This is a free show called Francis Watch that'll give a fresh perspective on the person who calls himself "Francis."
Here is my issue. It took longer than I expected, but I got caught up in editing a 2,000 word essay as well as editing the lives of the saints featured in this issue.
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I'm a busy man. It is hard to post anything really. There is no free time; there is only stolen time.
Here are a few things I regret about this issue of the 'zine:
1. I didn't include the Christmas novena. Here it is: https://www.ewtn.com/devotionals/novena/christmas.htm We are praying it every night. I like it because it gets at the essence of Christmas. Here is yesterday's prayer:
O Dearest Infant! Tell me, what hast Thou come on earth to do? Tell me, whom art Thou seeking? Yes, I already know. Thou has come to die for me, in order to save me from hell. Thou hast come to seek me, the lost sheep, so that, instead of fleeing from Thee an
Christmas season started traditionally on this day. According to the Rule 1221 of the Franciscan Order the following was to be observed today:
CHAPTER II: ABSTINENCE
6. All are to abstain from meat save on Sundays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, except on account of illness or weakness, for three days at blood-letting, in traveling, or on account of a specially high feast intervening, namely, the Nativity for three days, New Year's, Epiphany, the Pasch of the Resurrection for three days, Assumption of the glorious Virgin Mary, the solemnity of All Saints and of St. Martin. On the other days, when there is no fasting, they may eat cheese and eggs.