Community Garden: First Fruits

Summer is here, and the Community Garden’s harvest of food for needy families is abundant. The Community Garden set a record last week for with its biggest single day harvest ever: 53 pounds of produce, 49 pounds of which were squash and cucumbers. Pat Kelly,...

Climate Change: Values and Science Call Us to Action

Responding to climate change makes sense both from our Catholic values and from a scientific viewpoint, expert speakers said recently. Over the last few weeks, the Catholic Community of St. Francis of Assisi has been holding a community conversation on climate change,...

"My New Friend"

His name was Richard. He was my new friend from the St. Francis Inn. The first night we arrived, I volunteered to be the “juice pourer” out in the courtyard. The guests were mingling out in the courtyard and I happily poured the juice. That’s where I...

Paying it Forward: Prayer, Fasting and Almsgiving

Lent is a time when the Church works to grow in holiness as we prepare for the celebration of Easter.   We make commitments to prayer, fasting and almsgiving (showing mercy).  Traditionally, prayer, fasting and mercy have been interconnected. “Fasting is the soul of...
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