“May the Lord give you peace!”  

This is a greeting regularly used by St. Francis of Assisi.   This afternoon I had a young man of twenty two come to talk to me about the ‘Franciscan Way’ of life.  He was from the South of Ireland.   Tonight I had a man of twenty seven from the North of Ireland call looking for information on being a Franciscan.   Isn’t it just amazing that 800 years after the foundation of our Order the ‘Order of Friars Minor’  that men are still attracted to the ‘Franciscan Way’?   Keep these men and other men who are discerning their vocation to our way of life with me in your daily prayers.  
May the Lord give you peace.