Sharing the Word for November 17, 2020
In his outreach to Zacchaeus, Jesus is also inviting us to reach out to him. Our care for those in need and our desire for justice constitute an effort to see Jesus.
Saint Elizabeth of Hungary
She died before her 24th birthday, but in those few years Saint Elizabeth was a wife, mother, queen, widow, the founder of a hospital, and did other charitable works of mercy. For the last three years of her life she was a Secular Franciscan and worked tirelessly for the poor.
Followers of St. Francis: Marcellino Micallef, OFM
In response to the growing number of refugees, poor, and the homeless, Father Marcellino and the friars decided to transform their historic monastery’s former refectory into a soup kitchen.
Wait with Openness
Trust in the slow work of God. If we try to control our life, we will never be at peace. Wait with openness and unclench your fists.
Live with Intention
Living intentionally and fully alive—from a place of groundedness, being at home in our own skin—is not a technique.
Bishops, in virtual meeting, focus on McCarrick report, pandemic, racism
WASHINGTON (CNS) — The first day of the virtual fall assembly of the U.S. Catholic bishops, Nov. 16, included discussion about the Vatican report on Theodore McCarrick, the ongoing pandemic and the church’s response to racism.