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Nov 30, 2018

Seeing the Face of God

Can we see the face of God? And would we even know it if we did?

Brother Sean Conrad recalls a time when he visited a deformed girl in a small apartment in the Bronx. Her legs and arms were the size of a three-year old’s, but the rest of her body was that of a twelve-year old’s.

Despite her suffering, Brother Conrad saw in her the face of joy, the face of beauty, and—he dares to say—the face of God. As it says in Matthew 25:40, “Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brethren, you did it to me.”

Father Mark-Mary reminds us that it is in these moments that God reaches out to us, often in the distressed disguise of the poor and lonely.

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If you’ve been watching the CFR’s videos on Ascension Presents regularly, you’ve probably noticed how they’re popularized the phrase, “Somos peregrinos. Poco a poco, vamos a llegar” (We are pilgrims. Little by little, we will arrive.)

Br. Isaiah has put this phrase into practice with his new album, Poco a Poco

The Franciscan Friars spend hours each day in meditative prayer. They have drawn from the quiet depths of their daily prayer to write these songs which they hope will help Catholics maintain a prayerful state as they go through their lives.

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