"Preach the Gospel at all times, and when necessary, use words."

A special "Thank you!"
Goes out to
John Michael Talbot
for giving us permission
to use his song on our
"Come to the Quiet"
You Tube Video
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Thursday, December 17, 2009

The Portiuncula Is Most Dear To The Blessed Virgin

Several herds of Whitetail Deer share the magnificent beauty of the
fields surrounding the Portiuncula Hermitage in Jerusalem, Ohio

It was at the Portiuncula that St. Francis began his religious life in a very small way; it was here that he made such extraordinary progress, and it was here that he came to a happy end. When he was dying, he commended this spot above all others to the friars, because it was most dear to the Blessed Virgin.

Saint Francis of Assisi
Bonaventure, Major Life
Chapter II



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  2. I just realized how the "Dear" Title aptly applies to the Picture. I wish I could take credit for this, but I'm afraid it is quite simply God's wonderful sense of humor at work here...