Eager to love; Chapter Two, “A Happy Run Downward: The Inner Authority of Those Who Have Suffered”
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I believe both Francis and Clare had this kind of inner authority, and it is still part of their essential message for the world. They lost and let go of all fear of suffering, all need for power, prestige, and possession, and all need for their small self to be important, and they came out the other side knowing something essential – who they really were in God and thus who they really were.
- How does letting go of power, prestige, and possessions enable you to know who you really are “in Christ”?
Continue reading “Notes on Chapter 2: Learning More about St Francis and Creation”
Sunday, September 10 marks the start of several Saint James’ ministries and programs for the fall, and we hope you’ll jump on board!
Continue reading “Sunday, September 10: A Day You Should Be At Church!”
Oct. 4 is the Feast Day of St Francis. There is much to learn about this extraordinary man who lived in the 12th century and inspired others to honor God’s creation. When Jorge Bergoglio (Pope Francis) was elected Pope by the Catholic Church in 2013, he chose to honor this man by using his name.
In honor of St Francis, please considering participating in one or more of the following:
Continue reading “Upcoming Green Team Programs”
Sunday, September 11 is Rally Sunday at Saint James’!
That means it’s the kickoff of the ministry year, and there’s something for everyone!
Continue reading “Rally Sunday is This Sunday!”
“A sense of deep communion with the rest of nature cannot be real if our hearts lack tenderness, compassion and concern for our fellow human beings.” -Pope Francis, Laudato Si’
Pope Francis is in Washington D.C., and one of his main goals is to push for a stronger response to the ever-growing threats of climate change and environmental destruction.
While we might not have formal ties with the See of Rome, we can certainly take many an inspiration from his recent activism. See what all the buzz is about – click here for the (English!) text of “On Care for our Common Home.”