Nov 28 – St. James of the March – Franciscan Saint of the Day
The Life of St. James of the March, Confessor, First Order (1391-1476) for the Franciscan Saint of the Day for Nov 28. St. James was known for his penance, fasting, preaching in many countries to packed crowds, with many conversions attributed to him.
He declined being made a bishop.
Reflection is on the power of the word of God as an occasion of grace
Not the word of man but God who has the power to make us fruitful
The heart must be prepared to produce good fruit from the seed of the word.
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Also on Youtube: https://youtu.be/TYnqmMP5RA4
Read by Fr. Ignatius Manfredonia, 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