Jan 21 – S. of God John de Padilla – Franciscan Saint of the Day

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The Life of S. of God John de Padilla, Martyr, First Order (1500–1542) for the Franciscan Saint of the Day for Jan 21. S. of God John de Padilla was a missionary in Mexico, and New Mexico and Kansas in current day USA. He died as a martyr on the plains of Kansas after preaching and converting many in the Quivira tribe. He is the protomartyr of the United States

Reflection is on love of God and neighbor
loving our neighbor is proof of our love of God, we must love others as much as ourselves
Best to love others more than ourselves

For more on S. of God John de Padilla
- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juan_de_Padilla

Also on YouTube: https://youtu.be/OXcoI_8dPfc

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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