"Messy" Kinds of Conversations

There is an intriguing story of St. Francis of Assisi traveling to Egypt during the bloody medieval crusades to meet with an important Islamic leader, the Sultan Malek al-Kamel.  At a time when Pope Innocent III referred to Muslims as enemies of Christ and his people”...

Feeding the Multitudes through our Abundance

by Trevor Thompson Director of Pastoral Ministries Through this incredibly generous sharing of bread we hear about in today’s Gospel, Jesus shows us that in the Kingdom of God there is always abundance.  In other words, with Jesus, breaking bread always means twice as...

Youth Delegation Returns from St. Francis Inn

A delegation of 8 teens and 2 adults from St. Francis traveled to Philadelphia to minister with the poor and homeless at St. Francis Inn on June 27 to July 1, 2011.    The last youth delegation to visit the Inn was in 2006.   The group of 10 who made the visit this...

Homeless Family moves into Adopted Apartment

     Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:25-30 These words from the Gospel of Matthew are being lived out as the burden of homelessness was lifted from the shoulders of a family who moved into the St Francis of Assisi...

Parish Gatherings Goods for Migrants

Leading up to the Feast of Pentecost, parishioners donated a sundry of goods to support the return of migrant workers in and around Louisburg, North Carolina, a small community around 40 miles away from the parish.  As the migrants return to the fields and their...
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