Minute Meditations

Higher Calling

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Being Franciscan is not about wearing a brown or gray habit or a Tau cross. It is a way of living, choosing to embrace all creation, not being a passive observer or a victim. For St. Francis, prayer was a way of life, a way of being. If I look in the mirror and I don’t see Christ, how can I expect to be the image of Christ to others?

Not everyone is called to be a professed Franciscan. But everyone is called to be Franciscan.

—from St. Anthony Messenger‘s “Living as St. Francis of Assisi Did
by Patrick Carolan

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