We celebrate the feast of Saint Francis of Assisi today, one of the world’s most beloved saints. Did you know he was called Il Poverello or the little poor man? Although he was small, he had the impact of a giant because he preferred the poor and sick and converted many hearts!(more…)
As is my annual tradition, I celebrated Mass yesterday for the inmates at Taconic Correctional Facility in anticipation of Christmas. After the Mass was concluded, I blessed a plaque in honor of Sister Antonia Maguire, a Franciscan Sister, who ministered to the inmates at the facility for about five decades. Sister Antonia recently died, and what follows is a moving tribute to her by Sister Laura, her Provincial.
God Won the Toss
“Go and preach the gospel… when necessary, use words.” (Saint Francis of Assisi)
She didn’t want to go; she didn’t know how to turn down such an…