Let us begin, brothers, to serve the Lord God, for up until now we have done little or nothing.
First Biographer of St. Francis Thomas of Celano
At the end of his earthly existence, St. Francis admonished his brothers with these words. He didn't want them to be satisfied with what they had accomplished nor to feel that they had reached their goal but wanted them to begin again in pursuit of holy newness.
As we continue to celebrate our 60th anniversary in the diocese of Charleston it is good to reflect on these words. We all remember the energy and enthusiasm of a beginning whether it was the beginning of this monastery, a relationship, a marriage, a birth, or a job. Pray for us as we continue to live our Franciscan life with this enthusiasm that we will be open to the ways that God is calling us to serve the Church and the world. Recently we have become more conscious of our need to care for the earth and are trying to find ways that we can be better stewards of our sister Mother Earth.
Your gift continues to assist us in living our life of prayer. Know that you and your intentions are remembered daily in our prayer. Thank you for letting us know how we can pray for you.
Sr. Mary Connor, osc
And all your grateful Poor Clare Sisters