The poor deliver the good news

Posted by Siobhan O'Neill Meluso
Tuesday 23, September 2014 | Category:   Mission & Evangelization,Consecrated Life
Friar Marius-Petrus Bilha mission in Honduras.
"I return from Honduras evangelized by the poor, strengthened to live out my own gift of self with love, joy, simplicity, humility, and generosity," Friar Marius-Petrus Bilha O.F.M. says of his mission trip.

From March to August, Friar Marius-Petrus Bilha had a "profound and intense 'formation' experience" at the Friars Minor Conventual mission in Tegucigalpa, Honoduras. On the outskirts of the capital, Friar Marius-Petrus did pastoral ministry at the parish of St. Maximillian Kolbe in a poor and highly dangerous area. For him "this experience was like a letter written to me by God, through the people, events, and encounters I experienced. Four special words spring up in my heart: affection, joy, simplicity, and generosity.

"I received so much more than I was able to give back. It’s really true—the best evangelizers are the poor!" 

Read Friar Marius-Petrus Bilha OFM's full mission experience here.

If you want to know more about the Franciscan communities, here are a few links:
Franciscan Friars, Conventual
Franciscan Friars (OFM) Province of Saint Barbara
Franciscan Friars (O.F.M.) Province of the Most Holy Name of Jesus
Order of Friars Minor, UK
Franciscan Brothers of Brooklyn
Franciscan Friars of St. John the Baptist Province
Franciscan Friars, Assumption of the BVM Province
Franciscan Friars, Sacred Heart Province
Franciscan Friars (T.O.R.), Immaculate Conception Province
Franciscan Friars (O.F.M.) Province of the Immaculate Conception
Franciscan Friars (O.F.M.)
Capuchin Francican Friars of Great Britian
Franciscan Friars of the Atonement







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