Holy Spirit Province Saint-Esprit
Franciscans of Canada - Franciscains du Canada
Ordo Fratrum Minorum
Recently, I wrote that you don’t have to believe (in the Cause of Father Frédéric). Nor do you have to believe that a human embryo can spend nine months living in water in the mother’s womb without breathing, even though it will breathe for its whole life once it’s born. But THIS WILL HAPPEN. It’s the same with God’s promises.
You also ask if I’m promoting the Jews and Israel of today. Of course not! The point here is faith in Jesus Christ. In speaking of Father Frédéric as I do, I am promoting “ancient Israel,” whose true name is “the people of faith.” This is something amazing – a God who is a shepherd, who managed to gather a people that had been scattered for centuries and give them “a new heart.”
Roland Bonenfant, OFM