Blog Posts from November, 2016

Charity

Charity2 “One night while all were sleeping, one of (Saint Francis) flock cried out: ‘Brothers! I’m dying!  I’m dying of hunger!’ At once that extraordinary shepherd got up, and hurried to treat the sick lamb with the right medicine.  He ordered them to set the table, although filled with everyday fare.  Since there was no wine- as often happened- they made do with water. Francis started eating first. Then, he invited the rest of the brothers to do the same, for charity’s sake, so their brothers would not be

Communion of the Saints

511034451 17ee152f19 b All Saints Day            Matthew 5:1-12 Yesterday in Sweden Pope Francis marked the beginning of the 500th year of the Protestant Reformation.  On October 31, 1517 Augustinian canon Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the door of the Wittenberg Cathedral.  His primary focus was on the selling and buying of indulgences to help finance the reconstruction of St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome; but those practices were also symbols of a wider worldliness and corruption.  His actions and the reactions of the Pope and other leaders of the