Dear brothers and sisters,
May the Lord give you peace. I pray that your Lent has been life-giving, and that your Easter will be life-celebrating. Please join us Sunday April 8, 1:00 pm as we receive our new Candidates. This is a solemn/joyful moment for all of us in San Luis Rey Fraternity!
I share with you the “praises” St. Francis composed after he returned from the Holy Land. They seem most suited to this time of year.
You are the holy Lord God Who does wonderful things. You are strong. You are great. You are the most high. You are the almighty king. You holy Father, King of heaven and earth.
You are three and one, the Lord God of gods; You are the good, all good, the highest good, Lord God living and true.
You are love, charity; You are wisdom, You are humility, You are patience. You are beauty, You are meekness, You are security, You are rest, You are gladness and joy, You are our hope, You are justice, You are moderation, You are all our riches to sufficiency.
You are beauty, You are meekness, You are the protector, You are our custodian and defender, You are strength, You are refreshment, You are our hope, You are our faith, You are our charity, You are all our sweetness, You are our eternal life: Great and wonderful Lord, Almighty God, Merciful Saviour.
Peace and all good,
Praises from Francis of Assisi: Early Documents, vol. 1, p. 108.
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