SAINT FRANCIS OF ASSISI
This season's featured words from our saints are reflections on the coming of Jesus Christ and exhortations to those who would follow Him by Saint Francis of Assisi. Francis, christened with the name Giovanni di Pietro di Bernardone, was canonized within two years of his death by Pope Gregory IX in 1128. He is honored is the patron of animals, the natural world, and Italy.
Announcements of interest to the wider PILGRIM community.
A short story by Timothy Ruppert of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. Posted 1 December 2013.
An excerpt from the writings of Joseph Ratzinger before he was Pope Benedict XVI, reminding us how liturgy and communion with the Blessed Sacrament are ends of Christian life and not means of making the Church's messages more palatable to the world.
An excerpt from the English translation of François Mauriac's Le Fils de l'Homme (1958).
Andy Smith of Columbia, South Carolina, USA reflects on the Incarnation and and the impetus toward divine worship. Posted 29 November 2011.
By Christopher Killheffer of New Haven, Connecticut, USA. Posted Advent/Christmas 2010.
By Grace Andreacchi of London. Posted 16 December 2012.
Michael Baruzzini of southern Tennessee, USA reflects on our homes and yearnings for them at Christmastime. Posted 29 November 2011.
By Rita A. Simmonds of Brooklyn, New York, USA. Posted 4 January 2013.
A short story by Patrick Cook of Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA. Posted 1 December 2013.
A poem by Benjamin Baxter of Fresno, California, USA. Posted 1 December 2013.
A poem by Sr. Julia Walsh, FSPA, of La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA. Posted 1 December 2013.
A cento by Kathleen Gunton of Orange, California, USA. Posted 1 December 2013.
A drawing by Bronwen McShea of New York, New York. Posted 29 November 2011.
A short story by Dena Hunt of Valdosta, Georgia, USA. Posted 15 September 2013.
A poem by Marilyn MacArthur of Concord, New Hampshire, USA. Posted 15 September 2013.
A poem by Nettie Farris of Floyds Knobs, Indiana, USA. Posted 15 September 2013.
A poetic account of the life of a sixth century saint of Wales and Cornwall, by Jacob Riyeff, Obl.S.B., of South Bend, Indiana, USA. Posted 15 September 2013.
By Jeannine Pitas of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Posted 15 September 2013.
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