A Penitent Blogger

Mindful of my imperfections, seeking to know Truth more deeply and to live Love more fully.

Quid sum miser tunc dicturus? Quem patronum rogaturus? Cum vix iustus sit securus?
Recordare, Iesu pie, Quod sum causa tuae viae: Ne me perdas illa die...

Thursday, October 28, 2004

"We believe that Jesus is calling men today...

"... just as he did in the time of St. Francis, to leave everything and follow Him. However, a call to our particular way of life is not for everyone....

"We happily embrace the gifts of poverty, chastity and obedience and live a three-fold way of life:
  • "To know, love and serve God above all else.
  • "To dwell in unity, living in community with our brothers.
  • "To give free, wholehearted service to all; especially to the spiritually and bodily poor....

"We provide sanctuary and a loving, healing environment to international survivors of torture.

"We provide a peaceful presence in a violent, North Minneapolis neighborhood overrun with drug and gang activity.

"We maintain a small food shelf and clothing distribution program for the poor.

"We volunteer our time in the Right to Life movement (praying at abortion clinics, assisting unwed mothers and those in crisis pregnancies, etc.), befriending the homeless and outcast, visiting the imprisoned and the sick, and other small acts of charity and mercy."

from the website of The Franciscan Brothers of Peace
a public association of the faithful
in the Archdiocese of Minneapolis-St. Paul