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. Peregrine Laziosi was born in Forli, Italy in AD 1265 of well-to-do parents. As a young man he led a rebellious and dissolute life and was very hostile to the Church.
On one occasion, he punched St. Philip Benizi viciously in the face. This good and gentle saint meekly turned the other cheek. St. Peregrine was so deeply moved that he immediately changed his ways.
The Blessed Virgin appeared to him in a vision, urged him to “go to Siena” and join the Servites of Mary. For 30 years there after, he led a life of repentance, prayer and, whenever possible, solitude and silence.
Prayer of the Month
O St. Peregrine, when you cried out to Jesus in your hour of need, He healed you.
So great is your faith that your prayers for others have led to many miraculous cures.
With humility and gratitude, we seek your assistance for those who suffer with cancer today, especially (list names).
Through your intercession, may they be granted faith to endure, relief from discomfort, and, God willing, the grace of healing in Jesus’ name.