A chance encounter on the road, as reported by Br. David Buer, OFM, founder of Poverello House, a ministry for homeless men in Tucson, Ariz.
“There is only one place evil cannot enter, and that place is forgiveness.” And the place of forgiveness is the deeper place of prayer. It is to that place that the desire to know and love God leads, the very center of the deeper place of prayer.
God blessed Fr. Tony with a gentle nature and a selfless spirit – qualities that inspired affection in those he served and in those who knew him best.
Fr. Tom Speier, OFM, has written, Chronology of Francis of Assisi and His Followers: 1181 – 1278, a day-to-day account of the life of St. Francis.
Pope Francis’ encyclical, Fratelli Tutti, reads like a good series of sermons. They open up the words of Jesus and invite us to a life of joy and fulfillment that can only come from a life that is generously given away for the sake of the greater good.