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Saint Francis Ministries is a 501(c)(3) non profit organization established in 2018 that serves the Deaf and disabled in Uganda through spiritual, linguistic, and academic empowerment in order to bring the Sacraments and a fuller understanding of Christ and His Holy Church to those in need.

To learn more about the history and foundation of  Saint Francis Ministries you can read about both in this article by the Catholic News Agency

OUR PATRON, SAINT FRANCIS DE SALES

In 1605, St. Francis was introduced to Martin, who was about 25 years old, and because of his deafness had never received any kind of education or instruction in the Catholic Faith. St. Francis, being deeply moved with compassion for Martin and having the realization that he would remain forever ignorant of God and the richness of the Faith, formed his own sign language and personally taught Martin about the Catholic Faith.

In 1606, Martin was able to receive the Holy Eucharist for the first time and two years later he was confirmed. Martin had a devout prayer life, examined his conscience every evening, regularly went to confession to St. Francis, and assisted him at Mass. Almost everyday after the death of St. Francis Martin would visit his grave, until he died.

“Be at Peace.

Do not look forward in fear to the changes of life;
 rather look to them with full hope as they arise.
 God, whose very own you are,
 will deliver you from out of them.
 He has kept you hitherto,
and He will lead you safely through all things;
 and when you cannot stand it,
 God will bury you in His arms.
 Do not fear what may happen tomorrow;
the same everlasting Father who cares for you today
 will take care of you then and everyday.
 He will either shield you from suffering,
 or will give you unfailing strength to bear it.
 Be at peace,

and put aside all anxious thoughts and imagination.”

 – St. Francis de Sales 1567-1622

Nicene Creed

I believe in one God,
the Father almighty,
maker of heaven and earth,
of all things visible and invisible.
I believe in one Lord Jesus Christ,
the Only Begotten Son of God,
born of the Father before all ages.
God from God, Light from Light,
true God from true God,
begotten, not made, consubstantial with the Father;
through him all things were made.
For us men and for our salvation
he came down from heaven,
and by the Holy Spirit was incarnate of the Virgin Mary,
and became man.
For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate,
he suffered death and was buried,
and rose again on the third day
in accordance with the Scriptures.
He ascended into heaven
and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again in glory
to judge the living and the dead
and his kingdom will have no end.
I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life,
who proceeds from the Father and the Son,.
who with the Father and the Son is adored and glorified,
who has spoken through the prophets.
I believe in one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church.
I confess one Baptism for the forgiveness of sins
and I look forward to the resurrection of the dead
and the life of the world to come.
Amen.

 

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