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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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Art For Life … The Rest of the Story

  We are killing our planet!  Our oceans are a prime example.  I am becoming more aware of  how detrimental plastic is to our environment.  And I will be the first to confess that I too have been guilty.  Did you know … Continue reading

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Art For Life (pt 2)

Creation Care conclusion - John Petersen

  Yesterday I inadvertently sent my post “Art for Life” to my Life, etc. blog rather than  Franciscus Meus where this series Do you like a Mystery? has been unfolding.  This story could easily fit in either, but due to St. Francis’s love and … Continue reading

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Clue 1: Creation Care

John Petersen, Creation Care Mystery Clue #1

  After God created man (male and female) in his own image … “God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it.  Rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of … Continue reading

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Do you like a Mystery?

John Petersen

Do you like a mystery?  The next 2 or 3 posts will contain photos with the theme of “CREATION CARE”.  Consider the photos and determine their source and their connection to mother earth, St. Francis, and the Good Book.   … 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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The Sanctuary of Worship

This photo was taken in old town Mazatlan, Mexico One of my favorite things to do when in other countries is to visit their churches.  They come in many sizes and shapes.  Some are rather simple and non assuming, while … 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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