Monday, October 16, 2017

Franciscan Heritage course for the Asian Capuchin Friars.....Visited General Curia

 The Mass for the group of friars.....come for the Franciscan heritage program....they will be in Italy for 3 weeks.....taken to different Franciscan historical places....


 God is so good.....that he brought the friars to the general curia....Brothers Charles, Jaime, Damien and Francis are doing all that they can to take care of the friars....



 The Humility of Francis invites us to be humble.....the scent of humility is experienced by the Lord....and others....

 The Group had Mass in our Chapel....i celebrated and preached a homily.....
 The group with the General Minister....

 General Minister with the friars of Goa...


 Our Postulator Br. Carlo is explaining to visiting friars the sanctuary of the relics of our saints....18 saints and 114 Blesseds in the Order....Number is going up.....some of those who visited us this evening could be in the number of saints

Let us rejoice, we have a new saint Angelo of Acri, a priest of the Order


 On Sunday, Pope Francis canonized 35 new saints in the Catholic Church, saying that no matter how often we reject him, the Lord will continue to love us and invite us to participate in his heavenly banquet. “The Gospel tells us that, even before constant rejection and indifference on the part of those whom he invites, God does not cancel the wedding feast. He does not give up, but continues to invite,” the Pope said Oct. 15. “When he hears a ‘no,’ he does not close the door, but broadens the invitation. In the face of wrongs, he responds with an even greater love.” Francis explained that when we are hurt by others, we often harbor grudges and resentment. But God, on the other hand, while pained by our rejection of him, does not give up. He tries again and again. “He keeps doing good even for those who do evil. Because this is what love does. Because this is the only way that evil is defeated,” the Pope said.“Today our God, who never abandons hope, tells us to do what he does, to live in true love, to overcome resignation and the whims of our peevish and lazy selves.”

In a Mass with 35,000 pilgrims in St. Peter's Square, Pope Francis canonized 35 new saints, including Cristobal, Antonio and Juan, three teenage boys from the 16th century in Mexico, who were beaten to death after converting to Catholicism. “...we declare and define Andre de Soveral, Ambrosio Francisco Ferro, Mateo Moreira and 27 companions; Cristobal, Antonio and Juan; Faustino Miguez; and Angelo of Acri to be Saints,” Francis stated. “And we enroll them among the Saints, decreeing that they are to be venerated as such by the whole Church.”


Concluding his homily, the Pope urged everyone to ask the Lord, “through the intercession of the saints, our brothers and sisters,” for the grace to make a habit of love, accepting God’s invitation to the wedding feast. We should also ask for his help in keeping our wedding clothes “spotless.” “How can we do this?” Francis asked. “Above all, by approaching the Lord fearlessly in order to receive his forgiveness. This is the one step that counts, for entering into the wedding hall to celebrate with him the feast of love.”