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The Skateboarding Friar (video)

Zoe Romanowsky - published on 11/12/14

Bringing God to the streets... and the skate parks

St. Francis of Assisi said to preach the gospel always; and if necessary, use words. Franciscan friar Fra Gabriel takes these remarks to heart. Before he became a friar, he was a skateboarder, but left it behind when he entered religious life. A few years later his superiors encouraged him to take it up again and now Fra Gabriel uses his passion for skateboarding to reach out and share God’s love with others. 

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