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Special cases

  • DeSales Program

We receive many requests to reprint material from the DeSales program. Requesters must contact The Diocese of Baker (Box 5909, Bend, OR 97708) for permission.
  • Prayer of St. Francis Song
We often get requests to reprint the lyrics and music to "Prayer of St. Francis" by Sebastian Temple. Requesters must contact Oregon Catholic Press (5536 NE Hassalo, Portland, OR 97213; 800-548-8749) for permission.

Francis Borgia: Today's saint grew up in an important family in 16th-century Spain, serving in the imperial court and quickly advancing in his career. But a series of events—including the death of his beloved wife—made Francis Borgia rethink his priorities. He gave up public life, gave away his possessions and joined the new and little-known Society of Jesus. 
<p>Religious life proved to be the right choice. He felt drawn to spend time in seclusion and prayer, but his administrative talents also made him a natural for other tasks. He helped in the establishment of what is now the Gregorian University in Rome. Not long after his ordination he served as political and spiritual adviser to the emperor. In Spain, he founded a dozen colleges. </p><p>At 55, Francis was elected head of the Jesuits. He focused on the growth of the Society of Jesus, the spiritual preparation of its new members and spreading the faith in many parts of Europe. He was responsible for the founding of Jesuit missions in Florida, Mexico and Peru. </p><p>Francis Borgia is often regarded as the second founder of the Jesuits. He died in 1572 and was canonized 100 years later.</p> American Catholic Blog Dare to love and to be a real friend. The love you give and receive is a reality that will lead you closer and closer to God as well as to those whom God has given you to love. —Henri J.M. Nouwen

Your Imperfect Holy Family

St. Daniel Comboni
The congregation founded by this Italian priest is known for spreading the Gospel throughout mission lands.

Synod on the Family
Pray that God will help the bishops meeting in Rome this month encourage families to draw closer to him.

Sacrament of Baptism
Help your children imagine their baptisms by sharing your memories of their special day.

Our Lady of the Rosary
In this month of the holy rosary, remind family and friends to pray daily for themselves and for others.

Happy Birthday
Your best wishes for their special day can be chosen, sent and received within a matter of minutes!

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