Archive for April 2019

Washing the Feet of Our Brothers

Br. Raul Diaz knows hunger.  He grew up in rural El Salvador with five siblings.  One of the highlights of his childhood was going to town with his mother to buy rice and corn.  Hopefully, the supply would last until their next trip.   These outings also provided him an opportunity to read the newspaper.  He…

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Observations from Guaymas

Each year the CFO board, travels to Guaymas.  On our recent trip, we were in awe watching the amazing Mission staff in action. Cries for help from those in need fill each day and unexpected happenings are around every corner. Their secret weapons for turning tragedy into something more manageable are patience, love and total unselfishness. Irma, the social work who has…

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The Resurrection of Guaymas

Dear Ones, The death of beloved Fr. Elias in December made us aware that many of our newer supporters are not familiar with the history of the Casa Franciscana Mission. It is the story of the resurrection and hope of the Guaymas poor, an appropriate reflection for Easter, the resurrection of Christ, the hope of the world.In 1969, the bishop of…

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