Where there is charity and wisdom, there is neither fear nor ignorance. Where there is patience and humility, there is neither anger nor vexation. Where there is poverty and joy, there is neither greed nor avarice. Where there is peace and meditation, there is neither anxiety nor doubt.

~St. Francis of Assisi, Admonition 27

2010-02-01T09:11:47+00:00 February 1st, 2010|Classics, St. Francis of Assisi (his own words)|4 Comments

4 Comments

  1. Greg February 1, 2010 at 3:59 pm

    Great quote. I used it in a presentation of Taming the Wolf this past week.

    Few know the richness of Francis that appears in the Admonitions.

    In the Taming approach, we seek out fear and ignorance and transform them into charity and wisdom; we seek out anger and vexation and transform them patience and humility, and so on.

  2. Greg February 1, 2010 at 10:59 am

    Great quote. I used it in a presentation of Taming the Wolf this past week.

    Few know the richness of Francis that appears in the Admonitions.

    In the Taming approach, we seek out fear and ignorance and transform them into charity and wisdom; we seek out anger and vexation and transform them patience and humility, and so on.

  3. a secular franciscan February 1, 2010 at 4:09 pm

    Thanks for stopping by Greg. The connotations held by the word “admonition” in our current culture may help explain the lack of appreciation for this wonderful document.

    Pax et bonum!

  4. a secular franciscan February 1, 2010 at 11:09 am

    Thanks for stopping by Greg. The connotations held by the word “admonition” in our current culture may help explain the lack of appreciation for this wonderful document.

    Pax et bonum!

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