Sunday, July 13, 2014

July 13: St. Francis Solano


Saint Francis Solano joined the Franciscan Observance order of religious brothers when he was 20 years old. He served other people with all his heart, even taking care of very sick people despite getting sick himself. Later, he became a missionary. He loved Jesus very much and wanted other people to love Him, too. Francis divided his time between telling people about Jesus and just praying silently. The last words he ever said were, "Glory be to God".


If you think about it, our society is a very noisy one. We hardly ever experience complete silence. Today, set aside one hour for the whole family to be silent. You can use gestures if you need to, but otherwise, try to be completely quiet – don’t even whisper. At the end of the hour, say, “Glory be to God!”

Saint Francis Solano, pray for us!

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