MFVA Profiles - Brothers

Br. Tarcisius Maria

Status – Brother

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Bio - Br. Tarcisius Maria, MFVA is from Santa Fe, Argentina.  As a young man he served as a sacristan at his parish.  He spent four years studying law at a University in Rosario, Argentina.  During his studies he visited the Eternal Word Television Network and the Franciscan Missionaries of the Eternal Word.  In October 2004 he entered the MFVA community.  Since his entrance Br. Tarciscio has served as head sacristan for EWTN and the friars, provided Spanish translations for EWTN.  He professed perpetual vows on May 31, 2012.  Brother currently manages the EWTN & Friary sacristy, studies philosophy at our House of Studies, works in the EWTN studio, and assists with postulant formation.  Brother was recently appointed assistant Vocation Director.  Likes Italian restaurants.

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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