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  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 10-04-17, M, St. Francis of Assisi

    10/03/2017 10:29:10 PM PDT · by Salvation · 36 replies ^ | 10-04-17 | Revised New American Bible
    October 4, 2017 Memorial of Saint Francis of Assisi Reading 1 Neh 2:1-8In the month Nisan of the twentieth year of King Artaxerxes,when the wine was in my charge,I took some and offered it to the king.As I had never before been sad in his presence,the king asked me, "Why do you look sad?If you are not sick, you must be sad at heart."Though I was seized with great fear, I answered the king:"May the king live forever!How could I not look sadwhen the city where my ancestors are buried lies in ruins,and its gates have been eaten out...
  • [Catholic Caucus] The Stigmata of Saint Francis (Gueranger)

    09/17/2017 4:40:11 AM PDT · by CMRosary · 1 replies
    White Double THE great Patriarch of Assisi will soon appear a second time in the holy Liturgy, and we shall praise God for the marvels wrought in him by divine grace. The subject of today’s feast, while a personal glory to St. Francis, is of greater importance for its mystical signification. The Man-God still lives in the Church by the continual reproduction of his mysteries in this his Bride, making her a faithful copy of himself. In the thirteenth century, while the charity of the many had grown cold (Collect of the feast), the divine fire burned with redoubled...
  • Supernatural Experience[Charismatic Caucus]

    06/30/2017 9:55:35 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    Supernatural experience is you saturated by my Presence in and through you for as Ezekiel was swept up into my presence "Behold" this IS where I desire you to be always and forever in the arms of the One that loves you is where you belong ! A Psalm of David. Psalm 23 23 The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. 2 He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. 3 He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake. 4 Even though I walk through...
  • Why Will Pope Francis Not Acknowledge the Kingship of Christ?

    05/01/2017 2:01:15 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 57 replies
    Remnant Newspaper ^ | May 1, 2017 | Michael Matt
    Rate this item 12345 (3 votes) “We who are here together and in peace believe and hope in a fraternal world. We desire that men and women of different religions may everywhere gather and promote harmony, especially where there is conflict. Our future consists in living together. For this reason we are called to free ourselves from the heavy burdens of distrust, fundamentalism and hate. Believers should be artisans of peace in their prayers to God and in their actions for humanity! As religious leaders, we are duty bound to be strong bridges of dialogue, creative mediators of peace.  –...
  • Catholic Caucus: St. Francis Of Assisi And Great Pardon Known As The Portiuncula Indulgence

    08/02/2016 1:05:19 PM PDT · by Coleus · 4 replies
    Spirit Daily ^ | Susan Tassone
    The Portiuncula (small portion) refers to the land in Assisi, Italy, that belonged to the Benedictines. On this land  was an old church dedicated to the Virgin Mother of God but abandoned. The great St. Francis had great devotion to the queen of the world and when he saw that the church was deserted, he began to live there constantly and repair it.  He heard that the angels often visited it, so that it was called St. Mary of the Angels. The Benedictines wanted to give Francis the church but in order to remain faithful to Lady Poverty, Francis rented it from them...
  • The Franciscan most likely to influence Francis

    10/06/2013 3:37:34 PM PDT · by NYer · 7 replies
    Vatican Insider ^ | October 5, 2013 | John L. Allen Jr.
    Sean O'Malley is not only the lone American on the Council of Cardinals, but he’s also the lone Franciscan Pope Francis made a historic visit to Assisi on Oct. 4, in part to meet the Franciscans responsible for keeping alive the spiritual legacy of his namesake. Yet it may actually have been a Franciscan the pontiff brought with him who has the greatest imprint on his papacy.  The pope was flanked throughout the day by eight prelates who make up his “Council of Cardinals,” recently formalized by a chirograph as the pope’s most important sounding board, who had just wrapped up...
  • Pope Francis answers questions of young people in Assisi

    10/04/2013 3:54:12 PM PDT · by NYer · 9 replies
    Vatican Radio ^ | October 4, 2013
    (Vatican Radio) At the conclusion of his one day visit to Assisi on Friday, Pope Francis met with over 20.000 enthusiastic young people gathered in front of the Basilica of St Mary of the Angels, answering four questions about faith, family, vocations and their fears for the future. Responding to the first question from a young couple with their new baby, the Pope said it takes courage to form a family, to build solid and lasting relationships in our ephemeral and superficial environment. But the Holy Spirit, he said, has inspired many new initiatives within the Church for young...
  • Pope Francis: visit to Seraphicum Institute of Assisi

    10/04/2013 4:00:27 AM PDT · by NYer · 2 replies
    Vatican Radio ^ | October 4, 2013
    (Vatican Radio) It was a moving scene this morning in the chapel of the Serafico Institute of Assisi, when Pope Francis warmly greeted a room full of children and young people with disabilities and their caregivers. The Pope approached each of the residents and held their hands, caressed their faces, signed the Cross on their foreheads and often kissed them on the cheek. One of the residents also kissed the Pope’s pectoral cross. After words of welcome from the mayor of Assisi, Claudio Ricci, and the president of the Serafico Institute, Francesca Di Maolo, the Pope addressed the people...
  • (Pope Francis) PASTORAL VISIT TO ASSISI - October 4 - Live Coverage on EWTN

    10/03/2013 3:08:23 PM PDT · by NYer · 5 replies
    EWTN ^ | October 3, 2013 | Joan Lewis
    ASSISI AWAITS…I spent the weekend in Assisi, a town I love more and more with each visit. One of the reasons I was there was to see how the hometown of St. Francis had been preparing for the visit of Pope Francis on Friday, October 4.The trip will be significant, even historic, for several reasons but one is outstanding: Pope Francis has never been to Assisi in his entire life! This may explain what he wants to visit every important site that he can in this beautiful and ancient Umbrian town. We’ll re-visit his itinerary in coming days and you...
  • San Francisco church plans pet columbarium to hold ashes of 1,000 animals

    07/26/2013 9:31:43 PM PDT · by haffast · 9 replies
    Global Post ^ | July 26, 2013 19:12 | Kristin Deasy
    PETALUMA, Calif. — Do all animals go to heaven? The National Shrine of St. Francis of Assisi wants them well-positioned for the possibility by creating San Francisco's first pet columbarium, according to The San Francisco Chronicle. Church leaders are currently raising funds for the 850-square-foot pet memorial space, the city's first "final resting place for the furry and feathered," as the Chronicle cutely put it. The new columbarium, which organizers hope will be up and running by spring, will be able to hold the ashes of up to 1,000 animals, according to the Associated Press. Cremation costs have not yet...
  • A Pope Named “Francis”? Well, it’s About Time (Francis of Assisi is an example for all Christians)

    03/21/2013 8:58:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Townhall ^ | 03/21/2013 | Jerry Newcombe
    One thing amazed me about the new pope being appointed last week. For the first time in Church history---after about 800 years---a pope chose the name Francis, in honor of St. Francis of Assisi. I hadn’t realized this was the first time ever. Well, it’s about time. Francis of Assisi, for whom one of our great cities is named (San Francisco) was a delightful Christian example for Catholics, Protestants, and Orthodox Christians alike. If more of us who profess to follow Christ were more like him, we would have a much stronger witness before the watching world. Francis Bernardone (1182-1226)...

    02/14/2013 3:48:40 PM PST · by NYer · 5 replies
    Radio National ^ | December 16, 2012
    Image: Franciscan friar, Alessandro BrustenghiFra Alessandro Brustenghi is Franciscan friar from Assisi in Italy, the birthplace of St Francis. He's the very first friar ever to land a major record deal. Fra Alessandro is not a conservatorium-trained singer and only pursued singing seriously after entering the Order of Friars Minor at the age of 19. Following a series of auditions, aged 34 he now has a debut album of spiritual songs and hymns called Voice From Assisi, produced by Mike Hedges, best-known for his work with U2 and The Cure. From the Porziuncola, the small church where St Francis...
  • Egypt's Defense Minister: Egypt could Collapse

    01/29/2013 4:29:48 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 14 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 29/1/13 | Anni Lubin & Gil Ronin
    Egyptian Defense Minister Gen. Abdel Fatah al-Sisi warned Tuesday that Egypt could be facing collapse. Al-Sisi explained that military units have been stationed in cities next to the Suez Canal, where riots have broken out, in order to protect the canal. "The continuing conflict between political forces and their differences concerning the management of the country could lead to a collapse of the state and threaten future generations," Al-Sisi said in a speech to army cadets that was also quoted on the Egyptian military spokesman's Facebook page. Sisi said the country's economic, political and social challenges signify "a real threat...
  • History: What Did Francis of Assisi Mean When He Said, “If Necessary Use Words”?

    01/28/2013 2:13:42 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/28/2013 | Timothy Paul Jones
    You’ve probably heard the quotation at least a few times, most likely in a sermon encouraging people to live their faith in the world. “‘Preach the gospel at all times,’ Francis of Assisi said. ‘If necessary, use words.’” It’s a heartwarming sentiment with two flaws. First off, St. Francis never said it; second, even if St. Francis spoke these words, they aren’t true. Mark Galli puts the historical myth to rest in an article that reads, in part, First, no biography written within the first 200 years of his death contains the saying. It’s not likely that a pithy quote...
  • Chesterton and Saint Francis

    10/04/2011 5:00:45 PM PDT · by Salvation · 14 replies ^ | 2011 | Joseph Pearce
    Chesterton and Saint Francis | By Joseph Pearce This essay appears in Joseph Pearce's new book Literary Giants, Literary Catholics. Chesterton enjoyed a lifelong friendship with Saint Francis of Assisi. As a small boy, long before he had an inkling of the nature of Catholicism, Chesterton was read a story by his parents about a man who gave up all his possessions, even the clothes he was wearing on his back, to follow Christ in holy poverty. From the moment the wide-eyed Gilbert first heard the story of Saint Francis, he knew he had found a friend. As such,...
  • Pope's Homily at Vigil in Preparation for Assisi

    10/30/2011 8:46:32 PM PDT · by ELS · 13 replies
    Zenit News Agency ^ | October 26, 2011 | Benedict XVI
    Pope's Homily at Vigil in Preparation for Assisi "It Is Not the Sword of the Conqueror That Builds Peace, But the Sword of the Sufferer" VATICAN CITY, OCT. 26, 2011 ( Here is a translation of the homily Benedict XVI gave today at a liturgy in preparation for Thursday's day of reflection, dialogue and prayer for peace in Assisi. The liturgy replaced the customary general audience held on Wednesdays. * * * Dear brothers and sisters, Today our customary meeting for the General Audience takes on a special character, for it is the vigil of the Day of Reflection, Dialogue...
  • Franciscans ready to celebrate 800th anniversary of order's founding

    04/08/2009 1:05:15 PM PDT · by NYer · 9 replies · 734+ views
    CNS ^ | April 7, 2009 | Carol Glatz
    VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Some 1,800 Franciscan friars from all over the world were expected to converge on the Umbrian hill town of Assisi, Italy, to celebrate the 800th anniversary of papal approval of the Franciscan rule. For the first time, representatives from the four main Franciscan branches were to meet in Assisi -- the birthplace of their founder, St. Francis -- to take part in an International Chapter of Mats April 15-18. A Chapter of Mats gets its name from the time in 1221 St. Francis called more than 3,000 friars to the Portiuncula chapel in Assisi for a...
  • 'Stone-for-stone' Porziuncola reproduction erected in San Francisco

    09/23/2008 12:49:26 PM PDT · by NYer · 4 replies · 272+ views
    CNS ^ | September 22, 2008 | Dan Morris-Young
    SAN FRANCISCO (CNS) -- A rock-for-rock, stone-for-stone, fresco-for-fresco replica of St. Francis of Assisi's tiny Porziuncola church near Assisi, Italy, now graces a building adjoining the National Shrine of St. Francis of Assisi in San Francisco. A Sept. 27 dedication of the structure will cap a nearly 15-month construction effort that has pulled together the efforts of a team of international artists, stone masons, metalsmiths, muralists, tile experts and others -- including students earning their master's degree of fine arts at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. U.S. Cardinal William J. Levada, prefect of the Vatican's Congregation for...
  • In Italy, a Church Turned Into a Vacation Home

    07/25/2007 6:12:49 AM PDT · by NYer · 4 replies · 237+ views
    NY Times ^ | July 25, 2007 | EMILY BACKUS
    Salvatore and Rosemary Mulia describe buying and renovating their Umbrian vacation home as a lark, as the most impulsive project they ever undertook, and as a labor of love.The Westport, Conn., couple transformed an idiosyncratic ruin of a church into a highly personalized, luxurious vacation home — remarkably without a hitch, at modest expense and without speaking the language. They encountered no bureaucratic or legal entanglements, no logistical issues, and no aesthetic compromises. The work began in November 1999 and was completed within a year, with the Mulias making only a handful of visits. “I have to say we didn’t...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 10-04-06, Memorial, St. Francis of Assisi, deacon

    10/04/2006 9:22:43 AM PDT · by Salvation · 22 replies · 906+ views American Bible ^ | 10-04-06 | New American Bible
    October 4, 2006 Memorial of Saint Francis of Assisi, religious Psalm: Wednesday 41 Reading 1Jb 9:1-12, 14-16 Job answered his friends and said: I know well that it is so;but how can a man be justified before God?Should one wish to contend with him,he could not answer him once in a thousand times.God is wise in heart and mighty in strength;who has withstood him and remained unscathed? He removes the mountains before they know it;he overturns them in his anger.He shakes the earth out of its place,and the pillars beneath it tremble.He commands the sun, and it rises not;he seals...