Peace Prayer of St. Francis

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Peace Is a Gift

Peace is a gift from God. Human actions that cooperate with God’s grace activate peace in the world.
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Editorial: Following St. Francis of Assisi into the New Year

St. Francis is someone whom people often turn to for inspiring words—even though he actually didn’t say some frequently attributed to him.
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Relief on stone of a dove with a twig, the Christian symbol of the Holy Spirit, as well as symbolic rebirth and traditional secular symbol for peace.

The Peaceful Spirit of St. Francis

In his writings and in the early biographies of St. Francis, he emerges as a person formed and informed by the Gospel of Jesus Christ. What does that mean? How do we even begin to live the Gospel, as he ...
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A Look at the Peace Prayer of St. Francis

The Peace Prayer of St. Francis is a deep well of spiritual wisdom. We are wise to visit this well often.
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Origin of Saint Francis’ Peace Prayer

I keep seeing Saint Francis of Assisi credited as saying, “Preach the gospel at all times. Use words if necessary.” I have looked in several places but cannot find where Saint Francis said this.
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How to Be an Instrument of Peace

Saint Francis of Assisi once summed up the mission of the community he founded. “Brothers,” he said, “we have been called to heal wounds, to unite what has fallen apart, and to bring home those who have lost their way.”
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