Priests

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Rev. Fr. Patrick Mary

Status – Priest Title – Community Vocations Director; Council Bio - Rev. Fr. Patrick Mary, MFVA was born in...
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Br. Leonard Mary

Rev. Fr. Leonard Mary

Status – Priest Title – MFVA Media Manager Bio - Rev. Br. Leonard Mary, MFVA comes from East Los Angeles,...
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Fr. Anthony Mary

Rev. Fr. Anthony Mary

Status – Priest Title – Community Servant Bio - Rev. Fr. Anthony Mary, MFVA originally is from Cologne,...
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Fr. Joseph Mary

Rev. Fr. Joseph Mary

Status – Priest Title – Local Vicar Bio - Rev. Fr. Joseph Mary, MFVA was born and raised in eastern...
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Fr. Mark Mary

Rev. Fr. Mark Mary

Status – Priest Title – Council Bio - Rev. Fr. Mark Mary, MFVA grew up in Huntsville Alabama.  After...
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Fr. Dominic Mary

Rev. Fr. Dominic Mary

Status – Priest Title – Canon Lawyer Bio - Rev. Fr. Dominic Mary, MFVA comes from Wisconsin.  While...
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Fr. Miguel Mary

Rev. Fr. Miguel Marie

Status – Priest Title – Vicar Community Servant; Council Bio - Fr. Miguel Marie, MFVA immigrated with...
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Br. John Paul

Rev. Fr. John Paul Mary

Status – Priest Title –   Bio - Rev. Fr. John Paul Mary, MFVA was born and raised in New Freedom,...
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Br. Paschal Mary

Rev. Fr. Paschal Mary

Status – Priest Title – Bio - Rev. Fr. Paschal Mary, MFVA comes from Ohio.  After high school he became a...
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Rule & Admonitions of St. Francis

Rule & Admonitions of St. Francis

I. THE BODY OF CHRIST

1. The Lord Jesus says to his disciples: I am the way, the truth and the life; no one comes to the Father except through me. 2. If you had known me, you would also have known my Father and from now on you will know him and have seen him. 3. Philip says to him: Lord, show us the Father and it is enough for us. Jesus says to him: 4. Have I been with you for so long a time and you have not known me? Philip, whoever sees me, sees also my Father (Jn. 14:6-9).

5. Sacred Scripture says that the Father lives in inaccessible light (cf. 1 Tim. 6:16), and God is Spirit (Jn. 4:24) and, No one has ever seen God (Jn. 1:18). 6. Therefore he cannot be seen except in the Spirit since it is the Spirit that gives life; the flesh does not offer anything (Jn. 6:64). 7. But neither, inasmuch as he is equal to the Father...

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MFVA Constitution

MFVA Constitution

The Franciscan Missionaries of the Eternal Word (MFVA) is a Public Clerical Association of the Faithful, located in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Birmingham in Alabama. They were founded in 1987 by Mother Angelica, who also founded the Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN) and the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament.

The primary residence of the Friars is in Irondale, Alabama and is next door to EWTN. They also have residences in Emmitsburg, Maryland, where their Seminarians attend Mount Saint Mary's Seminary, and in Hanceville, Alabama, near the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament.

The Friars' apostolate is to communicate the Catholic faith by word and example. It involves using the media: television, radio and the Internet, as well as publishing and conducting retreats...

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