Wishing you and your loved ones a blessed Christmas! May the joy of the Spirit abide within you, God’s peace rest upon you, Christ’s love flow through you, and all the blessings of our Provident God be yours.
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This final Sunday of Advent, we reflect on LOVE. Scripture tells us that God is love (1 John 4). Jesus Christ was born as Love Incarnate. Christ showed us how to love. Ultimately, love saved us on the cross. God, this holy season we thank you for the gift of love – Jesus Christ. We humbly… Read more »
This third week of Advent, we reflect upon JOY. We are joyful because God is with us. Even during the darkest times, this faithful joy is present in our hearts. The baby whose birth we celebrate at Christmas is the same Jesus Christ who died for our salvation on the Cross. The same risen Christ… Read more »
During the second week of Advent, we reflect upon PEACE. The Hebrew word for peace: Shalom, means more than the absence of violence or conflict. Biblically, it refers to an inward sense of completeness and tranquility that comes from God. It is also used as a blessing, like “Peace be with you.” For Franciscans, peace… Read more »
On this first Sunday of Advent, we reflect on HOPE. Not simply a wish or blind optimism, our hope is firmly rooted in our trust in God’s Providence. We go forward with hope because God is with us. The expectant hope of advent invites us to make more room in lives and hearts for Christ. … Read more »
Join us in joyful prayer as we celebrate the blessing of Sister M. Sylvia Krafton’s 100th Birthday! A native of Lawrence, MA, Sister Sylvia attended St. Francis Academy and entered the congregation in 1938. Her mother, a lay Franciscan, was especially influential in her decision to pursue a religious vocation. For 36 years, Sister Sylvia… Read more »
Wishing you and your loved ones a blessed Thanksgiving! May we all go forward from this day with grateful hearts and renewed dedication to share Christ’s love with the world. As we give thanks for our blessings, we also keep in prayer those without family, those without shelter, those without food, and all experiencing hardships.
Our thoughts and prayers are with holiday travelers today and throughout the Thanksgiving holiday. Whether you’re going across the street or across the country, may your travels be safe