May 19, 2020

Faith and Family for May 24: Go and Make Disciples


MT 28:16-20

The eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had ordered them. When they saw him, they worshiped, but they doubted. Then Jesus approached and said to them, “All power in heaven and on earth has been given to me.



by Father Greg Friedman, OFM

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Franciscan Inspirations: Foundation of Our Faith

One of the beautiful characteristics of Jesus’ teachings is that his examples are easy to understand and down to earth. You don’t need to be a genius to figure out what he is saying. Even a child can grasp what Jesus means.

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Saint Who? Rasso of Andechs

Page through a history book for epic, decisive events, such as battles, treaties, and technological advances. Besides the major players, consider the others who helped make these things possible, most of whom are not even a footnote.

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Saint Who? Pietro Parenzo

Saint Pietro Parenzo • d. May 21, 1199 • Canonized: 1879 • Memorial: May 21

An hour north of Rome, beyond the dreamily bucolic countryside of Lazio and Umbria, stands the fairytale town of Orvieto. One moment all that lies before the traveler is plain. The next moment a huge rock crowned by a once impregnable fortress juts out of the ground, and it is immediately apparent why popes sought safety here in times of danger.

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Saint Who? Fiacre

When we think of saints, we think of, well, people who were perfect. They didn’t hold grudges or stereotype people. Well, Saint Fiacre is proof that God can write straight with crooked lines.

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St. Anthony of Padua: His Beginnings

Anthony was born in 1195 (13 years after St. Francis) in Lisbon, Portugal, at the mouth of the Tagus River, from which explorers would later sail across the Atlantic. His parents, Martin and Mary Bulhom, belonged to one of the prominent families of the city and were among those who had been loyal in service to the king.

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