Francis of Assisi
Whether cultivating a patch of earth dedicated to the Virgin Mary, St. Francis of Assisi, or the rosary in stepping stones, Catholics find spiritual inspiration in prayer gardens.
Pope Francis will head to Assisi for a record third time in his pontificate later in September for an interreligious encounter focused on peacemaking.
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On a recent Saturday, members of the local Franciscan Earth Corps stocked shelves and cleaned storage rooms at a food pantry. In early March, the group will screen “Triple Divide,” a documentary about hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. Later this spring, they'll put up bluebird boxes at a retreat center.
And once a month, they'll gather to talk about Franciscan spirituality.