Mar 20 – Bl. John of Parma – Franciscan Saint of the Day

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The Life of Bl. John of Parma, Confessor, First Order (1209-1289) for the Franciscan Saint of the Day for Mar 20. John was born in Parma, Italy, and was zealous for all the original rigors of the Franciscans, and due to his piety and competence was made Minster General of the order. He later stepped down and recommended St. Bonaventure who did succeed him.

Reflection is on renouncing and enduring and how renouncing is key to holiness
We must also endure many things example
We must endure much from the weaknesses of others and of our own

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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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