Posts Tagged: St Francis

Francis and the Wolf

Inspired by last weeks Franciscan Benediction that Paul shared with us from Work of the People * and Richard Rohr Centre for Action and Contemplation* talking about St Francis of Assisi in the context of non violence and peacemaking, I was inspired to be a bit Franciscan this morning. https://www.theworkofthepeople.com/ A Franciscan Benediction  https://cac.org/ Daily… Read more »

The Divine Dance

Following last weeks Third Space I tried to use as few words as possible and allow some time for contemplation. We were also going to be very Franciscan so we began with: The Canticle of the Creatures Most High, all powerful, good Lord, to you be praise, glory, honour and all blessing.       … Read more »

Advent Hope

On a beautiful but chilly Sunday morning we met by the river in the park. Lighter of lights – illumine us  Fire of fires – thaw us  Power of powers – strengthen us  Lover of lovers – warm us Teller of tales – encourage us  Destroyer of darkness – save us  Touchstone of truth –… Read more »

The One and the Many

On a beautiful, warm sunny morning we sat in the park and shared a Richard Rohr meditation: Perennial Tradition Richard Rohr You can call it the collective unconscious; you can call it the One Spirit of God—the question is, why are so many people from different cultures, countries, ethnicities, educations, and religions saying very similar… Read more »

Franciscan Incarnational Theology

ThirdSpace met yesterday (Wednesday) evening at Holly House to learn about Franciscan Incarnational Theology. A member of our community introduced the subject, followed by questions and discussion. Incarnation instead of atonement. (Richard Rohr). Franciscans never believed that “blood atonement” was required for God to love us. Our teacher, John Duns Scotus (1266-1308), said Christ was… Read more »

living peacefully on earth

Richard Rohr’s Daily Meditation From the Center for Action and Contemplation Living Peacefully on Earth To live non-violently—both toward humans and nature—requires that we recognize God’s image in each living thing. We cannot be violent toward someone or something when we see the divine in them. My friend and nonviolent activist John Dear recently published… Read more »

Being Like Jesus

Meeting outside and enjoying the sunshine and bird song I often whimsically think we may be a bit “Franciscan”. So I began to look at the life of St. Francis.    A few months ago at Third Space  we talked about how in today’s world only certain types of Christians seem to get respect. Poets,… Read more »