Meet Father Joe Costantino and the Manhattan parish of St. Francis Xavier.
“Always preach the Gospel,” St. Francis of Assisi, from whom the new pope adopted his name, had once said.
This name carries a legacy of reconciliation (St. Francis was famous for his outreach to the Muslim world), and of self-sacrifice.
When he visited the grave of St. Francis in October, he angered some Israelis with his references to the Holy Land.
Roberts lives her whole life as a kind of prayer that does not stop when she leaves the early mass at St. Francis de Sales Church.
And so he quietly folds his episcopal mantle around St. Francis, who from this moment becomes indeed the Child of heaven.
Orpheus drew everything after him with music; St. Francis by love.
Therefore, when we reach the end of this voluminous work we have a very vague impression of St. Francis.
St. Francis on his knees at his devotions, with a crucifix and a book before him.
I said he was St. Francis of Assizi in a new dransmigration produced, und he laughed und said he haf never preach to der fishes.