Saint Francis of Assisi, Memorial

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CLICK HERE TO READ THE ARTICLE FROM THE WASHINGTON POST ABOUT POPE FRANCIS

CLICK HERE TO READ ABOUT SAINT FRANCIS OF ASSISI 

Gracious God, today we remember Saint Francis of Assisi who stood among the rubble of the Church so many years ago. Through his simplicity and prayer, he brought the Church to a new awareness of your Son, Jesus the Christ and our place among people of the earth. He restored dignity to our relationship with nature and brought hope again to people destitute and forgotten. Today we see Pope Francis, named for Francis of Assisi, standing among the rubble, among the ruins of a city. We are reminded of all the ways the Church needs re-formation as well. Give us all courage to help people in need, to offer food to the starving, homes to people lost among the fray and give us courage to pray on behalf of others to restore the world in our relationship with one another. Give dignity and joy to all who believe this day. Give us courage to stand among the ruins and bring hope to those in need of your love. Through the intercession of Francis of Assisi, give courage to our Church this day in the name of Jesus the Christ. Amen

One thought on “Saint Francis of Assisi, Memorial

  1. Fr. Ron,

    Thank you for this and all your excellent posts. When the present pope took the name Francis, my almost immediate thought was of Our Lord’s exclamation at Assisi to the original Francis to, “Rebuild my Church.” The present Francis I seems to be well on his way to do the same.

    Mike in Centennial

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