Totally conformed to Christ

Francis had one dominant thought, one unquenchable desire, one constant intention: to become totally conformed to Christ. Discipleship in love has no other purpose except to “christify” the whole person. It is entirely geared towards transforming the lover into an image of the beloved (LM XIII, 2). Francis was “indeed always occupied with Jesus: Jesus he bore in his heart, Jesus in his mouth, Jesus in his ears, Jesus in his eyes, Jesus in his hands, Jesus in the rest of his members. How often, when he sat down to eat, hearing or speaking or thinking of Jesus, he forgot bodily food” (1Cel 115).

~Fr. Felice Cangelosi OFM Cap, Profession in the SFO: Gift and Commitment

The Christian God is a crucified God

Clare reminds us that the Christian God is a crucified God. Any other type of God is one of our own projections and desires, an idolatrous God who we create in our own image.

~ Ilia Delio, Franciscan Prayer

July 11th, 2013|Prayer, St. Clare of Assisi, suffering|1 Comment

A life is either all spiritual or not spiritual at all.

A life is either all spiritual or not spiritual at all. No man can serve two masters. Your life is shaped by the end you live for. You are made in the image of what you desire.

~Thomas Merton

March 22nd, 2010|Simplicity|0 Comments