Saint Berard and Companions
Saint Francis considered Saints Berard and his companions as true Friars Minor because they were willing to lay their lives on the line for the faith. Such heroic virtue inspired Saint Anthony to join the Franciscans.
She was a big deal—until she wasn’t. Joan of Arc (about 1412-1431) heard voices of saints from an early age. Eventually Joan was burned at the stake as a witch and heretic.
Growing in Mindfulness
Gratefulness can be practiced, cultivated, learned. And as we grow in gratefulness, we grow in mindfulness.