Praying the Saints: Saint Francis of Assisi

Praying the Saints: Saint Francis of Assisi

There is no doubt that Francis prayed for peace, and sought to bring it about in many ways. But that also means that he was asking God’s help in real-world situations where peace was nowhere to be found. That is the difficulty in understanding a Saint who has become so familiar to us. Because the musical, artistic, and cinematic portraits are ingrained in our consciousness, it is all too easy for us to think that St. Francis was a simple, one-dimensional character who now graces our backyards with birds on his shoulder. But the story of Francis’ spirituality is much more complex than that, and his spirituality makes for a fascinating, inspiring, and instructive story.

A Gift from the Sea

A Gift from the Sea

Anne Morrow Lindbergh’s classic book A Gift from the Sea has nourished, inspired, and counseled women since its publication in 1955. Sr. Jane Schlosser, R.S.M. has directed retreats for women guided by the insights of this wonderful book for more than 20 years. Hundreds of women have benefited from this experience.

Praying the Saints: St. Pope John XXIII

Praying the Saints: St. Pope John XXIII

  Thursday, November 6 6pm – 9pm Fr. Glenn Snow -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- This is the second in a series by Father Glenn called: Praying the Saints. Pope John XXIII was declared a Saint by Pope Francis earlier this year. He is revered by many, derided by some, and quite often reduced into a caricature which says […]