COMPANIONS IN THE LORD
When St. Francis Xavier leaves on his mission, he leaves behind all his companions, whom he will never see again. He himself says that he cut out their signatures from the letters he received, including that of Ignatius, and always carried them with him. This is how he feels with them, companions in the Lord, friends in the Lord.
Today is a day to remember your companions in the Lord, those with whom you share community and journey, and to whom you are united by something that goes beyond friendship. Let them know, with a call, a message… that you carry their names in your heart.