There is nothing to prove and nothing to protect. I am who I am and it's enough.— Richard Rohr
Jaw-dropping Franciscans quotations
"My aim is to institute perpetual adoration," spoke St.
Maximilian Maria Kolbe, Franciscan priest and founder of the Knights of the Immaculata. For he said that this is "the most important activity," and "if half of the Brothers would work, and the other half pray, this would not require too much."
Grant me the treasure of sublime poverty.
every time God forgives us, God is saying that God's own rules do not matter as much as the relationship that God wants to create with us.
My mother was an ex-nun, and my father was a Franciscan brother, so I grew up believing in Jesus the way anyone would believe in Mom's first husband.
I would love to be a Franciscan brother. Im just not sure I have the courage to do it.
San Franciscans are very proud of their city, and they should be.
It’s the most beautiful place in the world.
if there is one place in the United States where private styles make up for public images, it is San Francisco, where all lapsed lovers of America, even loyalists like me experiencing spasms of disillusionment, should be taken for refresher courses. The tides of all-American conformity beat vainly against the San Franciscan rock.
From Roger Bacon, the 13th century Franciscan who pioneered the scientific method, to George Lemaitre, the 20th century Belgian priest who first developed a mathematical foundation for the 'Big Bang,' people of faith have played a key role in advancing scientific understanding.
In a quiet Franciscan monastery kind and silent monks looked after me.
After many weeks I was discharged. Unfit for further service.
I've had such extremes in my life. From being this kind of wild kid, to one year studying to be a Franciscan priest at the seminary....I was very frustrated.
San Franciscans know we live in the most beautiful city in the world, a jewel on the edge of the Golden Gate.
Historically, San Franciscans have not valued street trees as much as other communities have.
But living in uncertain times does not mean San Franciscans must live in fear.
City government can and must help San Franciscans prepare for emergencies in order to avoid tragedy where possible and minimize loss of life and property when emergencies occur.
As Mayor of San Francisco, I will work hard to ensure that, in the event of natural or man-made disasters, San Franciscans are prepared and our City is protected.
The emphasis on the "peripheries" is also a distinctively "Franciscan" way of expressing the pope's respect for untutored popular piety - a respect, I might add, that was shared by St. John Paul II.
To go upon the Franciscans Hackney (i.e. on foot).
Nearly everybody in San Francisco writes poetry.
Few San Franciscans would admit this, but most of them would rather like to have their productions accidentally discovered.