My spiritual formation has been influenced heavily by the Franciscans over the years. The first spiritual director I ever had (some 25 years ago) was a Franciscan priest serving in the mountains of North Carolina. Over the years I have read plenty of biographies and writings about Francis and Clare. I have followed various websites from Franciscan monasteries, and of course the Third Order Franciscan.
Where I currently worship, the Priest Associate comes from a Franciscan background and spent many years in an Anglican Franciscan monastery. One of the Deacons is a Third Order Franciscan. I am inspired by the life of St. Francis and my life has been enriched by those who follow in his ways.
Here are a couple of websites to explore further:
Here is a piece to meditate on today:
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