What looks ironic in the eyes of the world is providence in the heart of the believer. As I began to grow in my faith, I made friends whose families celebrated things like feastdays and baptismal anniversaries even more than birthdays and Halloween. While that was not my experience as a child, I thought I would begin those practices and looked back to find out my baptismal date. I had hypothesized that since I was born in the first week of September, it would be reasonable to estimate that I was baptized on the first Sunday in October. In 1981, that was October 4, the feast of St. Francis. I thought about how providential that would be in light of my love of Franciscan spirituality and hoped it would be true. Much to my chagrin, I learned that I was baptized on October 11. What was so great about October 11? At that point in time, I could not even find a feastday celebrated on that date. I felt a bit cheated and probably pouted, but God laughed. There is a lot
The Franciscan Way of the Sisters of St. Francis of the Martyr St. George is the road that St. Francis followed: in the footsteps of Jesus Christ and in the spirit of our foundress, Mother M. Anselma.