“Rejoice always, pray constantly, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” — 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
Live the Faith! Tip of the Week:
If we want to become world changers like St. Francis, the pathway is actually quite simple: humility. Take a moment to reflect on what you desire for the world and for your community, and then offer yourself – even your weaknesses – to the Lord. When we surrender by saying yes to the Lord and allowing the Lord to use us, He will in fact change the world through us. Recall St. Francis’s words, “If God can work through me, he can work through anyone.”
Consider Organizing a “Movie Night for The Family” at Your Parish This Fall:
A Sign of Contradiction will be a feature-length documentary and include live-action re-enactments of certain stories from the life of St. Francis as well as key interviews with “experts” on the life of St. Francis and individuals who exemplify St. Francis’s way of life. Check out the trailer and more information here.
“Lord, I am nothing, but, although nothing, I adore thee.”
-Rafael Cardinal Merry del Val (1865-1930), Secretary of State for Pope Saint Pius X