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My First Book of Poetry

In this life I’ve not travelled much outside North America. Go deep, an inner voice instructed, and so I let that happen first on the boundary waters of Minnesota and Ontario, and then in a convent beside the Red River of the North. In the middle of li…

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Merry Christmas !!

Merry Christmas to you and yours; May you experience genuine peace  … despite your circumstances … this Christmas and all through the new year as you begin to truly realize God’s amazing love shown through his son, Jesus.

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A Taste of Italy Art Exhibit

  My Exhibit includes photos while on my first “Chasing Francis” Spirit Venture in 2012 with photos from Assisi, Rome and Florence. It is at the RoxyAnn Winery in Medford, Oregon.  Come on by for a glass of Cabernet Franc:) … Continue reading

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The Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi

Young artists on the piazza of the Basilica of St Francis of Assisi

The Basilica di San Francesco is a distinctive landmark that can be seen from miles away as you approach Assisi.  As you draw nearer you can appreciate the huge supporting arcades.  The Basilica of St. Francis is considered one of the … Continue reading

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The Cathedral of Assisi

John Petersen's photography "In The Footsteps of Francis" - The St Francis of Assisi pilgrimage in Italy

The Chiesa di San Rufino is the Duomo or the Cathedral of Assisi.  The cathedral is the seat of the local bishop.  Rufino was Assisi’s first bishop, it’s Patron Saint, and was martyred and buried here in the third century. … Continue reading

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Who do you say that I am?

Best laid plans … My original intent was to post a photo everyday while in Assisi and Rome.  However that was not meant to be.  Perhaps it was for the best, though … since Father ‘does’ know best.  Not being … Continue reading

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Keeping Watch

“STAY  HERE  AND  KEEP  WATCH  WITH  ME.” Jesus’ agony in the garden of Gethsemane “Jesus went with his disciples to a place called Gethsemane, and he said to them, “Sit here while I go over there and pray.”  He took … Continue reading

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Chasing Francis

Chasing Francis, by Ian Morgan Cro

“Chasing Francis is written in a genre called wisdom literature, which is a very delicate balance of fiction and nonfiction, pilgrimage and teaching.” Ian Morgan Cron wrote this very witty and engaging novel apparently after much research and gives credit … Continue reading

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Introduction to Franciscus Meus

Lake Como, Italy 2004

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11 Welcome to Franciscus Meus. I did not really have … Continue reading

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