The dictionaries of saints leap alphabetically from St. Frances of Rome to St. Fremund, with stops along the way to a half dozen St. Francises. The saint I was looking for, however, was unlisted: “St. Franchise.” I learned about him from Omega Services and Consultants. OSCON was trying to sell me a trip to Kerala, specifically to Cochin, with the promise that we would visit “Vasco Da Gama Church (St. Franchise Church).
St. Franchise, where are you now that we need you? We live in America where we confess the creed: “I believe in One, Holy, Catholic, Apostolic and Marketable Church.” Such a church appears wherever Christianity is free and not established, which means not needing to be marketed. It cannot appear where the church is unfree and thus uncompetitive and unadvertisable.