9th day

«His message brings us joy: "I have said these things to you, so that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be complete" (Jn 15:11).»

-Pope Francis, The Joy of the Gospel


Comment from our readers…

In the concentration camp where Father Kolbe was held, a meager bowl of soup was their only material support for survival. One day, a young man shamelessly addresses Father Kolbe: Give me your soup, you are too old anyways. Rather than balk before this malice, Father Kolbe gave him his bowl of soup with a smile. Isn't this a beautiful example of Franciscan joy?