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Franciscan Mission Associates (FMA), now in its 61st year of service to the missions of the world, is a spiritually based organization with worldwide mission-helping undertakings. It promotes information about and interest in the missionaries and their people – particularly in the Franciscan Missions of Central America, but also in the inner cities of the United States and Canada as well as every continent in the world.
Saint of the Month
St. Benedict the Moor
Feast Day – April 4
Of Ethiopian descent and Sicilian birth, Benedict went from being a hermit to a brother-cook, –guardian, -vicar, -novice master, and -cook again for the friars at Palermo.
Many asked for his prayers and advice because of his virtuous life and the reputation he had for working miracles.