Nov 8 – Bl. John Duns Scotus – Franciscan Saint of the Day

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The Life of Bl. John Duns Scotus, Confessor, First Order (d. 1308) for the Franciscan Saint of the Day for Nov 8.  John Duns Scotus was born in Scotland in 1266 and became a professor of theology in Cambridge, Paris, and Oxford a generation after St. Thomas Aquinas and St. Bonaventure and was instrumental in formulating the theological defense of the Immaculate Conception at a time when it was argued against by all other Doctors of the Church. He defended the sovereignty of the Pope over bishops and kings regarding the faith. He also defended the Christo-centric theological view called the Absolute Primacy of Christ vindicated by the feast of Christ the King.

Reflection is on the Immaculate Conception and how the Devil never had any power over Mary.
We should honor Mary for being Immaculately Conceived and avoiding all personal sin.
Ask her to help us avoid sin.

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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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Ave Maria!


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