St. Francis – The Canticle of the Creatures

October 4 is the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, one of the most beloved and, perhaps, least imitated of the saints. Too often Francis is sentimentalized and domesticated. Francis, however, sought identification with Christ through the poverty and suffering of Christ, his fellow human beings, and his own. He received the stigmata, the marks of Christ’s wounds, on the Feast the Holy Cross, September … Continue reading St. Francis – The Canticle of the Creatures

A Franciscan Blessing For Justice And Peace

May God bless you with discomfort… at easy answers, hard hearts, half-truths, and superficial relationships. May God bless you so that you may live from deep within your heart where God’s Spirit dwells. May God bless you with anger… at injustice, oppression, and exploitation of people. May God bless you so that you may work for justice, freedom, and peace. May God bless you with … Continue reading A Franciscan Blessing For Justice And Peace