One hundred and twenty-one years ago, in 1898, Servant of God Fr. Paul Wattson, SA, and Mother Lurana White formed a spiritual covenant, the foundation of the Society of the Atonement - today the Franciscan Friars and Franciscan Sisters of the Atonement.
When we read the Gospel of Luke 16: 1-13, we hear about an employee who cheats on his employer.
Jesus lived in a society where caste lines were sharply drawn. It was clearly understood that people stayed with their own kind. Good people did not mix and mingle with bad people.
In Luke 14:25-33 we read that large crowds were coming to Jesus. The movement He started with a dozen men was swelling with converts. How pleased the disciples must have been.
Our gospel today is the third instance in which Luke tells us that Jesus ate with the Pharisees. It must have been an unusual event. Luke says that they watched him closely. However, it seems that Jesus was also observing them. He gently teases the other guests about what he had observed.
The September 2019 issue of Ecumenical Trends, a publication of the Graymoor Ecumenical and Interreligious Institute focusing on ecumenical and interfaith consultations, conversations, dialogues and cooperation around the world, is the first half of a two-month commemoration of the 800th anniversary of St. Francis’ visit to Sultan Malik al-Kamil in Egypt, during the Fifth Crusade.
Dalton LaTessa, Dave Sebastian and Kevin Marston participated in the Friars’ collegiate internship program Franciscan for the Summer from mid-June to mid-August.