Advice from the Saints: Don’t Be Nosy!

We’re all on this journey towards heaven. It’s natural to look at the pilgrim next to you and think about how they’re doing. You might think of ways they can improve, or advice they might need. But what do the saints say about being so “helpful” this way?


Today, Fr. Mark-Mary tells us that if we have enough time to worry about other people and “meddle” in their affairs, then we aren’t spending enough time in our own spiritual lives.

Meet Fr. Mark-Mary

Father Mark-Mary was ordained as a Franciscan Friar of the Renewal (CFR) in 2018 and lives at a friary in the Bronx.

The mission of the CFRs is to wholeheartedly embrace Jesus through fidelity to the Church and her Sacraments. Paired with their commitment to prayer, contemplation, and study of Sacred Scripture, the CFRs serve those around them, especially the poor, in the footsteps of Christ.

Discover beautiful music from the CFRs and Fr. Mark-Mary’s book Habits for Holiness: Small Steps for Spiritual Progressboth available from Ascension.