Dear Friends,

May the Lord give you peace in 2019!    ‘In all his preaching, before he proposed the word of God to those gathered about St. Francis of Assisi first prayed for peace for them, saying: “The Lord give you peace.”

He always most devoutly announced peace to men and women, to all he met and overtook.   For this reason many who had hated peace and had hated also salvation embraced peace, through the cooperation of the Lord, with all their heart and were made children of peace and seekers after eternal salvation.’   From the First Life of St. Francis by Thomas of Celano.    

Many blessings and good health to you and yours in the coming year.   May you be peace seekers and embrace peace!!!