Make Me An Instrument of Peace

It was a wonderful evening as we came together to pray for peace last night. After the readings and words from Fr. Steve Patti, we processed through the church singing a chant for peace while a drum beat marked time. Then we gathered in a large semi circle in front of...

October 4, 2015

This is a big weekend for us at St. Francis as we celebrate our patron saint, Francis of Assisi. Francis was born in 1182 and died in 1226, and nearly eight centuries after his death remains one of if not the most beloved of saints. A good book about his life is...

September 27, 2015

I was very much taken by a front-page story in the News & Observer the week before last which told of an encounter of a Raleigh police officer with a man who, in a fight, threatened him with a knife. The moment was tense, but nothing came of it. A year or so...

September 20, 2015

A special thank you this week to Olivia, a young kindergarten student at our school, for her answer to a question I asked when I visited her classroom the week before last. As part of her class’s Thursday morning bible share, I asked them “Tell me about Jesus?...