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Apr 6, 2021

The Labor Pains of Christ’s Passion

Fr. Mark-Mary brings guest Joanna Griffin on camera to share her (first) birthing experience and how it made her look at Christ’s passion in a whole new light. And just like her son Benedict—who is alive because of her efforts—will never fully understand what she went through to bring him into this world, we’ll never fully understand what Christ gave in order to bring us into eternal life.

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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. 

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