You may or may not have noticed, but I am not around this weekend. I am at the beach…sort of. This weekend, as we receive and welcome Father Ricky Bermas of the Diocese of Legazpi in the Philippines for our part in the Diocesan Mission Cooperative, St. Jerome’s of Largo is receiving me on behalf of Franciscan Mission Service (FMS).
FMS sends lay people on modern mission. As Franciscan followers of Christ, they build partnerships with Catholic women and men who are inspired to live and serve in solidarity with economically poor communities across the globe – and to bring the transformative experience of mission to North American societies and churches as advocates for peace, justice, reconciliation, and care of creation. Back in the day, I served with FMS in Kenya. Continue reading