Today we celebrate the Feast of Our Holy Father St Francis. We thank the Lord for the life and example of St Francis who today continues to inspire many to follow him.
We pray in thanksgiving for all our benefactors living and dead. We also remember our deceased Friars who have now returned home to the Father’s house. We pray for the entire world – that the world may be at peace; that we may strive together to care for creation and that we may, like St Francis, reach out to those who suffer.
May the life of St Francis continue to inspire and challenge us all to live lives worthy of our call.
(Image: Stained glass window of St Francis in College Chapel of St Francis College, Rochestown, Cork)