Loving and Serving the Poor with Fr. Mark Mary Ames, CFR

Loving and Serving the Poor with Fr. Mark Mary Ames, CFR

How do we view those less fortunate than us? How do we love them, serve them, and help them encounter Christ? These questions are challenging, and honestly, much easier to avoid by dropping a few dollars into a special collection for the poor. While this act is generous, Christ calls us to so much more: a life fully alive in service to others.

Let Franciscan friar Fr. Mark Mary Ames, CFR be your guide to clarity around this challenging topic with stories, ideas, strategies, and challenges for Catholics of every background. His course will truly transform your mind, heart, and life as a disciple on mission and as a Christian in service to others.

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Loving and Serving the Poor with Fr. Mark Mary Ames, CFR
  • Chapter 25: Staying Grounded

    In this chapter, Father discusses how the poor offer medicine to the “me-centric” illness that exists in our world.

  • Chapter 26: Spiritual Fruits (Personal and Communal)

    Father Mark-Mary addresses two spiritual fruits of working with the poor. The personal spiritual fruit is a complete encounter with Jesus Christ, in other words, almost like an “eighth sacrament.” He also mentions that the communal spiritual fruit is evangelization. Serving the poor is an easy wa...

  • Chapter 27: Vocations

    Is there an opportunity for a young person to experience heroic living and heroic love in your parish community to foster discernment of religious or missionary vocations? For Father Mark-Mary, this opportunity played a key role in his discovery of his vocation to the priesthood.

  • Chapter 28: Development

    Involvement precedes investment, and charity campaigns aid capital campaigns. What does this mean? Father explains these ideas in this chapter.

  • Chapter 29: Conclusion

    Making time for this course is an investment, and it reveals your heart and how you desire to give yourself sacrificially to the Church. May these desires to love and serve the poor be put into action!

  • Loving and Serving the Poor Guide

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