St. Anthony experiences the call of the Franciscan way of life: "Already ordained a priest in the Canons Regular, St. Anthony began to discern that God was calling him to a Franciscan vocation. He began to visit the nearby olive grove where the friars lived in an impoverished hermitage. There St. Anthony came to know the spirit of St. Francis, the 'Little Poor Man of Assisi.' With the permission of the Church, St. Anthony was soon invested as a friar in the habit of the Franciscan Order."
St. Anthony - Follower of St. Francis - help us find the courage to build up the Church through a life of humble service, loyal obedience, and supernatural charity.
Saint Anthony of Padua, pray for us! Saint Francis of Assisi, pray for us! ... See MoreSee Less
"I am writing to all the churches to let it be known that I will gladly die for God if only you do not stand in my way. I plead with you: show me no untimely kindness. Let me be food for the wild beasts, for they are my way to God. I am God’s wheat and shall be ground by their teeth so that I may become Christ’s pure bread. Pray to Christ for me that the animals will be the means of making me a sacrificial victim for God.
No earthly pleasures, no kingdoms of this world can benefit me in any way. I prefer death in Christ Jesus to power over the farthest limits of the earth. He who died in place of us is the one object of my quest. He who rose for our sakes is my one desire." -From a letter to the Romans by St. Ignatius of Antioch, Bishop and Martyr ... See MoreSee Less
I sing the mighty power of God, That made the mountains rise; That spread the flowing seas abroad, And built the lofty skies. I sing the wisdom that ordained The sun to rule the day; The moon shines full at his command, And all the stars obey. ... See MoreSee Less
Sharon Haney KleinPrayers for Tim , jerry ,ger , and Dipg cancer kids and there family, this is a terminal brain cancer 💕 Thankyou so much
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Vikki LeePlease pray all my blood work and test will be within normal limits. Thank you
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Cally VitaleEmotional pain can be extremely devastating. Sometimes life just gets too much to bare. I keep waiting to hit bottom so I can start having some peace in my life but life just keeps getting harder and harder. God help me because I don't know how much more I can take.
"Many are invited, but few are chosen." -Matthew 22:14
Happy 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time! Today, may each of us know how blessed we are to have been called by God our Father to participate in the celebration of the Mass. May we know that is a great honor to receive Jesus in the Eucharist every Sunday (and any day of the week). May we cherish the gift of being invited in the joyful celebration of God - Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We pray that we never forget this great gift God has given to each of us. ... See MoreSee Less