Dear Friends,
The Lord give you peace!   You may notice that I often use the word ‘peace’ in my blogs.   Peace was central to the life of Francis of Assisi.   He always proclaimed peace – indeed his first biographer Brother Thomas of Celano has this to say about him:amnesty2.jpg

“In all of his preaching, before he presented the word of God to the assembly, he prayed for peace saying:  “May the Lord give you peace.”   He always proclaimed this to men and women, to those he met and to those who met him.   Accordingly, many who hated peace along with salvation, with the Lord’s help wholeheartedly embraced peace.   They became themselves children of peace.”

God bless,