The moving text of Murray Bodo and stirring music by Michael Chertock combined to make for a memorable concert at St. Francis Seraph Church on Sept. 17.
Was Francis a madman? To many, it would appear so. After all, he was a rich man who chose to beg and live outside the city walls. To people of his day, he seemed mad, and he certainly does to those of our time.
Francis began to encounter the living Christ after much suffering. While a rich merchant’s son, and with everything going his own way, he might have never met Christ.
As the feast of St. Francis approaches, we asked the friars how the beloved saint continues to inspire them to be instruments of healing and peace in their ministries, through their daily encounters with others and in fraternal life. These are their responses.
Celebrate St. Francis’ “passage through death to life” with the Franciscans in Cincinnati, Oh. or Livonia, Mich.