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St Francis of Assisi – The Way to Serve and Work

“Let the sisters and brothers be gentle, peaceful and unassuming, mild and humble, speaking respectfully to all in accord with their vocation. Wherever they are, or wherever they go throughout the world they should not be quarrelsome, contentious, or judgmental towards others. Rather it should be obvious that they are joyful, good-humoured, and happy in the Lord as they ought to be. And in greeting others, let them say, ‘The Lord give you peace’. The true peacemakers are those who preserve peace of mind and body for love of Christ despite what they suffer in this world. As the brothers and sisters announce peace with their lips, let them be careful to have it even more in their hearts.”

Artwork by Lee Kowling ‘Francis and the Sultan’ Used with permission