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Oct 8, 2022

What Catholics Should Do With Their Money

He hasn’t even had a personal bank account in over 13 years! What can a Franciscan friar vowed to live a life of poverty possibly teach us about personal finances? We’re glad you asked.

Today Fr. Mark-Mary recommends three books on how we should treat and use money as Catholics and shares some very practical tips for how to implement those ideas in our own lives.

— BOOKS ON MONEY (Recommended By Fr. Mark-Mary) —

  1. “Happy are You Poor: The Simple Life and Spiritual Freedom” by Fr. Thomas Dubay S.M.
  2. “What Your Money Means: And How to Use It Well” by Frank J. Hanna
  3. “Habits for Holiness Small Steps for Making Big Spiritual Progress” by Fr. Mark-Mary

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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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