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In 2014, after attending St. Francis’s feast day celebrations in Assisi, April and her husband spent two weeks retracing on foot St. Francis’s last trip into Assisi. A few pictures from their trip appear in The Complete St. Francis (Jon Sweeney, Paraclete Press, 2015) scroll down this page for other pictures. Afterwards, April retold the the incredible life stories of St. Francis at the Rector’s Forum of St. David’s Episcopal Church:
Lesson 1: The “Ordination” of St. Francis
Lesson 2: The Formation of Three Orders
Lesson 3: The Last Years of His Life
While teaching the Rector’s Forum at St. David’s Episcopal Church, April also blogged daily meditations for the participants to consider.
- Week 1 Day 1 Cross of San Damiano
- Week 1 Day 2 Fix my Church
- Week 1 Day 3 Pazzo! Pazzo!
- Week 1 Day 4 Our Father
- Week 1 Day 5 Bless me, My Father
- Week 1 Day 6 Our Belongings
- Week 2 Day 1 Weapons
- Week 2 Day 2 Poverty
- Week 2 Day 3 Teachings of Jesus
- Week 2 Day 4 St. Clare
- Week 2 Day 5 Politics
- Week 2 Day 6 Rule of Life
- Week 3 Day 1 Sacrifice
- Week 3 Day 2 Regret
- Week 3 Day 3 Dominic and St. Francis
- Week 3 Day 4 Canticle of the Sun
- Week 3 Day 5 Jugglers
- Week 3 Day 6 Did St. Francis Get it Right?