Dear Friends,

May the Lord give you peace!   This was St Francis’ earnest pleas to his friars: “

In the Lord Jesus Christ when (you) travel about the world, (you) should not be quarrelsome or take part in disputes with words (2 Timothy 2:14) or criticize others,
but (you) should be gentle, peaceful and unassuming courteous and humble, speaking respectfully to everyone, as is expected of (you) (Rule, 1223, chapter 3)