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“A Fresh Start”

Brother Paul’s Corner

Dear Friends of Franciscan Charities,

Peace be with you.

I have a new podcast where I discuss important spiritual topics, such as mercy. I invite you to listen by clicking HERE.

May God continue to bless you and your family always.

Pax et bonum.

Brother Paul


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