Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Franciscans in the Marketplace
Recently, the Catholic News Service website posted a story about two Conventual Franciscan friars (Black robes), who are carrying on the tradition. During the summer days in Rome, along the shore of the River Tiber, during the annual Summer Festival, they set up an information stall, amongst the other stalls, restaurants, and shops. There, they pass out information about the Franciscans missions and services, to the residents, and tourists who come for the festival. Amidst all hustle and bustle of the festival, they bring a touch of Franciscan joy to all they come in contact with.