November 29 - Blessed Francis Anthony de Lucera
His father was an Italian farmer and died when Francis was a young boy. His stepfather treated Francis well and procured that he be educated in a monastery. When he was 15 years old, Francis was admitted as a friar. He studied greatly, was ordained a priest, and became a famous preacher and teacher. Blessed Francis Anthony cared for prisoners and for the poorest of the city.
How do you take advantage of the opportunities to study and service that you are offered?