HistoryFrancesco was bon in Italy and became a Franciscan priest in 1705. He was a good teacher and a good leader. After serving his congregation for some years, he became pastor of a church back in his home town. Everybody loved him because he was sincere, humble and devout. His example led people to pray more and to go to confession. And he always remembered to help the poor.
In the U.S., today is called "Black Friday", an ominous name for the first day of Christmas shopping. People are generally encouraged to spend a whole lot of money. But that's not what St. Francesco would tell us to do. So, instead of going to a mall to shop today, go to church and make a holy hour. And then go through your house to find every useful thing that is not being used and donate it to the poor.
Saint Francesco Antonio Fasani, pray for us!
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Last year, we learned about St. James Inntercisus and strove to be courageous in our faith.