Jan 23 – S. of God Zachary of Alemquer – Franciscan Saint of the Day

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The Life of S. of God Zachary of Alemquer, Confessor, First Order (Early 1200s) for the Franciscan Saint of the Day for Jan 23.  Zachary of Alemquer was an early follower of St Francis who was sent to Spain and Portugal to start friaries and many miracles were attributed to him  and was able to strengthen the faith of many and grow the Franciscans throughout Portugal

Reflection is on the power of prayer, Ask and you will receive as God promised and will keep his promise
we must have firm trust and perseverance
Prayers are not always answered as we expect, often giving the greater gifts of humility and patience

Also on YouTube: https://youtu.be/eI7oQpRv3qo

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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