St. Francis of Assisi -Father of our Beloved Franciscans in Medjugorje!
October 4, 2023
St. Francis of Assisi
Dear Family of Mary!
Today is the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi. St. Francis is the founder of our dear Franciscan priests in Medjugorje. We can only feel deep gratitude to St. Francis for answering his call to follow Jesus, and through his deep love for Jesus, giving us the Franciscan call to radical devotion to Jesus!
St. Francis loved Our Lady, and she has made her home in one of his parishes! Thank you, St. Francis for the parish of Medjugorje!!
Here is a prayer that St. Francis wrote to Our Lady:
Hail, holy Lady,
most holy Queen,
Mary, Mother of God,
You were chosen
by the Most High Father in heaven,
consecrated by Him,
with His most Holy Beloved Son
and the Holy Spirit, the Comforter.
On you descended and still remains
all the fullness of grace and every good.
Hail, His Palace.
Hail His Tabernacle.
Hail His Robe.
Hail His Handmaid.
Hail, His Mother.
And Hail, all holy Virtues,
who, by grace and inspiration of the Holy Spirit,
are poured into the hearts of the faithful
so that from their faithless state,
they may be made faithful servants of God
St. Francis, pray for us!!!!
In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
(c) Mary TV 2023