A Time of Fasting?    versione testuale

We can fast
and feast 
this Lent:
Fast from judging others ... feast on the Christ indwelling in them.
Fast from emphasis on differences ... feast on the unity of life.
Fast from apparent darkness ... feast on the reality of light.
Fast from thoughts of illness ... feast on the healing power of God.
Fast from words that pollute ... feast on phrases that purify.
Fast from discontent ... feast on gratitude.
Fast from anger ... feast on patience.
Fast from pessimism ... feast on optimism.
Fast from worry ... feast on divine order.
Fast from complaining ... feast on appreciation.
Fast from negatives ... feast on affirmatives.
Fast from unrelenting pressures ... feast on unceasing prayer.
Fast from hostility ... feast on resistance.
Fast from bitterness ... feast on forgiveness.
Fast from self-concern ... feast on compassion for others.
Fast from personal anxiety ... feast on eternal truth.
Fast from discouragement ... feast on hope.
Fast from facts that depress ... feast on truths that uplift.
Fast from lethargy ... feast on enthusiasm.
Fast from suspicion ... feast on truth.
Fast from thoughts that weaken ... feast on promises that inspire.
Fast from shadows of sorrow ... feast on sunlight of renity.
Fast from idle gossip ... 
feast on purposeful silence.


May this Lenten season be lived more intensely
as a journey to return to God with all our heart.
We invite you to watch and download the video:
"Lent: a time of calling" (Click Here)

. . .  let us thank God for the gift of FMM vocation.

  May the Spirit of God, who has led our Foundress - Blessed Mary of the Passion -,

be our light and our strength To look to the past with gratitude;

To live the present with passion; To embrace the future with hope.

(cf. Apostolic Letter of Pope Francis to All Consecrated People)

We invite you to review the video "Rejoice", which reminds us

of the words of Pope Francis for the Year of Consecrated Life.



Franciscan Missionaries of Mary hosted the celebration of World Day of Consecrated Life for the RI Diocese. Over 72 religious women and men from several different congregations of men and women gathered for a celebratory meal, conversation,   religious speaker followed by Vespers and  Benediction in Holy Family Chapel.





   Artwork  of Sr. Joel Zarotiadou, FMM


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