On this great feast let blessed Francis remind us what it means to live a life radically faithful to Jesus Christ.
Francis is a perfect example of Radical Catholic Living. The following are just some of the things we can learn from him:
Humility: Francis was a man of deep humility. When he was mistaken for a gardener by one of the Popes secretaries rather than protest he just went right into the garden to work.
Penance and Mortification: Francis was willing to do anything to get sin out of his life so that nothing stood between he and his Savior.
Prayer: Above all else Francis was a man of deep prayer. Sometimes Francis would stop in the middle of a walk and he would be caught up in prayer for hours and hours. When he and St. Clare were praying together in a Church the town thought that the Church was on fire because it was glowing form the glory of the Lord surrounding them.
Devotion to Holy Scripture: Francis had an incredible reverence for Holy Scripture. His Brothers would pick up paper on the ground in case a word of Holy Scripture could be found on it.
Most High, Glorious God,
enlighten the darkness of our minds.
Give us a right faith, a firm hope and a perfect charity,
so that we may always and in all things act according to Your Holy Will. Amen
My God and My All!
St. Francis of Assisi Pray for us!