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2100 N 13th St

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Saint Michael the Archangel

Saint Michael the Archangel, whose name means "who is one with God," is considered the head of the heavenly host and the patron saint of the Catholic Church. It is the angel of repentance and justice.

His name is mentioned three times in the Holy Bible:

 - First in chapter 12 of the book of Daniel, where we read: "At the end of time appears Michael, the great prince who defends the sons of God's people. And then the dead will be raised. Those who have done good, to eternal life, and they that have done evil into everlasting contempt. "

 - In chapter 12 of the Book of Revelation we find the following: "There was war in heaven. Michael and his angels fought against Satan and his legions, which were defeated, and there was no place for them in heaven. The old serpent was precipitated, the devil, who deceived the world. Woe for the earth and the sea, because the devil come down unto you, having great wrath, knowing that his time is short. "

 - In the letter of St. Jude, reads: "Archangel Michael, when he faced the devil, said:" May the Lord condemn you. "So St. Michael is shown attacking the infernal dragon.

The Catholic Church has a great devotion to Saint Michael the Archangel, especially to ask him to free us from the snares of the devil and evil spirits. And when we call upon him, he defends us, with the great power that God granted him, and protects us from harm, the forces of evil and enemies.

Saint Francis

Lived from 1181 to 1226, One of the most loved and popular saints of world. Called the “Poor man”, “II Poverello”.  Born in Assisi, Italy son of Pietro di Bernadone, a rich silk merchant, Francis spent all his youth seeking his pleasures and was a popular figure amongst the teens of Assisi.

In 1202 he was called to serve in the war, and was taken prisoner in 1205 where he had visions and made a pilgrimage to Rome the following year. When he came back he was accused by his father as a lunatic and his father disowned him. Francis went to the Saint Damian Church that was in almost in ruins and with help of friends and followers he repaired it. In Portiuncula, a small chapel, he decided to take care of the poor.

On April 16th, 1209 he founded the Franciscan order. In 1210 he received the approval of Pope Innocent III, in a very dramatic papal audience. Saint Clare also of Assisi started fallowing him in 1212 and founded the Poor Clare’s order. Francis tried to travel to Syria and Morocco between 1212 and 1214 but was unable to go. He obtained the Portiuncula indulgence of Pope Innocent III and he started to regulate their order and the requirement to be a member of it. One of the requirements was complete poverty and complete obedience.

In 1212 Saint Clara and he founded the order Poor Clare’s. Saint Francis and 500 other Franciscans went to the Papal Encounter of 1212; Francis also went to Egypt and stopped by to preach to the Muslims.  He met with the Sultan Malik in Damietta, Egypt. Sultan recognized Francis as a holy man and did not allow anyone to arrest him, but he did not convert anyone in Egypt.

Francis returned to Italy because members of his order were changing the original rules to soften them. He sought the help of the Pope to protect his rules and Pope sent Francis throughout Europe and the Middle East.  

In 1223 Francis retired as superior of the order. He built a small nativity scene at Christmas that year he became the founder of the custom of making nativity scenes to adorn the churches on Christmas. On September 14, 1224 while praying in the chapel of Mount Alervia he received the stigmata. He died two years later on October 3 of Assisi and was canonized in 1228. He never ordained because he considered himself unworthy of Priesthood.

Saint Francis of Assisi made a great impact in the religious life of the Church. His life was characterized by adoration to Jesus in a cheerful and jovial and revered nature, his concern for the sick and poor was huge.

Following the example of Saint Francis of Assisi who followed completely and faithfully the Divine Master we want to be faithful followers of our Lord, in the most holy poverty and loving our brothers.


His Feast is celebrated October 4.


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Mission House

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2100 N 13th St

Kansas City, KS. 66104

 (913) 808-2884

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2226 Troup Ave.

Kansas City, KS. 66104

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Saint Clare

In 1212 a young Clare of Assisi followed the attractive example of Francis and lived, within enclosure and contemplation, the ideal of the evangelic poverty. That’s who the Poor Clare’s where founded the second Franciscan order.

Saint Clare was born in Assisi, Italia, around 1194, in a rich and noble family. She was the first born to Favarone and Hortolana, Like Ines and Beatrice, her younger sisters who later would also enter the Saint Damian monastery, Clare struggled in the love of Jesus and felt in her heart the call to follow him.

Clare dreamt of a life full of purpose that would bring her true happiness and realization. The life style of the brothers attracted her more and more each day.

After many talks with Francis, on March 18 of 1212 (Palms Sunday), she left her house quietly in the middle of the night, accompanied only by her cousin Pacifica and another faithful friend, and went to look for Francis in the Church of Saint Maria of Angels, where he and his companions already awaited.

In front of the altar, Francis cut the long and blonde hair, covering her head with a veil sign that maiden Clare consecrated herself as Wife of Christ. Neither the fury of her parents nor the tears of her country made her change her mind. Few days after, her sister Ines, went to keep her company, imbued of the same idea. Few years later her mother Hortolana, along with her third daughter Beatrice, followed Clare, going to live with her in the Convent of Saint Damian, which was the first house of followers of Saint Francis.

With the passing of the years, queens and princess, along with humble peasants, entered that convent to live there, the light of the Gospel, the fascinating adventures of the Poor Ladies, followers of Saint Francis, many that became great example of holiness for all of the Church.

Our mother Saint Clare, faithful wife of Jesus gave all her life to Him. By her example we want to be faithful souls of our Lord, never forgetting that we are the branches and he vine. (John 15, 5).


Saint Paul

“Woes to me if I do not preach the Gospel!” (1 Cor 9, 16) – The fire of the announcement of the Gospel serves as an example we need to follow. Each day we want more faithful to the Church, to announce with that warmth and Passion the Gospel where it is most needed.

A bit about the Apostle

Was born in tarsus, was a Jew and Roman citizen. Persecutor of the early Christian communities, condemned for the assassination of martyr Steven. When he persecuted Christians, on the road to Damascus, Risen Jesus appeared to him, transforming him. Since then, his life was to travel the world and announce the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and the mystery of his passion, death, and resurrection.

This conversion is one of the most important in the history of the church., shows us the great power of the divine grace, capable of transforming Paul, prosecutor of the Church, “Paul the Apostle” by excellence, he has the initiative to evangelize the pagan.

He himself confesses, on several occasions that he was a relentless persecutor of the early Christian communities. Because of this he gave himself the name “the smallest amongst the Apostles” and, “unworthy to be called an apostle”, but God, who knew his righteousness, turned the death of St. Stephen as one of the most moving in the Acts of the Apostles.

The view pointing to the heavens opened and the Son of Men, the Christ, then reigning, dominates the life of Paul, the great missionary of Christianism. Traveled through Asia, crossed the entire Mediterranean in 4 or 5 trips. Came up with a Christian theology, his epistles along with the Gospels are sources of all thought, life and mystical Christianism.

In addition to the large and continuous apostolic journeys the imprisonments and sufferings that he went through, we owe our patron, who is called high "Servant of Christ", the revelation of the Saviors message, the 14 epistles or letters. That makes up with the New Testament a Theology, exposed by the Apostle.

Never has another man appeared on earth that based so well our faith in Christ, currently or in the past, even in our own existence.  It was Paul who did this in a surpassing way.

The Apostle suffered martyrdom in Rome. The year is uncertain, but it must’ve occurred around 64 through 67. Two liturgical feasts commemorate Saint Paul. The first feast, January 25th (founding date of the City of Saint Paul, in the year 1554, the origin of the name of the state capital), was founded in Galilee, in the VIII century, to remember the conversion of the Apostle and entered the Roman calendar at the end of the X century. The second we remember his martyrdom on June 29th, just like Peter the Apostle he was inserted into the sartorial. (Book of the Saints of the Catholic Church) long before the celebration of Christmas there was the custom to celebrate Mass three times on this day.

The first mass was celebrated in the Basilica of Saint Peter in the Vatican, the second outside the walls of the Basilica of Saint Paul, and the third in the catacombs of Saint Sebastian, where the relics of the two apostles had to be hidden for some time to avoid the profanity.

There is an Echo of the tradition in fact the church provided a form of vigil mass for the following day. After Virgin Mary, it is precisely Peter and Paul the apostles, along with San John the Baptist, the most commemorated saints and the biggest solemnities in the liturgical year.

It has long been thought that June 29 was the day when, in the year 67, Peter and Paul in the Vatican Hill in the town now denominated as three sources they showed their fidelity to Christ with the shedding of their blood.

In fact, although the martyrdom is an undeniable historical fact, that took place in Rome during the persecution of Nero, the date and year is uncertain of the death of both Apostles.

While with Saint Paul there are various old testimonies that indicate the year 67, for Saint Peter there are many differences, and the studies prefer now year 64, year where but also attests to the tacit pagan historian, a huge crowd of Christians perished in the persecution that followed the fire Rome.

It seems also that the party on June 29 was the Christianization of a celebration that pagans exalted Romulus and Reno, the two founding myth characters of the Eternal city. Saint Peter and Saint Paul in fact where not the first to bring faith to Rome, they were in reality the founders of Christian Rome: an old liturgical hymn defined the Country of Rome; one of the hymns of the new breviary speaks of Rome that was “Founded with such blood”. The word and the blood are the seed that the Apostles Peter and Paul, united with Christ, planted in the Christian Rome and in the Church.


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