Eight hundred years ago, Francis of Assisi crossed the battlefields to share the Christian faith with Muslim leader, al-Malik al-Kamil, in Damietta, Egypt. In celebration of this event, we invite you to view the film, The Sultan and the Saint, at locations around Cincinnati and Detroit.
The St. Anthony Center opened on December 12, 2017. Fr. Mark Soehner writes about a year of service to neighbors in need.
“It was a whirlwind trip,” says Fr. Henry Beck, who met friends in Alexandria, Va., last Friday and joined them for several hours Saturday in the March for Our Lives in Washington, D.C.
“What a heritage he passed on to us,” Fr. Fred Link said after attending the Cincinnati premiere of The Sultan and the Saint. He was talking about St. Francis and his efforts to break the terrible cycle of violence between Christians and Muslims during the Fifth Crusade. The film displays in graphic detail how hatred thrives in ignorance, how violence breeds violence. But its enduring message is that peace is possible, and peace is personal.