|Friar Henry Madigan|
“The central act of Francis was to respond to the word of God,” Fr. Henry Madigan, OFM Conv., reminded four candidates at the Rite of Profession on May 20 at St. Joseph-St. Patrick Church. Like the apostles, “Francis and companions received a call to extend the word of Christ and the love of God.”
Likewise, he said, those being professed as Secular Franciscans are accepting the call to bring Christ and the Gospels into their everyday lives.