November 8, 2016
Speaker: MICHAEL FOLEY, Rector Church of the Redeemer (our church)
Rev. Foley will share his recent visit to Assisi, Italy and information on St. Francis.
from Wikipedia: St. Francis of Assisi, after whom Pope Francis has taken his name, captures the spirit of many Catholics because church history regards him as the pre-eminent figure passionate about imitating Christ’s life.
He is known also as a patron saint of Italy, the founder of the Franciscan order of the Friars Minor, an admirer of nature and a servant to poor and destitute. The brown robe of the Franciscans is iconic.
“Who doesn’t know Francis of Assisi, who abandoned everything from wealth and prestige and who became poor himself,” Vatican deputy spokesman the Rev. Thomas Rosica said, explaining how the saint inspired Pope Francis’ name.
“Francis of Assisi is a great, great figure in the church but known especially for connecting with fellow Christians and many people outside the Christian family,” Rosica said.
For more information on history of Church of the Redeemer visit Church of the Redeemer website