Max Marie, Franciscan Hermit

The city is a desert of isolated lonely people. This is where I dwell. I hope to bring light to darkness through prayer. I am my anchorhold.

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Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, United States

I am professed member of the Ordo Franciscano Saecularis (Latin for Secular Franciscan Order). One day I would like to make profession of the evangelical counsels under Canon 603.

  • Wednesday, May 26, 2010

    Ember Wednesday

    Today is an Ember Wednesday. The word ember is a corruption of Tempora - the proper term being Quatuor Tempora - which means 4 times. They are seasonal celebrations to do penance and give thanks to God for the bounty heaped upon us by His grace. As the beginning of Summer heads our way, the Ember Days of Pentecost are celebrated.

    So, I find myself in the middle of two birthday celebrations at my office on a day I should be fasting and doing penance.

    How does one handle that?

    The Gospel of Matthew - Chapter 6 tells us that when one does things for others to see, one has received his reward. God sees the actions of our hearts and accepts them accordingly.

    So I don’t make a fuss. I don’t call any attention to myself or my actions. I accept my cake. Poke it with my fork a bit and say I’m saving it for later, when I have a good cup of coffee to go with it.

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    Blogger Catholic said...

    Hi. I am testing a vocation to be a Franciscan Hermit, and I was wondering if you have any information in regards to Franciscan Eremitism. Please let me know by either emailing me, or going to my blog and posting comments on any of my posts about it, at:

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