In his homily for the 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Fr. Christopher reflects on how Frances’ union with God was through his union with the suffering of Christ.

“Through the Incarnation, a transcendent God becomes immanent in creation.  Francis becomes a symbol for us of our own potential unity with God.  The stigmata helps Francis realize his own participation in divinity.  Through the stigmata he received, his understanding came through, and was expressed by, his body.  If Christ is to be born in us, He must be born in our bodies as well as in our souls.”

Read the full text of Fr. Christoher’s homily here.

View and listen to Fr. Christopher’s homily here.