This week upcoming is an important one for Franciscans everywhere, as we celebrate the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi on Thursday, October 4. Some events marking this week include, on Wednesday evening October 3, a celebration of what we call the Transitus of St. Francis, to be held at 7:00pm in the main church. The Transitus is a ritual that commemorates the death of the saint, with prayers and readings. All are welcome to join us for that. On Thursday morning October 4, we will have mass at 9:00am in the main church, with the whole school, and all are invited. And next Sunday, October 7, we will have our annual blessing of the animals at 3:00pm. Please note that  this is a change from our usual day/time on Saturday. You can find the full schedule of events elsewhere in this bulletin.

A quote I found from a book by Walter Brueggemann called A Gospel of Hope, from the chapter on love of neighbor: “The quarrels we undertake must be kept in perspective, because none of these quarrels occupy this Holy Character (God) unduly. What counts is that we were not there at the outset of creation, and we will not be there at the curfew; our life between the outset and the curfew is the gift of the One who calls us not to assault neighbor but to be on our way in wonder, love, and praise.” (pg. 88). Such a beautiful passage, and source of prayer…

Blessings on your week!


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