Francis – A Man Of Prayer

Dear Friends,

Francis often went off to lonely, quiet places to pray.   One such place was the Carceri.   I quite liked this piece of sculpture depicting Francis resting in the Lord and arranged, together with other pieces, around the grounds of the Carceri.assisi09 037.jpg

Thomas of Celano, Francis’ first biographer wrote:

“For his safest haven was prayer;

not prayer of a fleeting moment, empty and proud, 

but prayer that was prolonged, 

full of devotion, peaceful in humility.

If he began at night,

he was barely finished at morning.

Walking, sitting, eating, drinking,

he focused on prayer.

He would spend the night alone praying

in abandoned churches and in deserted places

 where,

with the protection of divine grace,

he overcame his soul’s many fears and anxieties.

If you would like more information about our fraternity and our life of prayer and ministry why not contact me at:

brpatofm@hotmail.com

Wishing you peace and joy.

Fraternally,

Pat

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