August 2018

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St. Francis Meets the Leper

In embracing the leper, St. Francis experienced a singular moment of grace.
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Don’t Let Illness Get You Down

Good health is undeniably one of our greatest blessings from God. Be it minor aches and pains, an annoying chronic condition, or a debilitating illness, health issues are welcomed by no one.
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I (Still) Have a Dream’: St. Francis of Assisi School

During the 50th anniversary of a key year in the civil rights movement, St. Francis School looks to the future in Mississippi.
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At Home on Earth: Chop Wood, Carry Water

A Zen Buddhist teacher I know recently shared with me a famous saying from his tradition: "Before enlightenment, chop wood and carry water. After enlightenment, chop wood and carry water."
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Radical Saint, Radical Faith: Clare of Assisi

She gave up a world of privilege for a world of poverty. Her profound faith is a model for us all.
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Jesus, the Prophet

If we look at Jesus as human, as his earliest disciples did, it may change the way we follow his teachings.
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