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Francis: A Revolutionary Saint Then and Now

Apr 28, 2021
Francis: a revolutionary saint

Reflect

St. Francis of Assisi is a saint known for his love of animals, a simple lifestyle, and a joyful disposition. Though those are all true facets of his life, St. Francis also called for a revolutionary change in our relationship to God, nature, and each other. May his example guide us this day.


Pray

Brother Francis,
you gave up everything
to be with the poor
by becoming poor yourself.

You embraced the leper,
made peace with a wolf,
and repaired our broken Church.

Help me
to follow your example
and recognize who
are the lepers and wolves
in our world,
so that I may also embrace
and make peace
with them.
Guide me
to the broken places,
so that I, too,
may repair them.
Amen.


Act

Read up on St. Francis even if you feel you know him well already. Identify one action or quote of his that moves your heartno matter how small or how bigand try to apply it to your life today.


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