Join us on Wednesday, 3rd October 2018 at 7.45 pm in Our Lady of Arabia Auditorium as we witness the Transitus, a ceremony which annually commemorates the passing of St. Francis from earthly life to eternal life.
St. Francis wanted to renew the Church. At the Transitus, we come together to reflect on how Francis’ life was like a grain of wheat that fell to the ground and sprouted and yielded a rich harvest. The grain of wheat Francis most desired to see grow and bear fruit was for each of us to find our way to love and know the love of Christ as deeply as he did, and from there, our lives would produce a rich harvest.
Francis lived his life motivated by his deep love for Christ.
He was a reconciler, loving his enemies, because he knew the love of Christ.
He was relevant to the poor and outcast because he knew the love of Christ.
He was radical in his desire to renew the church and society, because he knew the love Christ.
He was relational, honoring all of God’s creation, because he knew the love of Christ.
We remind ourselves during this ritual of the blessing Francis bestowed upon his followers near the end of his life when he said, ‘I have done what is mine to do, may Christ inspire you to do what is yours.’