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St. Francis of Assisi, Rule for Hermitages 2 - A Model for the Diocesan Hermit

Reflections of a Reluctant Franciscan Hermit

Being now 47, and having begun to internalise the life of Francis and Clare of Assisi during my 12th year, it surprises me to no end that I have already 35 years of study, reflection, contemplation, and forming of my life after the way of the little poor man and woman of Assisi. 3,342 more words


The Code of Canon Law on Contemplative Life and the Charism of the Laity (3 in Consecrated Life Series)

Canon 674: “Institutes which are entirely ordered to contemplation always hold a distinguished place in the mystical Body of Christ: for they offer an extraordinary sacrifice of praise to God, illumine the people of God with the richest fruits of holiness, move it by their example, and extend it with hidden apostolic fruitfulness. 72 more words


A Balancing Act

Balance. We all want it and its affects every aspect of our lives.

There is work/life balance.

The beauty & simplicity in the balance of a standing yoga pose. 191 more words



This poem was supposedly found in old St. Paul’s Church, Baltimore,USA. It is dated 1692. I have found it to be inspiring. I hope you do too. 347 more words



Do all the good you can,

By all the means you can,

In all the ways you can,

In all the places you can, 21 more words

Self Sacrifice & Service to Others

Part 12 of a 16 part series regarding morals and conduct.

In our ritual we are taught “to encourage industry and reward merit; to supply the wants and relieve the necessities of brethren” to the utmost of our power. 1,422 more words