Thursday, October 3, 2013

Feast of Saint Francis of Assisi and Pope Francis' Name Day

Quotes from the Minister General of the Order of Friars Minor
Brother Michael Anthony Perry OFM Minister General  
 
As Pope Francis wrote in his Encyclical, Lumen Fide, that "There is an urgent need, to see once again that faith is a light, for once the flame of faith dies out, all other lights begin to dim,The light of Faith is unique, since it is capable of illuminating every aspect of human existence ."
 
St. Francis said in his rule,"persevere in the true faith and in doing penance, for otherwise no one can be saved.
 
 
For the Saint of Assisi both in God's Word and in the Eucharist
is the foundation of Faith.
 
Francis in his letter to the Friars reminds us of respect and reverence for the Lord's Body and veneration of Sacred Scripture.
 
The Word of God and the Eucharist always leads toward the sacrament of the brother and sister ,and  the poorest people...
 
We all know that the Christian faith is not a central aspect of contemporary culture  and now it happens that Christians give more concern for the social, cultural and political conditions of their commitment, continuing to think of the faith as a self-evident presupposition of common life.   Our environment is marked by forms of religious indifference and by the seduction of the sacred according to man;s way of measuring things.  This reality leads many men  and women to "believe without belonging "We cannot get used to living a faith to fit our interests and desires.
 
The life of Faith is the absolute source of our joy and hope, our discipleship of Jesus Christ and our witness to the world.
"Lord to whom shall we go.You have the words of Life."


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