This file contains 12 ‘Stations of Creation’, based on the Canticle of the Creatures’ which are offered as a free gift to all those who want to spend time in prayer and praise at the generous gifts of God we meat each day through Brother Sun and Sister Moon
This blog contains a liturgy which contains both an appreciation of the Creation (taken from the Stations of Creation first formalise by Colin Wilfred SSF) and a Eucharist with a Franciscan theme.
At Epiphany we cannot all make offerings of Gold, Frankincense, and Myrrh but we can give our hearts and with them our treasure, our worship and our failings.
Jesus commands us to invite only those who cannot repay us but whoever we invite to eat with us there is always a price to be paid.
With a Song in my Heart – 40 Days of Sacred Songs Day 33 – Friday after 5th Sunday of Lent To Listen: The Web of Love (Please note: I cannot find a recording of the ‘correct tune’ to today’s hymn but this tune is the same metre. Please sing the words yourself as… Continue reading With a Song in my Heart – Day 33
In the Franciscan community we are called to ‘sit lightly’ on the things of the earth. One reason is to help us not be possessed by our possessions. Another may be to help us live quiet lives so that we can hear the song of praise sung by Mother Earth.
Because faith is such a personal and intimate experience and we cherish our own ways of worship it is all to easy to belittle the worship of others. We are required to be humble and diligent in prayer rather than ‘holier than thou’
We learn to praise God best when we are in harmony with others who also desire to praise God
Every so often a hymn comes along that says ‘Yes!’ to all your questions about faith and the ‘whichness of the why’. This is mine.
Some of us have a ‘Damascus Road Experience” when we can point to a particular time of ‘Conversion’. Others have been nurtured in the faith from the cradle and have always known themselves held by God. All of us need to look for daily moments of turning away from ourselves and towards God