Friday, May 28, 2010

Remembering PEACE in our world over this Memorial Day

Peace and All Good!
I can hardly believe that it is the end of May already and that we are heading into the Memorial Day Holiday weekend!
Hopefully the sun will shine for part of the weekend because the past few days here in Portland the days have been quite wet and soggy ...

Anyway, when I think of the month of May, I do think of peace and to remember to pray for peace in our world. As we come to this Memorial Day we remember in a special way our veterans who have given their lives to help to make the world a more just and peaceful place. We also remember all those who have died.

The past day or so I keep thinking of some words of St. Francis connected to all of this, so I share them with you ...
from the Legend of the Three Companions:
"May the peace you announce with your lips be even more abundant in your hearts. Do not provoke anyone to anger or to scandal. May everyone be attracted by your lived example of meekness, peace, goodness and harmony. This is your vocation: to heal the wounds, to mend the broken, to call back the lost."
St. Francis sure has a way of challenging me in my life! I guess that is what conversion is all about ... a daily stiving to make a difference and live in peace ...
Have a great holiday weekend and be safe especially if you are traveling about! I'm heading to Spokane Washington for a quick trip to help one of my Franciscan Sisters to celebrate her Golden Jubilee - WOW 50 years of service and dedication to the Church and to the people of God. Congratualtions Sr. Elaine!
It should be a grand celebration! Hopefully I will have some pictures to share next time...
Peace and Blessings!


  1. I would like to award you the Inspirational Blog Award which was given to me by Anna at Faithful Catholic Girl. Check out my blog, to copy a picture of the award and to see who else I awarded it to!

  2. Hello Sr Patricia
    This is nice. The words of St Francis are beautiful. I am a great fan of his - he is rather popular in my family!

    Thanks for the post, congratulations to Sr Elaine, and may God bless you both.

  3. Hi Sr Patricia, I have always admired St Francis. And, he was Italian...special to me.
    God bless you...
    (Woops, I almost said Mate..)
    That's an Ozzie for you!