Novena in Honor of Saint Francis of Assisi
Today, Saint Francis is one of the most popular saints. But he wasn’t so popular during his life time. At least when he first started out! He was thought a fool of the worst kind! He had everything going for him and he threw it all away to wear ragged clothes, eat food that was thrown to the dogs, and sleep in a ruined church that didn’t even have a proper roof to keep out the rain.
In many ways we too must live a “fool’s” life if we want to be true followers of Christ. We may not live as radical as Saint Francis did but each day we are called to make choices that will determine who we are following. The clothes we wear, the food we eat, where we work, the people we associate with … all these are silence witnesses of just how committed we are to living the Christian life.
Novena Prayer - Day Seven
help to become
more committed to living
my life totally as a
follower of Jesus Christ.
Give me the courage and boldness
to live totally for God each day.
Make known to me any changes
I need to do to make this possible.
Please join tomorrow for the eighth day of the Novena to Saint Francis.
"Of all the people I have known with a true devotion and particular veneration for St. Joseph, not one has failed to advance in virtue; he helps those who turn to him to make real progress. For several years now, I believe, I have always made some request to him on his feast day, and it was always been granted; and when my request is not quite what it ought to be, he puts it right for my greater benefit."— St. Teresa of Avila
Art: C. Bosseron Chambers
October is the month of Rosary:
Today the 30 September is the transit (or entrance into heaven) of Saint Thérèse of Lisieux.
It is traditionally believed that on the death day and the feast of the saint their power of intercession is much more stronger.
St. Thérèse, never invoked without some answer, pray for us!
Madonna and Quail