"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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Monday, February 07, 2011

From A Hovel One Ascends More Quickly To Heaven

Rivo Torto near Assisi, Italy

Blessed Francis betook himself with the rest of his brothers to a place near Assisi called Rivo Torto. In that place there was a certain abandoned hovel in a shelter of which these most ardent despisers of great and beautiful homes lived; and there they kept themselves safe from the rains. For, as a certain saint once said, "From a hovel one ascends more quickly to heaven than in a palace."

Saint Francis of Assisi
Celano, First Life
Chapter XVI


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