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Mar 16, 2021

The Power of Saying the Name of Jesus

How often do you talk about Jesus in conversation? Do you avoid mentioning him around certain friends or family? Lent is a time of aligning our hearts back to the Lord in preparation for his Passion and sacrifice on the cross, but how are we going to do that if we won’t even say his name? Today, Fr. Mark-Mary encourages us to mention Jesus in at least one conversation each week during Lent, and explains why it’s so important.

If you haven’t checked out Fr. Mark-Mary’s new book, Habits for Holiness: Small Steps for Making Big Spiritual Progress yet, you’re missing out!

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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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