Minute Meditations

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Lovely Lady Poverty

This mystery of gospel poverty is the great desire of Francis’s heart and soul because it is the mystery of Christ, who is being born within Francis as Francis dies to himself to become like Christ.
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St. Francis: Weak in Body, Strong in Spirit

The beauty of Francis’s world after his experience of the San Damiano cross is that it largely shielded him.
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Wait in Silence

I have found that if someone is going to work hard at being immersed in God, the effort should not be just in the praying itself but in becoming yourself a place of prayer.
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‘God Breaks through to Me’

What happens is that you realize that you cannot connect to God by sheer force of will or by a multitude of prayers.
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Remember to Remember God

I have tried to learn from St. Francis. In my home, pinned to the curtain of my front door, is a reminder—"Remember to remember God."
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Hearts Moved to Praise

When we can see God reflected in all that exists, our hearts are moved to praise the Lord for all his creatures and to worship him in union with them.
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Related and Connected

When I take the time to remember where I am, who is with me, and what is around me, I come to my senses.
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