Franciscan Mission Associates (FMA), now in its 57th 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.
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Saint of the Month
St. Anthony of Padua is popular the world over. There is devotion to him in every region and corner of the world. Not surprisingly, he has a special place in the hearts of even those not of the Catholic faith. Portuguese by birth, he is universally called St. Anthony of Padua, since he died near Padua and the region of northern Italy benefited from his priestly ministry.
Originally, a member of the Canon Regular of St. Augustine, he later became a Franciscan in 1220.
Prayer of the Month
Kind and gracious St. Anthony, hear my petition. Bring me the strength and courage you gave to those who heard you preach and teach in your time on earth.
Quite my Heart, still my fears. Help me become steadfast, strong and believing so that I can wait in joyful hope for the knowledge to understand and do what God wills for me. Hear my humble plea.