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October 2013 VISION E-Vocation Newsletter
 
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Pay attention to the poor
HAPPY FEAST OF ST. FRANCIS!

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"That the new pope would choose the name Francis would have likely embarrassed the modest Saint Francis of Assissi," writes Franciscan Fr. Larry Janowski, O.F.M. in Take Five for Faith, "but that the pope would call the Catholic Church to be more clearly the church of the poor would have pleased him a great deal. Francis did not name his followers 'Franciscans' but the 'Brothers of Penance' and himself 'a little poor man.' It's hard to know how to emulate someone who keeps pointing us toward the poor. Are we to divest ourselves and give away all we have? Franciscans have to answer that question for themselves, but for the wider church, St. Francis (like his papal namesake) would appreciate it if we simply stopped ignoring the poor and pretending they do not exist."

A special thank you to the men and women in consecrated life who actively serve and pray for those in the greatest need every day and whose vows of poverty provide incredible witness to the church and the world on how to live in solidarity to the poor.


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When making life choices, turn to the Eucharist
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