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.
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Saint of the Month
St. Benedict the Moor
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.