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  • It’s time guys. Enough with the selfishness, self made pursuits and tending your garden only. The American dream is so passé. Today is a day to GIVE, to SHARE and to PROTECT life on this planet. Come for a sunset over of Art and Community beauty at Zest from 5 pm today to help rescue animals from the Australian fires in joy, peace and care. We will love to have you there 🌟
  • It’s time guys. Enough with the selfishness, self made pursuits and tending your garden only. The American dream is so passé. Today is a day to GIVE, to SHARE and to PROTECT life on this planet. Come for a sunset over of Art and Community beauty at Zest from 5 pm today to help rescue animals from the Australian fires in joy, peace and care. We will love to have you there 🌟

  •  0  1  19 January, 2020
  • I’m continuing to teach myself how to work digitally in Procreate. I’m terrible at finishes anything, just keep having new ideas that I want to try. Here are several WIP Procreate paintings that’s I have made so far. I’m not very good... haha but it’s been fun playing around and learning something new! #stfrancisofassisi #procreate #moths #wip #bird #hills #mushrooms
  • I’m continuing to teach myself how to work digitally in Procreate. I’m terrible at finishes anything, just keep having new ideas that I want to try. Here are several WIP Procreate paintings that’s I have made so far. I’m not very good... haha but it’s been fun playing around and learning something new! #stfrancisofassisi #procreate #moths #wip #bird #hills #mushrooms

  •  15  0  18 January, 2020
  • I personally love the shadow, exploring the depths of my hidden self - when I’m in a safe space. 
This can be in a therapy session, at retreat, during breathwork or stepwork or during a spiritual guidance session with my director. 
The shadows hold the parts of us we haven’t wanted to or felt able to look at, as a society and as the individual.

When I go deep diving into my psyche - I’m taking a light with me or I’m not going at all. I personally don’t explore my emotion lows if I don’t have a spiritual connection to guide me through it. I would rather numb out (on tv, food, fiction, etc) than process whatever I am moving through because I’m not able to handle it without my higher power. 
We all explore differently. I need a team of healthy trusted advisors around me so I don’t drown. I need an open connection with the Divine. I’m here on this earth at this time to explore my shadows and bring all the light I can, to witness my inner workings and to face my inner fears and to release all the emotional pain that lies dormant within me. Pain from my own life, my lineage, and the collective. 
Most people see me as a very joyful person - which I am! But I also connect very much with The Brothers and Sisters of Sorrow, because one of my purposes on this planet is to witness and guide others through all of their emotions. I feel deeply so I can serve deeply. 
I am here to remember that we don’t have to do ANYTHING alone. 
If you are moving through a shadowed time alone today, may you remember how many people love you. May you remember help is just a few movements away. 
May you remember to bring your light with you wherever you go. .
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#stfrancisofassisi #thomasmerton #exvangelical #spiritualawakening #interspiritual #spiritualdirector #deconstruction #deconversion #henrinouwen #cynthiabourgeault #contemplative #contemplativeprayer #contemplativechristianity #contemplate #christianity #centeringprayer #thepath #richardrohr #contemplativepractice #shadow #divinefeminine #divineguidance
  • I personally love the shadow, exploring the depths of my hidden self - when I’m in a safe space.
    This can be in a therapy session, at retreat, during breathwork or stepwork or during a spiritual guidance session with my director.
    The shadows hold the parts of us we haven’t wanted to or felt able to look at, as a society and as the individual.

    When I go deep diving into my psyche - I’m taking a light with me or I’m not going at all. I personally don’t explore my emotion lows if I don’t have a spiritual connection to guide me through it. I would rather numb out (on tv, food, fiction, etc) than process whatever I am moving through because I’m not able to handle it without my higher power.
    We all explore differently. I need a team of healthy trusted advisors around me so I don’t drown. I need an open connection with the Divine. I’m here on this earth at this time to explore my shadows and bring all the light I can, to witness my inner workings and to face my inner fears and to release all the emotional pain that lies dormant within me. Pain from my own life, my lineage, and the collective.
    Most people see me as a very joyful person - which I am! But I also connect very much with The Brothers and Sisters of Sorrow, because one of my purposes on this planet is to witness and guide others through all of their emotions. I feel deeply so I can serve deeply.
    I am here to remember that we don’t have to do ANYTHING alone.
    If you are moving through a shadowed time alone today, may you remember how many people love you. May you remember help is just a few movements away.
    May you remember to bring your light with you wherever you go. .
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    #stfrancisofassisi #thomasmerton #exvangelical #spiritualawakening #interspiritual #spiritualdirector #deconstruction #deconversion #henrinouwen #cynthiabourgeault #contemplative #contemplativeprayer #contemplativechristianity #contemplate #christianity #centeringprayer #thepath #richardrohr #contemplativepractice #shadow #divinefeminine #divineguidance

  •  50  0  17 January, 2020
  • Time to pull out the #StFrancisOfAssisi prayer...recently reduced Prince’s meds to 1/4 pill every three days but based on today, his body is not cooperating well with that decrease. Hoping going back to the old dosage will be what the vet recommends. Easy fix if we are lucky. #IBDKitty
  • Time to pull out the #StFrancisOfAssisi prayer...recently reduced Prince’s meds to 1/4 pill every three days but based on today, his body is not cooperating well with that decrease. Hoping going back to the old dosage will be what the vet recommends. Easy fix if we are lucky. #IBDKitty

  •  7  2  17 January, 2020
  • At times I receive messages about the theme I post, whether it is dogmatically correct, true orthodox or not. Honestly , I am the last person that can answer that, I am not a theologian, not even a good Christian most of the times. The only thing I can think of is that there is so much cruelty in this world, so if somebody can have a moment of prayer and peace through my work , then this is OK with me, so I humbly ask anyone that is offended or confused by it to forgive me 🙏
  • At times I receive messages about the theme I post, whether it is dogmatically correct, true orthodox or not. Honestly , I am the last person that can answer that, I am not a theologian, not even a good Christian most of the times. The only thing I can think of is that there is so much cruelty in this world, so if somebody can have a moment of prayer and peace through my work , then this is OK with me, so I humbly ask anyone that is offended or confused by it to forgive me 🙏

  •  126  6  16 January, 2020
  • How do we change the world? By first changing ourselves. If we desire to bring about a holier world we have to start by first seeking greater holiness ourselves. 
This is how we become the Light of the World - we take the small flame burning within us, enough to be seen by not enough to illuminate a room, and nurture it until it’s a near blinding light that can’t be hidden or put out - but spreads and illuminates everything it can touch. We stop shining for ourselves and light up for the world. 
We sanctify ourselves to sanctify society. 
How will you sanctify yourself today? How will you sanctify society today? 
#quoteoftheday 
Our #SaintOfTheDay is St. Berard (not Bernard - that’s a different guy) 
St. Berard joined the Franciscans in 1213 and, due to his combination of being an elegant speaker and fluent in Arabic, he was sent by St. Francis of Assisi with four companions to preach in Morocco. He and his companions were the first Franciscans to be imprisoned and martyred. 
They sanctified themselves and so sanctified society - leading others to Christ until the end. 
St. Berard, pray for us. St. Francis, pray for us. 
#catholic #franciscans #stberard #faith #saint #saints #catholicism #missionary #christian #christianity #stfrancisofassisi #youthministry
  • How do we change the world? By first changing ourselves. If we desire to bring about a holier world we have to start by first seeking greater holiness ourselves.
    This is how we become the Light of the World - we take the small flame burning within us, enough to be seen by not enough to illuminate a room, and nurture it until it’s a near blinding light that can’t be hidden or put out - but spreads and illuminates everything it can touch. We stop shining for ourselves and light up for the world.
    We sanctify ourselves to sanctify society.
    How will you sanctify yourself today? How will you sanctify society today?
    #quoteoftheday
    Our #SaintOfTheDay is St. Berard (not Bernard - that’s a different guy)
    St. Berard joined the Franciscans in 1213 and, due to his combination of being an elegant speaker and fluent in Arabic, he was sent by St. Francis of Assisi with four companions to preach in Morocco. He and his companions were the first Franciscans to be imprisoned and martyred.
    They sanctified themselves and so sanctified society - leading others to Christ until the end.
    St. Berard, pray for us. St. Francis, pray for us.
    #catholic #franciscans #stberard #faith #saint #saints #catholicism #missionary #christian #christianity #stfrancisofassisi #youthministry

  •  13  0  16 January, 2020
  • Just me and St. Francis excited to see the first glimpses of a million daffodils coming into bloom at our new house this morning ❤️ And a sweet little boy who knew they would make me smile if they came inside this afternoon 🥰 -
“Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
Where there is injury, pardon;
Where there is doubt, faith;
Where there is despair, hope;
Where there is darkness, light;
And where there is sadness, joy.
O Divine Master, grant that I may
Not so much seek to be consoled as to console;
To be understood, as to understand;
To be loved, as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive,
And it's in pardoning that we are pardoned,
And it's in dying that we are born to Eternal Life.
Amen.” -
TRUE STORY: God speaks to me & J through St. Francis pretty often. We lived off of St. Francis Rd. in Dallas, we relate to similarities in his story and our own, this prayer shook us and gave us fresh faith perspective, and when we drove up to take our first peeks at the house God gave us with the million daffodils, guess who was hanging out on the front porch? None other than my man in stone! 😁 He’ll forever be a sign to me of God’s goodness in our lives and his faithfulness to walk with us on our journey... So much so that I asked for him as apart of the contract! 💁🏻‍♀️ Sometimes God speaks in funny little ways - are you listening? -
#stfrancisofassisi #jesuskisses
  • Just me and St. Francis excited to see the first glimpses of a million daffodils coming into bloom at our new house this morning ❤️ And a sweet little boy who knew they would make me smile if they came inside this afternoon 🥰 -
    “Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.
    Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
    Where there is injury, pardon;
    Where there is doubt, faith;
    Where there is despair, hope;
    Where there is darkness, light;
    And where there is sadness, joy.
    O Divine Master, grant that I may
    Not so much seek to be consoled as to console;
    To be understood, as to understand;
    To be loved, as to love.
    For it is in giving that we receive,
    And it's in pardoning that we are pardoned,
    And it's in dying that we are born to Eternal Life.
    Amen.” -
    TRUE STORY: God speaks to me & J through St. Francis pretty often. We lived off of St. Francis Rd. in Dallas, we relate to similarities in his story and our own, this prayer shook us and gave us fresh faith perspective, and when we drove up to take our first peeks at the house God gave us with the million daffodils, guess who was hanging out on the front porch? None other than my man in stone! 😁 He’ll forever be a sign to me of God’s goodness in our lives and his faithfulness to walk with us on our journey... So much so that I asked for him as apart of the contract! 💁🏻‍♀️ Sometimes God speaks in funny little ways - are you listening? -
    #stfrancisofassisi #jesuskisses

  •  32  7  16 January, 2020
  • This is a big one for me - when I was at the Vipassana meditation course last month, self-doubt was the primary pain point that kept cropping up. 
Because we were silent, and basically in constant meditation, I could really see how much I doubted myself.

Anxiety feels like self-doubt to me. When I’m experiencing a lot of anxiety, I typically am not thinking very highly of my ability to handle situations.

Self doubt keeps us small and hidden. It leads to shame paralysis and fear, but when we can transform our self doubt into FAITH in ourselves we can handle anything.

The beautiful thing is that we don’t have to have faith we’ll do it perfectly. We just have to have faith we’ll do it to the best of our ability, and that our best is good enough. 
How does doubt play out in your life? Does it look like anxiety and perfectionism to you, or something different?

May you have faith in yourself today, and when doubt crops up, may you remember to breathe and take another step forward. .
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#stfrancisofassisi #spiritualawakening #spiritual #selfdoubt #remember #perfectionism #doubt #faith #faithinspired #begoodtoyourself #worthy #vipassana #vipassanameditation #recovery #remember #truth #love #youareworthy #sobriety #onedayatatime
  • This is a big one for me - when I was at the Vipassana meditation course last month, self-doubt was the primary pain point that kept cropping up.
    Because we were silent, and basically in constant meditation, I could really see how much I doubted myself.

    Anxiety feels like self-doubt to me. When I’m experiencing a lot of anxiety, I typically am not thinking very highly of my ability to handle situations.

    Self doubt keeps us small and hidden. It leads to shame paralysis and fear, but when we can transform our self doubt into FAITH in ourselves we can handle anything.

    The beautiful thing is that we don’t have to have faith we’ll do it perfectly. We just have to have faith we’ll do it to the best of our ability, and that our best is good enough.
    How does doubt play out in your life? Does it look like anxiety and perfectionism to you, or something different?

    May you have faith in yourself today, and when doubt crops up, may you remember to breathe and take another step forward. .
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    #stfrancisofassisi #spiritualawakening #spiritual #selfdoubt #remember #perfectionism #doubt #faith #faithinspired #begoodtoyourself #worthy #vipassana #vipassanameditation #recovery #remember #truth #love #youareworthy #sobriety #onedayatatime

  •  6  0  15 January, 2020
  • St. Francis retreated to this spot in the woods to pray and live in a cave starting in 1205. Other men began following him to seek peace and pray in isolated caves around the mountain - thus earning its name, Eremo delle Carceri, since carceri means “isolated places” or “prisons.” The only building at the time was a 12th century oratory where friars gathered for communal prayer. 
The hermitage was donated to Francis by the Benedictines in 1215 and he later wrote the rules for Life in a hermitage as a code for monks wishing to retreat in silence and peace. Eremo’s footprint expanded in 1400 with other buildings around Francis’ cave and the oratory.
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#italy #assisi #catholic #stfrancis #stfrancisofassisi #girlslovetravel #italytravel #italytrip #pilgrimage #travel #bestvacations #travelblogger #travelblog #travelphotography #nature
  • St. Francis retreated to this spot in the woods to pray and live in a cave starting in 1205. Other men began following him to seek peace and pray in isolated caves around the mountain - thus earning its name, Eremo delle Carceri, since carceri means “isolated places” or “prisons.” The only building at the time was a 12th century oratory where friars gathered for communal prayer.
    The hermitage was donated to Francis by the Benedictines in 1215 and he later wrote the rules for Life in a hermitage as a code for monks wishing to retreat in silence and peace. Eremo’s footprint expanded in 1400 with other buildings around Francis’ cave and the oratory.
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    #italy #assisi #catholic #stfrancis #stfrancisofassisi #girlslovetravel #italytravel #italytrip #pilgrimage #travel #bestvacations #travelblogger #travelblog #travelphotography #nature

  •  68  7  14 January, 2020
  • The Basilica of St. Francis is so picturesque atop Mount Subasio. The first stone of the lower basilica was laid the day after St. Francis was canonized. Inside are frescoes depicting Francis’ life on a wall opposite from the life of Jesus. 🕊

Francis grew up in a very wealthy family with a father who wanted him to be a businessman, but Francis wanted even more - to be a knight. He was taken prisoner during a war against Perugia, but when he was released a year later, he returned to a life of partying and desiring to be among the nobles. In his early 20s, he eventually received a message from God and gave it all up for a life of poverty. 🕊

Francis felt that all of God’s creatures were part of his brotherhood, and when humans wouldn’t listen to him, he would preach to the birds. He’s the patron saint of animals and nature because of his deep love for them. 🕊

He died in 1226 and was canonized two years later. He’s always been one of my favorite saints 🕊🌱
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#italy #assisi #catholic #stfrancis #stfrancisofassisi #girlslovetravel #italytravel #italytrip #pilgrimage #travel #bestvacations #travelblogger #travelblog #travelphotography #nature
  • The Basilica of St. Francis is so picturesque atop Mount Subasio. The first stone of the lower basilica was laid the day after St. Francis was canonized. Inside are frescoes depicting Francis’ life on a wall opposite from the life of Jesus. 🕊

    Francis grew up in a very wealthy family with a father who wanted him to be a businessman, but Francis wanted even more - to be a knight. He was taken prisoner during a war against Perugia, but when he was released a year later, he returned to a life of partying and desiring to be among the nobles. In his early 20s, he eventually received a message from God and gave it all up for a life of poverty. 🕊

    Francis felt that all of God’s creatures were part of his brotherhood, and when humans wouldn’t listen to him, he would preach to the birds. He’s the patron saint of animals and nature because of his deep love for them. 🕊

    He died in 1226 and was canonized two years later. He’s always been one of my favorite saints 🕊🌱
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    #italy #assisi #catholic #stfrancis #stfrancisofassisi #girlslovetravel #italytravel #italytrip #pilgrimage #travel #bestvacations #travelblogger #travelblog #travelphotography #nature

  •  37  2  12 January, 2020
  • San Damiano is so peaceful and feels removed from tourists, surrounded by cypress and olive trees. In 1205, San Francesco was praying in front of the crucifix in San Damiano when he received a message to rebuild the church. Francis took this literally and rebuilt it by hand. He later realized the message intended for him to repair the Catholic Church as a whole. Francis’ dear friend and follower, St. Clare of Assisi, founded the Order of the Poor Clares here in 1212 and lived out her life in San Damiano. The original crucifix is now housed in the Basilica of St. Clare, which we got to see but not photograph, and the tiny church Francis rebuilt is placed within the basilica at the base of the hills of Assisi.

In the upstairs Chapel of San Girolamo, Tiberio of Assisi’s frescoes on the apse depict the Madonna and Child between St. Francis and St. Clare. Above them are the four evangelists - Matthew, Mark, Luke and John - with their symbols.
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#italy #assisi #catholic #stfrancis #stfrancisofassisi #girlslovetravel #italytravel #italytrip #pilgrimage #travel #bestvacations #travelblogger #travelblog #travelphotography #nature
  • San Damiano is so peaceful and feels removed from tourists, surrounded by cypress and olive trees. In 1205, San Francesco was praying in front of the crucifix in San Damiano when he received a message to rebuild the church. Francis took this literally and rebuilt it by hand. He later realized the message intended for him to repair the Catholic Church as a whole. Francis’ dear friend and follower, St. Clare of Assisi, founded the Order of the Poor Clares here in 1212 and lived out her life in San Damiano. The original crucifix is now housed in the Basilica of St. Clare, which we got to see but not photograph, and the tiny church Francis rebuilt is placed within the basilica at the base of the hills of Assisi.

    In the upstairs Chapel of San Girolamo, Tiberio of Assisi’s frescoes on the apse depict the Madonna and Child between St. Francis and St. Clare. Above them are the four evangelists - Matthew, Mark, Luke and John - with their symbols.
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    #italy #assisi #catholic #stfrancis #stfrancisofassisi #girlslovetravel #italytravel #italytrip #pilgrimage #travel #bestvacations #travelblogger #travelblog #travelphotography #nature

  •  48  4  7 January, 2020

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  • Happy feast of St Francis! One of my favorite St Francis stories is one I heard a CFR friar tell a long time ago. He said that when Francis was sitting in the little broken down church that he was working to rebuild, he would stare at the crucifix and say, “Who are you and who am I? Who are you and who am I?” ⁣
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I’ve always felt that was so powerful for many reasons, and hearing that story made me realize that I needed to find the answer to both of those questions. At the time, I was making big changes in my life and about to move out of a Catholic  missionary community in the inner city after living and serving there for about ten years. ⁣
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I was so afraid, but also excited to start on a new adventure. I wrote a song about it, and part  of it goes like this: ⁣
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“Packing up this house of memories⁣
Packing up this house of memories ⁣
and I’m wondering who I really am...⁣
with each box I pack a part of me ⁣
with each box I pack a part of me ⁣
And I’m wondering who I’m gonna be ⁣
when I leave this place. ⁣
Well,  who are You? Who am I? ⁣
I know eventually I’m gonna find it ⁣
Will I let these changes ⁣
Shake the foundation ⁣
Of everything I swear that I believe in?” ⁣
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What I’ve learned and continue to learn throughout my life is that coming to know who God is and who I am is a lifelong journey. God allows our foundation to be shaken from time to time, and in the shaking we often learn true compassion and empathy for others, and how to be an ally to the marginalized. (PSA for Buffalo Catholics: the “marginalized” are not corrupt bishops in power. Just in case a certain few of you needed that little reminder). Francis learned this in deeply profound ways, and his life reflected that in a way that made people see a reflection of who God is: justice and mercy, wild and free, lion and lamb. A lover of the poor, a friend even to the animals. How amazing is that? ⁣
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ps Here’s to continuing my line of children’s saints and heroes that I began back in March. You can scroll way back to find St Gianna and Our Lady of Fatima :) #stfrancis #stfrancisofassisi #franciscan #kidlitart #henrinouwensociety #childrensillustrator #bissisterhood
  • Happy feast of St Francis! One of my favorite St Francis stories is one I heard a CFR friar tell a long time ago. He said that when Francis was sitting in the little broken down church that he was working to rebuild, he would stare at the crucifix and say, “Who are you and who am I? Who are you and who am I?” ⁣

    I’ve always felt that was so powerful for many reasons, and hearing that story made me realize that I needed to find the answer to both of those questions. At the time, I was making big changes in my life and about to move out of a Catholic missionary community in the inner city after living and serving there for about ten years. ⁣

    I was so afraid, but also excited to start on a new adventure. I wrote a song about it, and part of it goes like this: ⁣

    “Packing up this house of memories⁣
    Packing up this house of memories ⁣
    and I’m wondering who I really am...⁣
    with each box I pack a part of me ⁣
    with each box I pack a part of me ⁣
    And I’m wondering who I’m gonna be ⁣
    when I leave this place. ⁣
    Well, who are You? Who am I? ⁣
    I know eventually I’m gonna find it ⁣
    Will I let these changes ⁣
    Shake the foundation ⁣
    Of everything I swear that I believe in?” ⁣

    What I’ve learned and continue to learn throughout my life is that coming to know who God is and who I am is a lifelong journey. God allows our foundation to be shaken from time to time, and in the shaking we often learn true compassion and empathy for others, and how to be an ally to the marginalized. (PSA for Buffalo Catholics: the “marginalized” are not corrupt bishops in power. Just in case a certain few of you needed that little reminder). Francis learned this in deeply profound ways, and his life reflected that in a way that made people see a reflection of who God is: justice and mercy, wild and free, lion and lamb. A lover of the poor, a friend even to the animals. How amazing is that? ⁣

    ps Here’s to continuing my line of children’s saints and heroes that I began back in March. You can scroll way back to find St Gianna and Our Lady of Fatima :) #stfrancis #stfrancisofassisi #franciscan #kidlitart #henrinouwensociety #childrensillustrator #bissisterhood

  •  941  30  4 October, 2019
  • Saint Francis of Assisi Takes Christianity to the Sultan during the Crusades in Damietta, Egypt. Many numbers of Christians suffered beheadings after the loss of the battle of Damietta (Francis warned the Crusaders of this impending loss to no effect after receiving a vision of the event). One chronicler wrote "This horror befell about fifty horsemen, of the Knights Templar, thirty of the Germans, and over twenty Hospitallers." AS the heads stood on display outside the Islamic camp, the Crusaders thought Francis insane for what he proposed next: To enter the camp of the Sultan, and bring the light of Christianity directly to him. Though the Sultan promised Byzantine gold pieces for the head of any Christian brought to him, Francis was compelled by the great commission he received from our Lord spread the Gospel at any cost. Though Francis entered the camp and gained an audience with the Sultan, even reportedly telling him that "If you do not wish to believe we will commend your soul to God because we declare that if you die while holding to your law you will be lost; God will not accept your soul. For this reason we have come to you.", he managed to save his life in the cause of spreading truth. In the Little Flowers of Saint Francis he prophesied that the Sultan would eventually have a deathbed conversion. On this feast day of such a great Saint, let us ask our dear Saint Francis to pray for us, to strengthen our evangelistic efforts, and to spread the truth always and at all costs!

#barituscatholic #catholic #catholicism #catholicchurch #romancatholic #romancatholicism #traditionalcatholic #catholicart #catholichistory #saintfrancis #stfrancisofassisi #feastday #francis #franciscans #missionary #crusader #crusades #evangelization #faith #catholicsaint #assisi #christianity #christian
  • Saint Francis of Assisi Takes Christianity to the Sultan during the Crusades in Damietta, Egypt. Many numbers of Christians suffered beheadings after the loss of the battle of Damietta (Francis warned the Crusaders of this impending loss to no effect after receiving a vision of the event). One chronicler wrote "This horror befell about fifty horsemen, of the Knights Templar, thirty of the Germans, and over twenty Hospitallers." AS the heads stood on display outside the Islamic camp, the Crusaders thought Francis insane for what he proposed next: To enter the camp of the Sultan, and bring the light of Christianity directly to him. Though the Sultan promised Byzantine gold pieces for the head of any Christian brought to him, Francis was compelled by the great commission he received from our Lord spread the Gospel at any cost. Though Francis entered the camp and gained an audience with the Sultan, even reportedly telling him that "If you do not wish to believe we will commend your soul to God because we declare that if you die while holding to your law you will be lost; God will not accept your soul. For this reason we have come to you.", he managed to save his life in the cause of spreading truth. In the Little Flowers of Saint Francis he prophesied that the Sultan would eventually have a deathbed conversion. On this feast day of such a great Saint, let us ask our dear Saint Francis to pray for us, to strengthen our evangelistic efforts, and to spread the truth always and at all costs!

    #barituscatholic #catholic #catholicism #catholicchurch #romancatholic #romancatholicism #traditionalcatholic #catholicart #catholichistory #saintfrancis #stfrancisofassisi #feastday #francis #franciscans #missionary #crusader #crusades #evangelization #faith #catholicsaint #assisi #christianity #christian

  •  2,310  59  5 October, 2019