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Day 28: Call to Holiness

Editor’s Note: Fr. Brad Milunski, OFM Conv. serves as Chair of the FMS Board of Directors and as Postulancy Director for the Our Lady of the Angels Province in Chicago. Reflecting on the meaning of holiness, Fr. Brad considers how Jesus’ life serves as a roadmap for our own lives and how baptism helps us…

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Cutting Down Barriers and Stereotypes

Lay missioner Valerie Ellis talks about an experience she had connecting with a woman in a Bolivian prison.  When I heard that women in jail in Cochabamba earn credits by cutting hair in their peluqueria (hair salon), I knew I had to go. Not only do they have the opportunity to get out of jail…

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Sacraments and Social Mission: Baptism’s Call to Mission

Continuing our series Sacraments and Social Mission: Living the Gospel, Being Disciples, Bro. Tony LoGalbo (OFM) reflects on Mission and Baptism in Franciscan Spirituality. Baptism makes us members of one another by initiating us into the community of the people of God. In this community we are united in Jesus Christ, as Paul says: “…neither…

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Baptism and Social Mission: 6 Not-so-Easy Reflection Questions to Ask Yourself About Baptism and Social Mission:

Inspired by Sacraments and Social Mission: Living the Gospel, Being Disciples–United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Franciscan Mission Service presents a blog series about the connection between our faith and our actions. Sacraments and Social Mission focuses on the fulfillment of each sacrament as a call to mission. 1. In Baptism, the “one Spirit” makes us members…

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Sacraments and Social Mission: Baptism’s Dignity in the Jails of Bolivia

Today in Sacraments and Social Mission: Living the Gospel, Being Disciples: Jeff Sved writes below about his ministry to bring dignity to prisoners as fulfilling the sacrament of baptism’s call to human dignity. “Prison reform would most likely come in dead last for any social justice popularity contest in the US. “Jailed Christ” Much of that is…

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