Father Jason Lody, FCM, pastor of St. Anthony of Padua ANCC in Centreville, VA, was re-elected Minister General of the Franciscan Community of Mercy (FCM) at the order’s General Chapter in October.
Congratulations, Fr. Jason!
The FCM is an order dedicated to following in the footsteps of Christ as modeled by Saint Francis. Brothers and sisters support and encourage one another as they labor in the vineyard of the Lord serving all of God’s people. Members of the community are ordinary people who respond to an extraordinary vocation. They have answered a calling from God in their life and can be found in parishes and in soup kitchens, ministering to those with HIV/AIDS and those who have been hurt by institutional churches.