The Franciscan friars of the Province of Saint Barbara spent the week giving thanks because it's at the heart of what it means to be Franciscan and a Catholic Christian. We see all of life as "Gift". We are thankful for this gift and in turn share it with others out of gratitude. To give thanks is at the heart of our Catholic faith. Which is why the Church calls us a Eucharistic People because Eucharist is Greek for thanksgiving. We are called to be a people of thanksgiving.
Share and read the blog post, "Freely you have received, freely give" to reflect on the message of thanksgiving and how it relates to our common vocation to love God and our neighbor as ourselves.
Freely you have received, Freely give.
Peace and All Good,
Bro. Scott Slattum, OFM
Office of Vocations
2201 Laguna Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Phone: (408) 903-3422