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01 January 2011

Words for the New Year

"The matter in question is not just the past of a religious order. Certainly Francis is a great founder, but he is even more emphatically a fearless follower of Christ, whose living image he is, the man who restored a sense of the courageous adventure of faith to the Christian ideal, and left behind him a permanent longing for sincerity at all costs in answering the call of divine love."

--Lazaro Iriarte, OFM Cap., Franciscan History

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