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What Drew Me to the Franciscans

Posted by Roger Lopez, OFM on 2/2/18 7:00 AM

More than 40 years ago, Murray Bodo, OFM, wrote what is perhaps the seminal modern biography of Francis of Assisi, called Francis: The Journey and the Dream.

Father Murray says this of Saint Francis’ appeal to young people: “What registers with young people today, is that many are still trying to find fulfillment in their own lives. They see in Francis someone who—once he gave up worrying about himself and found God, but also the other person, nature, things around him—he began to feel a sense of purpose.”

Roger Lopez, OFM, found himself drawn to Francis’ way of life. Enjoy his video testimonial. 

And for more on Saint Francis and his appeal to young Catholics, click here.


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Topics: The Franciscan Order, saint francis, Francis: The Journey and the Dream