Homily #091126m ( 09min) Play – St. Leonard of Port Maurice (1676-1751). Joining a branch of the Franciscans of the Strict Observance, St. Leonard desired to be sent on mission to China but was held back by sickness. He instead began preaching missions in Italy and attracted huge crowds in Rome. This great preacher worked for devotion to the Blessed Sacrament, Sacred Heart, Immaculate Conception, and the Stations of the Cross, of which he erected almost six hundred throughout the lands.
Father explains how, following the example of our patron saint of parish missions, St. Leonard, we should encourage missions at our parish as these can be times of very special graces..
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