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August 25th - The Daily Affirmation

We live in a world of duality. If we did not have doubt we would not understand the meaning of hope. This duality is very well stated in the prayer written by Francis Bernadone back in the 12th century. 121 more words

Living With SLL

little flowers.

I try to pay attention when this crazy life slows down just enough.

Tiny themes. Parables. Accents to the usual ebb and flow of a day. 679 more words

What Price Liberty?

These images, of St Francis in the lane adjacent to Holy Rosary Cathedral, were made a couple of years apart: the first, ca 2012; the second, 2014. 88 more words


4 photos from Assisi

I have been back from Assisi for a few weeks now, after spending over two weeks on pilgrimage there. The effects of the experience are still sinking in. 669 more words


One Set of Footprints or Two?

There is a popular poem about two sets of footprints in the sand where one disappears sometimes.  It is said that in hard times, Jesus doesn’t just walk beside us, he carries us.  382 more words

St. Francis

Believing in Diabolical Powers – It’s not for wimps.

In St. Francis’s culture, the devil, demons, and evil powers had an enormous presence in the practice of spirituality.  It is impossible to know St. Francis without understanding the spiritual warfare against such evil beings that filled his daily activities.  238 more words

St. Francis

For When I Don't Have Words

Reading the news the last few weeks has left me at a loss for words. The first time I was asked to be liturgist at church this morning I turned it down. 412 more words