Blog Posts from April, 2018

Our Neighborhood

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Luke 10:29 But he, desiring to justify himself, said to Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?” MEV

This was a question that was asked of our Lord Jesus Christ over 2,000 years ago. This is a question that can still be asked today.

In Jesus’ response to the man that asked the question, He told the parable of a man who was traveling from Jerusalem to the City of Jericho. Along the way he was robbed, wounded, stripped of his clothes and left for dead.

Franciscan Tradition of the Capuchin Soup Kitchen

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At a recent new staff training, we were watching clips from the movie “Francesco.” One thing that inspired me was that Francis of Assisi did not have all the answers. He was graced with an inspired spiritual intuition to see each other as family, as brothers and sisters no matter one’s social status. One of the implications of this is that he needed help and we need one another. Others in the Franciscan tradition such as St. Clare and St. Bonaventure helped by breathing a lasting energy into the Gospel inspiration that so moved St. Francis.