Tag: endurance

Perfect Joy

Not in knowledge or conversions            in healings, exorcisms, or raisings of the dead                      is to be found perfect happiness But despite hostility, assault and attack           to praise God daily therein he said is perfect joy. Image by Yamid arevalo castro from Pixabay

Reflections on The Poverello (9) – The Endurance of The Poverello

One passage in The Little Flowers of St. Francis is about endurance.  Whatever else Francis of Assisi was, he was certainly resilient!  It’s an extended passage but worth reading in full: ONCE … St. Francis called Friar Leo … and spoke…: "O Friar Leo, although the minor friar should give sight to the blind, make … Continue reading Reflections on The Poverello (9) – The Endurance of The Poverello

Let Us Receive

Let us receive From those . Who have gone before All they had . To give To the universe . The depths Of their knowledge . The vastness Of their love . Their endurance Of many sufferings . And the words They spoke . Which reverberate Even now . Like the echoes Of God. . … Continue reading Let Us Receive