This past Monday, June 5, our order worldwide celebrated the feast of one of our Father Founders, St. Francis Caracciolo. His feast falls normally on the 4th of June, however this year June 4 fell on Pentecost Sunday, which takes precedence over our humble St. Francis, and so we celebrated the following day. Here at Ramsey, Holy Mass was offered in his honor, while in our Seminary in the Philippines a much more historic celebration took place: The first profession of vows of Brs. Noli and Giovanni, the first fruits of our Philippine foundation (Hopefully pictures from the ceremony will soon follow). We congratulate our newly professed brothers and pray, through the intercession of St. Francis Caracciolo, that they continue in his footsteps to serve God and His Church.
Prayer in Honor of St. Francis
O God, you have manifested your love in the priest, St. Francis Caracciolo, by making him an adorer of the eucharist, a preacher of your divine love and an apostle to the poor, the sick and the sinners. Grant we beseech thee, that we may imitate his love for Jesus in the Eucharist and spare no effort to work for the salvation of our brothers and sisters, always for the greater glory of the Risen Christ. Through the intercession of St. Francis, we ask you to inspire many young men and women to follow Christ totally in a spirit of prayer, penance and zeal for the building of your kingdom on earth. Amen.