2,775 Medical and Dental Visits

2,775 medical and dental visits

If there was NO Christmas, there would be NO Casa Franciscana Mission. If there was NO Casa Franciscana Mission, last year our poor sisters and brothers would have gone without: ✓ 2,775 medical and dental visits providing some of the only healthcare and medications for impoverished babies, children and adults. Thank you for being God’s…

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810 Pairs of Children’s Shoes

810 pairs of new children’s shoes

If there was NO Christmas, there would be NO Casa Franciscana Mission. If there was NO Casa Franciscana Mission, last year our poor sisters and brothers would have gone without: ✓ 810 pairs of new children’s shoes making it possible for 810 children to attend school Thank you for being God’s instrument and answering the…

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A New Christmas Tradition: Prayer for Opening Gifts

Lord, let us hold this time in our hearts, the wrong sizes, the snippets of ribbon and most important, being together. Help us to remember the immense love you have for each person in this room. With every gift we open, no matter how perfect or imperfect, let us remember the many ways you gift…

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5,835 Meals for Children

5,835 meals for children

If there was NO Christmas, there would be NO Casa Franciscana Mission. If there was NO Casa Franciscana Mission, last year our poor sisters and brothers would have gone without: ✓ 5,835 meals for children served after school allowing them to go to school and for many, still have their only meal of the day…

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4,814 Food Boxes

4,814 food boxes carried by our social workers

If there was NO Christmas, there would be NO Casa Franciscana Mission. If there was NO Casa Franciscana Mission, last year our poor sisters and brothers would have gone without: ✓ 4,814 food boxes carried by our Casa Franciscana Mission social workers to the disabled and elderly in the hills of Guaymas. Thank you for…

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48,179 Meals Served

Mesón de Jesús

If there was NO Christmas, there would be NO Casa Franciscana Mission. If there was NO Casa Franciscana Mission, last year our poor sisters and brothers would have gone without: ✓ 48,179 meals served in our Mesón de Jesús (table of Jesus, the adult dining room) and Saturday showers – a luxury for those with…

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What if there had been NO Christmas?

My dear brothers and sisters, One of the late Senator John McCain’s prisoner of war experiences was shared in memorializing him. It was Christmas Eve and he had been tortured. His hands and feet were tightly bound with course rope. The pain was excruciating and with no circulation, he would have lost his hands and…

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Prayer for our Nation’s Election’s

Prayer for our Nation’s Election We thank You, Lord, for the opportunity that the upcoming election puts before us, to exercise our solemn duty not only to vote, But to encourage others to vote. We pray that Your people realize that while politics is not their salvation, their response to You requires that they be conscientious caring citizens. Awaken Your…

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Prayer for the United States Senate

Prayer for Our Senate I pray for the members of the Senate to find Your peace and direction, and for these men and women to act and lead according to Your Word. A house divided against itself cannot stand, therefore, I pray for them to be unified in doing the right thing for the sake…

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Will God Welcome You at your Transitus

My dear sisters and brothers, Each year as the Transitus (passing from this life to the next) of St. Francis approaches, I reflect on my own life and wonder at times if I am living it with a true Franciscan heart.  St. Francis opened his heart to the poor, to the lepers and to all…

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