Blog Posts for "Mission"

90th Anniversary of Capuchins in Montana

To live the Gospel of Jesus Christ! That is the first line of the Rule of Life that St. Francis of Assisi wrote in the 13th Century for his brothers, and that we Capuchin Franciscans commit ourselves to: the Rule of the Friars Minor is this - to live the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ The heart of our Ministry as Capuchin Franciscans, and our rule of life, is basically the same as that of St. Paul: “we do not preach ourselves but Christ Jesus as Lord, and ourselves as your servants for Jesus’ sake....

Keep, Ancient Lands, Your Storied Pomp

Having been born on the 4th of July, my parents used to their advantage, as long as they could feasibly do so, the festivities of the day to celebrate my birthday.  My first memories of birthdays as a child left me with a feeling that the whole neighborhood, city, even country were availing themselves of the opportunity to celebrate the anniversary of my birth.  That impression did not stay with me very long as I gradually learned the significance of the actually anniversary the nation recalls that day.  As the years continue to pass by, and I...

Today’s Word is a Letter: ‘P’

Wednesday of the 7th Week of Easter Acts 20:28-38; Psalm 68; John 17:11b-19 Like many Americans my age and younger, our young lives were shaped by a TV show that debuted on November 10, 1969 (only a year after CTU opened) and had a theme song that we almost learned by heart:  Sunny days/sweeping the clouds away/ On my way to where the air is sweet/ Can you show me how to get/how to get to…. Sesame Street!—Today’s blog post is brought to you by the letter P.  In our scripture readings, we hear...

Mission for the Rest of Us

St. Thérèse of Lisieux, Religious Woman & Doctor Luke 10:1-12 On this day when we remember the “Little Flower” who died at only age 24 yet made such a significant mark on the Church and is a patron of the missions, we are fortunate to have readings from Scripture that remind us of what it means to be a “laborer in the vineyard.”  At the time that St. Thérèse lived, in the late 19th century, “mission” was more commonly thought of in terms of “someplace...

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