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Franciscan Mission Associates (FMA), now in its 58th 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. Elizabeth Ann Seton
Feast Day – January 4
Elizabeth Ann was born of the distinguished Bayley family in New York City in 1774 and died 47 years later in 1821 at Emmitsburg, Maryland.
Love of God and her neighbor served as the spiritual force that motivated her as a loving wife, a caring mother of five and, following the death of her husband, William Magee Seton, a much concerned widow.
Prayer of the Month
Lord God, you blessed Elizabeth Seton with gifts of grace as wife and mother, educator and foundress, so that she might spend her life in service to your people.
Through her example and prayers may we learn to express our love for you in love for our fellow men and women.
We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.