot apply to Gemma Galgani, since the gradual appearance and disappearance of her wounds was scrupulously <watched>. Again, all instances of complete stigmatization (save probably two) are found in women, and usually (though by no means always) in women who lead an enclosed and constantly meditative life; this suggests that the mind can influence the body-as it obviously can: a <thought> can make one blush, or turn pale. Further, an ecstatica's stigmata (or visions) not seldom correspond with some picture or effigy that she habitually sees: the marks of the scourging on Gemma are said to reproduce those on a crucifix she contemplated; Catherine Emmerich and others 'see' our Lord on a Y-shaped cross like one they were accustomed to; some will see Him crucified with three, others with four, nails; the wound of the lance may be on the right, or again on the left. We may therefore grant that <even if> a supernatural grace be granted to the soul, the mind, helped by the imagination, may proceed to interpret it to itself by means of such ideas or images as it possesses or prefers. But how far can the 'mind' influence the body? 'Dermatography'—marks on the skin, usually disappearing soon—can undoubtedly be induced by suggestion, whether it be self-suggestion or administered by another; but can suggestion cause lesions of the tissues, persisting and not becoming gangrenous? The word 'hysteria' should now be left aside—the ugly word 'pithiatism' may be replacing it—it merely means 'suggestibility'. Now there is no fault in being 'suggestible'; one person may lie abnormally open to the stimulus of anger, fear, sex or pity. If then we seek the nature of the stimulus lying behind the bodily manifestations observed in one who, on other grounds, is judged to be of exceptional holiness, we can prudently suppose that it is love for God, for Christ incarnate, or crucified, which so moves the entire 'subject'—body-mind—as to produce the exterior phenomena. The miracle would then lie in the intensity of the love for God granted to a human soul; the physical consequences of so super-human a love might be quite incalculable, by no means necessarily the stigmata, though possibly including them: indeed, disconcerting symptoms might well co-exist with those that might be expected, and should by no means be at once ascribed to diabolic influences. The description of all abnormal symptoms of the sort under discussion should be purely clinical, not rhetorical or pietistic.

St. Gemma Galgani was beatified in 1933, and canonized in 1940. Text Source: EWTN
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Prayer to St Gemma asking for her intercession
Oh holy Gemma, I am near you, help me to pray. You know what I and those near me need; look after my urgent needs and my spiritual and material wants. You take care of them! I confide in you and entrust all to your loving care. 
Offer up to Jesus that tender and constant care that you bore Him here on earth.
Oh holy Gemma, you who physically suffered all the pains of the Passion of Jesus, I beseech of you the grace to meditate on and live the Passion of Jesus, and the sufferings of Holy Mary. Pray that I will be able to walk in the path of humility, simplicity, love and sacrifice, fulfilling at all times and in all ways, the holy will of God. Let me live united with Jesus, the Blessed Virgin Mary, and you, for all eternity. Amen.
(taken from a St Gemma Holy Card) - Source: stgemmagalgani.com



Pope Francis says "Just stand before a Crucifix to grasp...He loved us and always loves us first." FULL TEXT + Video


GENERAL AUDIENCE

St. Peter's Square
Wednesday, 10 April 2019

Catechesis on the "Our Father": 12. Forgive us our debts

Dear brothers and sisters, good morning! The day is not so beautiful, but good morning anyway!

After asking God for the bread of every day, the prayer of the "Our Father" enters the field of our relationships with others. And Jesus teaches us to ask the Father: "Forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors" (Mt 6,12). How we need bread, so we need forgiveness. And this, every day.

The Christian who prays asks God first of all for his debts, that is, his sins, the bad things he does. This is the first truth of every prayer: we were also perfect people, we were also crystalline saints who never deflected from a life of good, we always remain children who owe everything to the Father. Which is the most dangerous attitude of every Christian life? It is pride. It is the attitude of those who stand before God thinking they always have the accounts in order with Him: the proud believe that he has everything in his place. Like that Pharisee in the parable, who in the temple thinks he is praying but actually praises himself before God: "I thank you, Lord, because I am not like the others". And the people who feel perfect, the people who criticize others, are proud people. None of us is perfect, nobody. On the contrary, the tax collector, who was behind, in the temple, a sinner despised by all, stops on the threshold of the temple, and does not feel worthy to enter, and entrusts himself to the mercy of God. And Jesus comments: "These, unlike of the other, he returned home justified "(Lk 18:14), that is forgiven, saved. Why? Because he was not proud, because he recognized his limitations and his sins.
There are sins that are seen and sins that are not seen. There are glaring sins that make noise, but there are also devious sins, which lurk in the heart without us even realizing it. The worst of these is the arrogance that can infect even people who live an intense religious life. Once upon a time there was a convent of nuns, in the year 1600-1700, famous, at the time of Jansenism: they were perfect and it was said of them that they were as pure as the angels, but superb as the demons. It's a bad thing. Sin divides fraternity, sin makes us presume to be better than others, sin makes us believe that we are similar to God.

And instead of God we are all sinners and we have reason to beat our breasts - everyone! - like that publican at the temple. St. John, in his first Letter, writes: "If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us" (1 Jn 1: 8). If you want to deceive yourself, say that you have not sinned: so you are deceiving yourself.

We are indebted above all because in this life we ​​have received so much: existence, a father and a mother, friendship, the wonders of creation ... Even if we all go through difficult days, we must always remember that life is a life grace, it is the miracle that God has extracted from nothing.
Secondly we are indebted because, even if we succeed in loving, none of us is able to do it with his own strength. True love is when we can love, but with the grace of God. None of us shines with its own light. There is what the ancient theologians called a "mysterium lunae" not only in the identity of the Church, but also in the history of each of us. What does this "mysterium lunae" mean? Which is like the moon, which has no light of its own: it reflects the light of the sun. We too have no light of our own: the light we have is a reflection of the grace of God, of the light of God. If you love it is because someone, outside you, smiled at you when you were a child, teaching you to respond with a smile. If you love it is because someone next to you has awakened you to love, making you understand how in it resides the sense of existence.

Let's try to listen to the story of some person who made a mistake: a prisoner, a convict, a drug addict ... we know so many people who make mistakes in life. Without prejudice to the responsibility, which is always personal, you sometimes ask yourself who should be blamed for his mistakes, if only his conscience, or the story of hatred and abandonment that someone carries with him.

And this is the mystery of the moon: first of all we love because we have been loved, we forgive because we have been forgiven. And if someone has not been illuminated by sunlight, it becomes as cold as the winter terrain.

How can we fail to recognize, in the chain of love that precedes us, also the provident presence of God's love? None of us loves God as He loved us. Just stand before a crucifix to grasp the disproportion: He loved us and always loves us first.
Let us pray therefore: Lord, even the holiest among us does not cease to be your debtor. O Father, have pity on us all!

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Saluti:
Je salue cordialement les pèlerins de langue française, en particulier les jeunes des diocèses de Rouen et du Havre accompagnés de leurs évêques respectifs, Monseigneur Dominique Lebrun et Monseigneur Jean-Luc Brunin, ainsi que les nombreux groupes de jeunes venus de France. Alors que nous allons bientôt célébrer la passion et la résurrection de Jésus, souvenons-nous que, sur la croix, Dieu nous a aimés plus que nous ne l’aimerons jamais, et demandons-lui d’avoir pitié de nous. Que Dieu vous bénisse !
I greet the English-speaking pilgrims and visitors taking part in today’s Audience, especially those from England, Ireland, Belgium, Denmark, Norway, Australia, Sri Lanka and the United States of America. May the Lenten journey bring us to Easter with hearts purified and renewed by the grace of the Holy Spirit. Upon you and your families I invoke joy and peace in Christ our Redeemer!
Von Herzen grüße ich die Pilger deutscher Sprache. Besonders heiße ich den Kulturausschuss des Landkreises Waldshut-Tiengen in Deutschland, die Jugendseelsorge Thurgau in der Schweiz und die Ministranten aus Eupen in Belgien willkommen. Leben wir immer in der Dankbarkeit für die unermessliche Güte Gottes, der uns in Jesus mit seiner Gnade erfüllt.
Saludo cordialmente a los peregrinos de lengua española provenientes de España y América Latina. Acercándonos cada vez más a las fiestas de Pascua, los animo a no dejar de mirar a Cristo en la cruz, para que su amor purifique todas nuestras vidas y nos libre del orgullo de pensar que somos autosuficientes. Que la gracia de la resurrección de Cristo transforme totalmente nuestra vida. Que Dios los bendiga.
Queridos peregrinos de língua portuguesa, de coração vos saúdo a todos, desejando-vos – neste tempo de Quaresma – a graça de experimentar a grande bênção que é o Perdão de Deus, o qual nos torna capazes de olhar o mundo com mais bondade. Assim Deus vos abençoe a vós e às vossas famílias.
أرحب بالحاضرين الناطقين باللغة العربية، وخاصة بالقادمين من الأردن، ومن الأراضي المقدسة، ومن الشرق الأوسط. لنتعلم أن غفران الله مرتبط بالمغفرة التي نقدمها لإخواننا. يقول المسيح: "اغفروا، يغفر لكم...  لأنه بالكيل الذي تكيلون يكال لكم" (لو 6، 37 - 38). ليبارككم الرب جميعا ويحرسكم دائما من الشرير!
[I warmly welcome the Arabic-speaking pilgrims, in particular those from Jordan, the Holy Land and the Middle East. We learn that God's forgiveness is linked to the forgiveness we offer our brothers. Christ says: "Forgive, and you will be forgiven ... because with the measure with which you measure, it will be remeasured to you" (Lk 6, 37 - 38). May the Lord bless you and always protect you from the evil one!]
Serdecznie witam polskich pielgrzymów. Drodzy bracia i siostry, zbliżamy się do Niedzieli Palmowej, która wprowadzi nas w Wielki Tydzień męki Pańskiej. Otwórzmy nasze serca na miłość Boga, który „własnego Syna nie oszczędził, ale go za nas wszystkich wydał” (Rz 8, 32), dla naszego zbawienia. Nie to będzie czas miłosierdzia i łaski dla was i waszych bliskich. Niech Bóg wam błogosławi!

Srdačno pozdravljam hrvatske hodočasnike, a na osobit način delegaciju Hrvatskoga vojnog učilišta, u pratnji biskupa vojnog ordinarija msgr. Jure Bogdana. Neka Božji blagoslov bude uvijek nad vama i vašim obiteljima, kako biste u povjerenom vam poslanju mogli djelovati za opće dobro ljudskoga društva. Također pozdravljam Šibensko pjevačko društvo „Kolo“, prigodom stodvadesete obljetnice osnutka. Od srca sve blagoslivljam! Hvaljen Isus i Marija!
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I warmly welcome the Italian-speaking pilgrims.

I am pleased to welcome the Religious who are taking part in the Course of the Superior Major Union of Italy and of the Pontifical Faculty of Education Sciences Auxilium.

I greet the parish groups, especially those of Codivara and San Marco di Castellabate; the family members of soldiers who died abroad in times of peace; the San Niccolò di Prato Conservatory and educational institutions, in particular that of Grottammare.

I address a special thought to the young, the elderly, the sick and newlyweds.

We are concluding the journey of Lent. The light and the consolation of the Easter of the Lord are now close. Filled with joy and hope, let us prepare ourselves to make the sentiments of Christ our own and to live fully the days of his passion and glorification.

FULL TEXT + Image Source: Blog Share from Vatican.va - Unofficial Translation

Wow Catholic Nun Featured on Baseball Card for Throwing Perfect Strike as 1st Pitch for White Sox

Sister Mary Jo Sobieck gained national attention after throwing a perfect strike at a White Sox game last August.
It was Marian Catholic Night at Guaranteed Rate Field last August, and Sister Mary Jo Sobieck took the field to throw the first pitch for the Chicago White Sox.

The teacher from Marian Catholic High School in Chicago Heights bounced the baseball off her bicep, threw a strike, and became a national star.

In the latest stop on her journey to fame, Sobieck is appearing on a baseball card that will be sold in Topps trading card packs as a part of their Allen and Ginter series. The series features baseball players alongside celebrities and famous figures from other sports.


Sobieck said Topps is paying her $1,000, which she plans to donate to a scholarship fund at Marian Catholic High School that’s named after her.  Topps plans to release Sobieck’s cards on July 17.

And some of the cards will even come with a “relic”: a piece of one of Sobieck’s veils.

Edited and Shortened from Source: Wbez News by Lauren Frost.

US Bishops' Pro-Life Head Urges Senate to Pass Protection Act of Pain-Capable Unborn Child



Pro-Life Chairman for U.S. Bishops’ Urges Passage of Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act 

  WASHINGTON—Archbishop Joseph Naumann of Kansas City, chair of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' Committee on Pro-Life Activities, made the following statement in response to today’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, Abortion Until Birth: The Need to Pass the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act: Archbishop Naumann’s full statement follows: “This bill draws the public’s attention to the shameful reality that the United States is one of only seven nations worldwide that allows the barbaric practice of late-term abortion, when a child likely feels pain and might even live outside the womb with appropriate medical assistance. Such abortion procedures after the middle point of pregnancy also pose serious physical dangers to women. With the vast majority of Americans strongly supporting a ban on late-term abortions, it is time for Congress to pass this bill. I also pray that consideration of this bill moves our country closer to recognizing all unborn babies as legal persons worthy of our love and respect.”   --- FULL TEXT Release from USCCB

BREAKING Suspended Bishop Franco Mulakkal Formally charged by Police for Abuse of Nun - in India

Kerala police lay formal charges against Mgr Mulakkal
The suspended bishop of Jalandhar is also accused of abusing his dominant position. He could get life in prison. This is the first for the Indian Church that a prelate's name appears in formal charge sheet.


Mumbai (AsiaNews) – Kerala police arraigned Mgr Franco Mulakkal, suspended bishop of Jalandhar (in Indian Punjab), in connection with accusations of the multiple rape of the superior of the Missionaries of Jesus between 2014 to 2016 and with "abusing his dominant position".

For the first time in the history of the Catholic Church in India, the name of one of its bishops appears in a police charge sheet in a case that risks further aggravating the open wound inside the Church. If convicted, the prelate could get life in prison.

The case became public last September when five nuns began a protest demanding justice for the victim. Mgr Mulakkal was eventually arrested, spent three weeks behind bars and was released on bail pending trial.

In the wake of the accusations, Pope Francis temporarily relieved the bishop of hid duties upon his request, placing Mgr Agnelo Gracias, auxiliary bishop emeritus of Mumbai, at the help of the Diocese of Jalandhar.

For months, the case has been a major issue discussed within the Catholic community, especially after the five sisters asked for protection fearing for their lives following their public protests and the mysterious death of a priest who was a key witness in the case.

Mgr Franco has always claimed his innocence and has asked to be relieved of his duties in order to defend himself in a possible trial.

The prelate has repeatedly said that the accusations against him are “baseless and concocted”, claiming that his accuser was involved in an illicit affair and fabricated the case out of revenge because he had removed her from her post as superior.

Despite his legal troubles, the bishop remains well loved in his diocese, and was warmly welcomed when he left prison.

For Save Our Sisters, the forum of sisters and Church members who have helped the nuns in this period, the formal charges are a victory.

In an official statement, the Forum said that the case has entered "the annals of history as a rarest of rare incident,” in which “a bishop is going to face trial in a court based on the complaint of a nun who is a subordinate to him.”

Mgr Mulakkal is the official patron of the raped nun’s congregation. (NC)
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Today's Mass Readings and Video : Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - #Eucharist in Lent


Wednesday of the Fifth Week of Lent
Lectionary: 253

Reading 1DN 3:14-20, 91-92, 95

King Nebuchadnezzar said:
"Is it true, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego,
that you will not serve my god,
or worship the golden statue that I set up?
Be ready now to fall down and worship the statue I had made,
whenever you hear the sound of the trumpet,
flute, lyre, harp, psaltery, bagpipe,
and all the other musical instruments;
otherwise, you shall be instantly cast into the white-hot furnace;
and who is the God who can deliver you out of my hands?"
Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego answered King Nebuchadnezzar,
"There is no need for us to defend ourselves before you
in this matter.
If our God, whom we serve,
can save us from the white-hot furnace
and from your hands, O king, may he save us!
But even if he will not, know, O king,
that we will not serve your god
or worship the golden statue that you set up."

King Nebuchadnezzar's face became livid with utter rage
against Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego.
He ordered the furnace to be heated seven times more than usual
and had some of the strongest men in his army
bind Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego
and cast them into the white-hot furnace.

Nebuchadnezzar rose in haste and asked his nobles,
"Did we not cast three men bound into the fire?"
"Assuredly, O king," they answered.
"But," he replied, "I see four men unfettered and unhurt,
walking in the fire, and the fourth looks like a son of God."
Nebuchadnezzar exclaimed,
"Blessed be the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego,
who sent his angel to deliver the servants who trusted in him;
they disobeyed the royal command and yielded their bodies
rather than serve or worship any god
except their own God."

Responsorial PsalmDANIEL 3:52, 53, 54, 55, 56

R. (52b)  Glory and praise for ever!
"Blessed are you, O Lord, the God of our fathers,
praiseworthy and exalted above all forever;
And blessed is your holy and glorious name,
praiseworthy and exalted above all for all ages."
R. Glory and praise for ever!
"Blessed are you in the temple of your holy glory,
praiseworthy and exalted above all forever.
R. Glory and praise for ever!
"Blessed are you on the throne of your kingdom,
praiseworthy and exalted above all forever."
R. Glory and praise for ever!
"Blessed are you who look into the depths
from your throne upon the cherubim;
praiseworthy and exalted above all forever."
R. Glory and praise for ever!
"Blessed are you in the firmament of heaven,
praiseworthy and glorious forever."
R. Glory and praise for ever!

Verse Before The GospelSEE LK 8:15

Blessed are they who have kept the word with a generous heart
and yield a harvest through perseverance.

GospelJN 8:31-42

Jesus said to those Jews who believed in him,
"If you remain in my word, you will truly be my disciples,
and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free."
They answered him, "We are descendants of Abraham
and have never been enslaved to anyone.
How can you say, 'You will become free'?"
Jesus answered them, "Amen, amen, I say to you,
everyone who commits sin is a slave of sin.
A slave does not remain in a household forever,
but a son always remains.
So if the Son frees you, then you will truly be free.
I know that you are descendants of Abraham.
But you are trying to kill me,
because my word has no room among you.
I tell you what I have seen in the Father's presence;
then do what you have heard from the Father."

They answered and said to him, "Our father is Abraham."
Jesus said to them, "If you were Abraham's children,
you would be doing the works of Abraham.
But now you are trying to kill me,
a man who has told you the truth that I heard from God;
Abraham did not do this.
You are doing the works of your father!"
So they said to him, "We were not born of fornication.
We have one Father, God."
Jesus said to them, "If God were your Father, you would love me,
for I came from God and am here;
I did not come on my own, but he sent me."

Saint April 10 : St. Fulbert Bishop of #Chartres



St. Fulbert
BISHOP
Feast: April 10



Feast Day:
April 10
Born:
between 952 and 962
Died:
10 April 1028 or 1029
Bishop, b. between 952 and 962; d. 10 April, 1028 or 1029. Mabillon and others think that he was born in Italy, probably at Rome; but Pfister, his latest biographer, designates as his birthplace the Diocese of Laudun in the present department of Gard in France. He was of humble parentage and received his education at the school of Reims, where he had as teacher the famous Gerbert who in 999 ascended the papal throne as Sylvester II. In 990 Fulbert opened a school at Chartres which soon became the most famous seat of learning in France and drew scholars not only from the remotest parts of France,  but also from Italy, Germany, and England. Fulbert was also chancellor of the church of Chartres and treasurer of St. Hilary's at Poitiers. So highly was he esteemed as a teacher that his pupils were wont to style him "venerable Socrates". He was a strong opponent of the rationalistic tendencies which had infected some dialecticians of his times, and often warned his pupils against such as extol their dialectics above the teachings of the Church and the testimony of the Bible. Still it was one of Fulbert's pupils, Berengarius of Tours, who went farthest in subjecting faith to reason. In 1007 Fulbert succeeded the deceased Rudolph as Bishop of Chartres and was consecrated by his metropolitan, Archbishop Leutheric of Sens. He owed the episcopal dignity chiefly to the influence of King Robert of France, who had been his fellow student at Reims. As bishop he continued to teach in his school and also retained the treasurership of St. Hilary. When, about 1020, the cathedral of Chartres burned down, Fulbert at once began to rebuild it in greater splendour. In this undertaking he was financially assisted by King Canute of England, Duke William of Aquitaine, and other European sovereigns. Though Fulbert was neither abbot nor monk, as has been wrongly asserted by some historians, still he stood in friendly relation with Odilo of Cluny, Richard of St. Vannes, Abbo of Fleury, and other monastic celebrities of his times. He advocated a reform of the clergy, severely rebuked those bishops who spent much of their time in warlike expeditions, and inveighed against the practice of granting ecclesiastical benefices to laymen.
Fulbert's literary productions include 140 epistles, 2 treatises, 27 hymns, and parts of the ecclesiastical Office. His epistles are of great historical value, especially on account of the light they throw on the liturgy and discipline of the Church in the eleventh century. His two treatises are in the form of homilies. The first has as its subject: Misit Herodes rex manus, ut affligeret quosdam de ecclesia, etc. (Acts 12:50); the second is entitled "Tractatus contra Judaeos" and proves that the prophecy of Jacob, "Non auferetur sceptrum de Juda", etc. (Genesis 49:10), had been fulfilled in Christ. Five of his nine extant sermons are on the blessed Virgin Mary towards whom he had a great devotion. The life of St. Aubert, bishop of Cambrai (d. 667), which is sometimes ascribed to Fulbert, was probably not written by him. Fulbert's epistles were first edited by Papire le Masson (Paris,1585). His complete works were edited by Charles de Villiers (Paris, 1608), then inserted in "Bibl. magna Patrum" (Cologne,16l8) XI, in "Bibl. maxima Patri." (Lyons, 1677), XVIII, and with additions, in Migne, P.L., CXLI, 189-368.
(Taken from Catholic Encyclopedia)