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January 28, 2013 The Franciscan Spiritual Center has had a lot of activity this past month.  At the beginning of the month our Women’s Awareness group focused on ZENTANGLE which is an art form that allows you to freely create beautiful patterns in a quiet meditative manner.  The tag line they use  is anything is possible […]

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9 Day Old New Year’s Resolutions — Be Kind to Yourself

January 10, 2013 Well here we are 9 days post New Years.  How many New Years Resolutions did you make and break already?  In my life, once the New Year begins the pace picks up significantly and I no longer  want to be bothered by resolutions  By about the 2nd week all resolutions are gone. […]

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A Birth and a Rebith

December 21, 2012 As we get closer to Christmas I share with you this prayer from the Iona Community, an ecumenical Christian Community of men and women from different Christian traditions and from different walks of life.  We used it for our retreat on Evolutionary Spirituality and also for our Employee Christmas Prayer.  It touches […]

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Feast of St. Francis

The feast of St. Francis has finally arrived.  Despite the dismal weather that appears outside our window, there is bright sunshine and joy everywhere inside.  Last evening’s Transitus led us to that deep satisfaction of knowing and following such a love-struck troubadour who wanted simply to follow in the footsteps of his Lord.  We also know how […]

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Feast of St. Francis

October 4, 2012 The feast of St. Francis has finally arrived.  Despite the dismal weather that appears outside our window, there is bright sunshine and joy everywhere inside.  Last evening’s Transitus led us to that deep satisfaction of knowing and following such a lovestruck troubadour who wanted simply to follow in the footsteps of his Lord. […]

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Transitus

Today is the vigil of the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi.  Franciscans from all around the world have a Transitus celebration this evening.  The Transitus is a Franciscan devotion to ritually remember the passing of Saint Francis from this life into God. It is similar to what you might do on the anniversary of […]

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Angels: Yes or No?

Today is the Feast of the Guardian Angels.  As Fr. Cyprian said at Mass this morning, some people believe in them and some people don’t  — Me, I’m a firm believer!  One of the Fathers of the Church, St. Basil the Great (329-379AD) told us:   “Beside each believer stands an angel as protector and shepherd leading […]

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My First Blog

Today is my first day blogging for the Franciscan Spiritual Center.  I come with excitement but some anxiety not knowing what you, our readers, would like most to hear.  You’ll have to direct me as I move forward into this new blogging world.  Today is an exquisite day in the neighborhood, bright sunshine and blue […]

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