Persevering from Bitterness to Sweetness: Lessons from St. Francis

It can be hard to jump into a life of virtue. The Faith isn’t easy, so what do we do when we just aren’t feeling up to the challenge?

Today, Fr. Mark-Mary reassures us that when we choose to persevere, we can grow to love even the most uncomfortable things that God is calling us to.

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.