Jan 10 – Bl. Gregory X – Franciscan Saint of the Day

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The Life of Bl. Gregory X, Pope, Third Order (d. 1276) for the Franciscan Saint of the Day for Jan 10. Gregory X was born born Teobaldo Visconti and he preached a crusade but also worked for peace. He was then elected pope where he worked for unity between the East and West churches at the Council of Lyon. He made St. Bonaventure a cardinal.

Reflection is on the importance of unity
Christians should all work for unity, especially Franciscans
St John and St Paul on unity

For more on Bl. Gregory X
- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Gregory_X
- https://www.roman-catholic-saints.com/blessed-gregory-x.html

Council of Lyon: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_Council_of_Lyon

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

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

Ave Maria!

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