How to Keep Going

There’s a virtue that keeps the other virtues going. There’s a skill required to say “yes” to God each and every day. There’s a quality that’s increasingly rare that’s never been needed more than now.


Today, Fr. Mark-Mary explains why you should start pursuing perseverance today, and how to unite your prayer with the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal for the grace to receive this virtue.

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.