Jul 17 – S. of God Francis Garces & Comp – Franciscan Saint of the Day
The Life of S. of God Francis Garces & Comp, Martyrs, First Order (1738-1781 ) for the Franciscan Saint of the Day for Jul 17. S. of God Francis Garces & Comp were missionaries in Arizona living and eating like the natives, establishing many missions. During a native uprising, the missionaries were killed for the faith, their graves were miraculously found.
Reflection is on Christian Martyrdom, foretold by Christ who also died for His Church, and the martyrdom of His followers reveals the truth of the faith and they will receive the due reward in heaven.
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Read by Fr. Ignatius Manfredonia, FI from Marion Habig's "The Franciscan Book of Saints" Revised Edition, Franciscan Herald Press, ISBN: 978-0819907516
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