Rev. Fr. Paschal Mary
Status – Priest
Title – Vocation Director
Bio – Rev. Fr. Paschal Mary, MFVA comes from Ohio. After high school he became a seminarian for the Diocese of Toledo, OH. He was sent to Pontifical College Josephinum to study philosophy and began his training for the priesthood. While in seminary he met seminarians that had an interest in religious life. He earned a bachelor degree in philosophy and literature from the Josephinum. Following his graduation he left the diocese and joined the Franciscan Missionaries of the Eternal Word in October 2006. Since his entrance he has overseen remodeling projects at the Annunciation Friary worked in varied studio production positions at EWTN. He professed final vows on August 2, 2011. Currently he assists with Community renovation projects and MFVA Media. Br. Paschal was ordained a deacon on June 2, 2012. He was ordained to the priesthood by Bishop Robert Baker on June 22, 2013. Father serves as our Vocation Director, Assistant General Manager of MFVA Media, and is in charge of friary maintenance.
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...
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...