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The silk painting, shown above, is by Ty Mam Duw, Poor Clare Colettines, Hawarden, WALES GB. Their website is here. Ty Mam Duw is Welsh and means The House of the Mother of God. Our Lady of the Pearl cherishes their friendship and is grateful for their many kindnesses and prayers. The image is used with permission.

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Friday, October 26, 2007

The Spirit of Assisi

On October 27, 1986, the leaders of many churches, church communities, and the heads of the great religions of the world came to Assisi to pray for peace. They came at the invitation of Pope John Paul II in observance of the International Year of Peace. (See The Day Assisi Became the 'Peace Capital' of the World )

"I have chosen this town of Assisi as the place for our Day of Prayer for Peace because of the particular significance of the holy man venerated here - Saint Francis - known and revered by so many throughout the world as a symbol of peace reconciliation and brotherhood. Inspired by his example, his meekness and humility let us dispose our hearts for prayer in true internal silence. Let us make this Day an anticipation of a peaceful world." (Pope John Paul II)

On October 27, 2007, the 21st anniversary of the Day of Prayer for Peace, let us recall the Spirit of Assisi by praying for peace on earth and good will among all peoples.

Almighty God, from whom all thoughts of truth and peace proceed, kindle in the hearts of all men the true love of peace, and guide with Your pure and peaceable wisdom those who make decisions for the nations of the earth; that in tranquility Your kingdom may go forward, till the earth be filled with the knowledge of Your love; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Rule of the Secular Franciscan Order
From Article 19
Mindful that they are bearers of peace
which must be built up unceasingly,
they should seek out ways of unity
and fraternal harmony through dialogue,
trusting in the presence of the divine seed in everyone
and in the transforming power of love and pardon.

Glory to God in the highest, and peace to his people on earth.


James said...

I love your blogsite and will come back often. Regarding Article 19, I would like to share with your fraternity a recent commentary from my blog.

Peace and all good
Jim Thomas, SFO

Little Scribe said...

Thank you so much for visiting Little Scribe's blog. I shall go to your blog and read your commentary. It sounds spiritually rich and very Franciscan, of course.