Francis: Journey and the Dream

I love St. Francis. As a kid, I especially loved the hymn “Make me a Channel of Your Peace” as it was a calming, strong song. Fast forward to college and discerning a life changing decision, when a wise man sent me St. Francis’ Prayer Before the Cross. Now, in the present, I admire him still. And in just days, I’ll be visiting his hills, his home, and tracing his journey, living out my dream.

October 4th is the Feast of St. Francis. Five years ago, I first joined in this jubilee with my service community. Last year, it marked the beginning of a new chapter- the journey of living alone! This year it marked celebration of a work success.

Therefore, in honor of Francis & his message of peace, here are a few of his notable words.

 

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“Start by doing what is necessary, then what is possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.”
― St. Francis of Assisi

“He who works with his hands is a laborer.
He who works with his hands and his head is a craftsman.
He who works with his hands and his head and his heart is an artist.”
― St. Francis of Assisi

“The deeds you do may be the only sermon some persons will hear today”
― St. Francis of Assisi

“While you are proclaiming peace with your lips, be careful to have it even more fully in your heart.”
― St. Francis of Assisi

Where there is charity and wisdom, there is neither fear nor ignorance.
― St. Francis of Assisi

Preach the Gospel. If necessary use words.

― St. Francis of Assisi

Go forth friends, to live out the Journey and the Dream.

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