Oct 27 – S. of God Alexander of Hales – Franciscan Saint of the Day

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The Life of S. of God Alexander of Hales, Confessor, First Order (1185-1245) for the Franciscan Saint of the Day for Oct 27.  Alexander of Hales was born in England and was a professor at the University of Paris and laid the foundation for Scholasticism and was the mentor of St. Thomas and St. Bonaventure.

Reflection is on love for Our Lady where Alexander followed in the footsteps of  St. Francis.
Love of Mary is manifested in the practice of the virtues and in the promotion of devotion to her.
Love of Mary is a sign of predestination to heaven.

For more on S. of God Alexander of Hales
- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_of_Hales
- https://www.newadvent.org/cathen/01298a.htm

Also on Youtube: https://youtu.be/AS3vruILrOA

Read by Fr. Terrance Chartier, FI from Marion Habig's 'The Franciscan Book of Saints' Revised Edition, Franciscan Herald Press, ISBN: 978-0819907516

Playlist of Franciscan Saints: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2TxcAETrU_k&list=PLejh_e0-LN4wErRczZGry4TXytCZFiLCm
Graphic By George Glover - https://www.npg.org.uk/collections/search/portrait/mw124036/Alexander-of-Hales, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=106777334

Ave Maria!
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