Feast of the Portiuncula

Today is the feast of the Portiuncula. This is where Francis came to understand that his vocation was not to be a stonemason, begging stones to repair rundown church buildings, but rather to inspire many through his dedication to living a Gospel life and his devotion to the Blessed Mother.

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Francis’ care for several other little churches before this one ultimately led to his caring for the Church. May we be inspired by his example: Preach the Gospel every day–use words when necessary.

H/T to Franciscan Cards for the image of Francis’ favorite little church.

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