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Sent: Wednesday, September 13, 2000 10:05 AM
Subject: Friar Jack's E-spirations: Inspiration from #1

Peace and all good. You've received this e-mail because at some point in the last few years, you e-mailed (ACO) Perhaps you sent a question, ordered a book from our catalog, or informed us you're glad ACO's on the Web. I hope you benefited from your contact because I want it to continue and grow.

As an introduction, my name is Jack Wintz. And yes, I am a real Franciscan friar. Click here to find out more about me:

Beginning this month, I am proud to introduce my new FREE e-mail newsletter, Friar Jack's E-spirations. Each month, I hope to inform, inspire and muse about the latest happenings at Here's an opportunity for you to participate in our online community. Friar Jack's E-spirations lets you know about the latest events at ACO and highlights resources for you to use in your daily Catholic life.

Here's what you'll receive each month:

Yes, my own thoughts about Catholic life today. In fact here's my first installment, which came to me as I witnessed (on TV) the remarkable pilgrimage of Pope John Paul II to the Holy Land earlier this year. I remember how poignant it was to see the pope kiss a bowl of soil from the Holy Land. His symbolic kiss reminds us that, when God made the earth his home at the birth of Jesus, all land took on a new sacredness. The "land where Jesus was born" is really the whole earth--the whole universe--and has no political borders. The whole earth is to be revered. At some point during this year of the Great Jubilee, each of us should kneel down in wonder--wherever we are--and kiss the "land of Jesus' birth"!

Up-to-date information on the latest features and events at, your award-winning Catholic web site. This month, has a special feature in remembrance of Mother Teresa: and we also honor the beatification of Pope John XXIII:  I'll also include one of the following features each month: Followers of Francis and Clare: Features a Franciscan hero, some famous, some not-so famous, but they will inspire. You've heard of St. Ignatius of Loyola but have you heard of St. Ignatius of Laconi?

Shouldn't your friends and families receive a Catholic e-Greeting this month? We'll make it easy with a suggestion from  

We'll offer a question from Fr. Pat's "Ask a Franciscan" feature. As always, please continue to submit your questions about the Catholic faith to "Ask a Franciscan."

A different search of to uncover the latest articles and features on particular subjects such as "Eucharist," "Confession" and "Advent."  

And every month, you'll receive:  

I'll give you a new site each month that I think you might enjoy. (Check out It's amazing how the Web has made the world smaller!)  Plus much more!: This is where YOU come in. E-mail your suggestions and comments TODAY:

 --Jack Wintz, O.F.M.

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