I’m pleased to report that we’ve made some adjustments this week to the web page, to assist in navigation, remove old or unused pages, and also offer some new and exciting information. We hope you will enjoy it!
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Sr. Miriam has done a marvelous piece of editorial for our Christmas Newsletter, which arrived this morning hot off of her press there in Dunedan, New Zealand.
Click HERE to download the PDF version of this latest, great work!
The early biographies of Francis tell us that he used the Tau very often as an expression of his devotion to the Cross of Jesus. We have copies of some of his letters in which he made the sign of the Tau in his own hand. On the wall of the little chapel of St. Mary Magdalen at Fonte Colombo the usual design used by the Poverello traced in red is to be found.
Most people know that St. Francis of Assisi was a lighthearted troubadour of Italy who experienced a religious conversion and became a saint with an uncanny influence over animals and birds. It is on record that the troubadours were a relic of Saracenic musicians (Saracen, an archaic name for Muslims used by Europeans) and poets. (more…)
We are living in a time of brokenness and everyone is affected. We see brokenness in the guiding institutions of society upon which we have always depended to provide for the common good. We see brokenness in individuals, in our families, and in our environment.
“Where there is charity and wisdom, there is neither fear nor ignorance. ” – Francis of Assisi
What is the ‘pulling power’ that draws hearts to embrace God to a life of lay monasticism in the modern world? Could it be escape? Or, could it be considered pure unadulterated madness? Either way, the heart that searches for God will not rest until it finds God! The Psalmist reminds us that, ‘like the deer that yearns for restful waters, so my soul is thirsting for you my God.’