FMA Focus Newsletter

A quarterly spiritual and mission magazine, FMA Focus is mailed free of charge to anyone who requests information. It promotes the spiritual life of recipients while it helps inform them of the activities of the Friars and Sisters mission work in the world.

September 2015 – Vol. 49, No.1

In this issue:

  • Virtue: Patience
  • Death’s Positive Aspects
  • Our Missionary Task
  • The Evangelical Doctor: St. Anthony
  • Prescriptions For Those ‘Seasonal Stresses’ … Prayer
  • The Problem Of Evil Or How Christians ‘Fear Not’ Evil (St. Dymphna)
  • Director’s Letters
  • Angels, Saints And Nurses
  • Simple Dreams Coming True For Orphans In Honduras
  • A Blessed Anniversary – Seven Decades Of Service
  • Words Worth Noting
  • Our Readers Gladly Write…
  • Have A Happy Heart!
  • Mary As A Mom And A Friend
  • Illness Of the Body And The Soul

June 2015 – Vol. 48, No.4

In this issue:

  • Virtue: Awareness
  • The Mercy Of The Sacred Heart
  • Summer Time Is For Living In The Present
  • St. Anthony’s Amazing Courtesy
  • Summer’s Opportunities To See Beauty
  • The Courage Of St. Dympyna
  • Director’s Letter
  • A Senior Priest Looks Back At Life After The Missions
  • How Giving Made One Young Man An Angel
  • Fr. Flavin Honored For Upholding Family Values
  • Words Worth Noting
  • Our Readers Gladly Write…
  • Trust In God And You Will Be Rewarded
  • Patience In Prayer
  • Celebrating June’s Many Saints Yesterday, Today And Tomorrow

February 2015 – Vol. 48, No.3

In this issue:

  • Virtue: Prudence
  • Lent 2015- A Time Of Reflection And Prayer
  • You And The Prophets
  • St. Anthony’s Aim
  • St. Francis And Living The Way Of The Cross
  • St. Dympyna’s Travel
  • Director’s Letter
  • Building A Field Of Dreams
  • Agape’s New Program Offers The Gift Of Sight
  • Words Worth Noting
  • Our Readers Gladly Write…
  • A Day At A Time
  • Bearing Up…Accepting The Cross
  • New Saints All Around

November 2014 – Vol. 48, No.2

In this issue:

  • Virtue: Faithful Courage For Our Times
  • King of Your Life
  • When The Saints Come Marching In
  • St. Anthony – A Life In Glory
  • Joyful Departures
  • St. Dympyna’s Spiritual Gifts Inspire Even Today
  • Director’s Letter
  • Teaching The Love Of Our Lord A Franciscan Missionary Encounter
  • Teens Vacation Becomes Labor Of Love
  • Words Worth Noting
  • Our Readers Gladly Write…
  • Learning To Listen Like Little Children
  • The Beginning Of A New year
  • Saint John Paul II – Leading The Way To Faith

September 2014 – Vol. 48, No.1

In this issue:

  • Virtue: Truthfulness
  • Our Lady: Patronesss Of The Holy Rosary Through The Ages
  • Catholic Schools:  The Promise Of The Future
  • St. Dymphna’s Trust In God
  • Trust In God’s Guidance As St. Anthony Did
  • The Purpose of Life
  • Director’s Letter
  • Seeing The Face of God In The Poor In Guatemala
  • God’s Love And The Love Of Neighbors Save A Life
  • Words Worth Noting
  • Our Readers Gladly Write…
  • Grace In Disguise
  • The ‘Habit’ Of Prayer
  • Prayers Of St. Francis

June 2014 – Vol. 47, No.4

In this issue:

  • Virtue: Faith
  • How’s Your Recipe for Faith, A life-Long Relationship With God
  • Keeping The Faith: Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring
  • Nothing Is Impossible With God
  • Use The Sacraments And Sacred Words To Strengthen Your Faith
  • The ‘New’ Saints: Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II
  • Director’s Letter
  • Building Lasting Testaments To God’s Love And Grace
  • The Beauty Of God’s Love
  • Words Worth Noting
  • Our Readers Gladly Write…
  • No! St. Anthony’s Bread Is Not A New “Brand” At The Supermarket
  • God’s Gift Of Creation:  St. Francis’ Celebration of Nature And The Environment
  • St. Peregrine To the Rescue: Trust In God

February 2014 – Vol. 47, No.3

In this issue:

  • Virtue: Penance
  • Penance – The ‘How-to’ For The 21st Century
  • Listening As Positive Penance
  • The Women Of The Passion
  • The Holy Land Pilgrimage: A Must For St. Francis
  • The First Franciscan Martyrs: St. Berard And Companions
  • Director’s Letter
  • A Lifetime Of Serving God And Others Celebrating Our Senior Friars
  • Words Worth Noting
  • Our Readers Gladly Write…
  • No Sackcloth And Ashes Today
  • The Easter Celebration And New Christians
  • God Calls You … Ever Awaiting Your Response