Week Three: Halfway through Lent! The blaze of grand resolutions has died down to an occasionally glowing ember. I believe that the lessons of this week’s Scripture readings say to us that this is a good state of affairs. Simplicity and humility are marks of true holiness. God calls Moses to Himself by means of a quietly burning bush, not a cinematic conflagration. He names Himself “I Am”, not “The Great and Powerful God Almighty”. Namaan is healed by a simple act, “Go, wash seven times in the Jordan.”—not by some magical, mystical Shaman-special-performance. Centuries later, an unbelievable act of self-sacrifice is explained by a simple statement: “He has children—I do not.”—not by a theological dissertation on conforming to Christ. So often in our narcissistic, “selfie” driven society, the “I did it my way” mentality tempts us away from the way of Christ, making it hard for us to see the virtue of humility as a good to be sought after. Holiness is for everyone, not jus
The Franciscan Way of the Sisters of St. Francis of the Martyr St. George is the road that St. Francis followed: in the footsteps of Jesus Christ and in the spirit of our foundress, Mother M. Anselma.