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Service Network created a book!
This book, Living and Serving in the Way of St. Francis takes St. Francis’ most colorful writing, his Testament as an outline. 40 people submitted reflections on 40 different themes found in the Testament. Each of them has volunteered for (approximately) a year with a Franciscan Service Network program in homeless shelters, hospices, prisons, soup kitchens and the like. Their stories will make you chuckle, tear up, reminisce and want to go out and serve the poor yourself.
It was never planned that July 15th, the Feast Day of St. Bonaventure would be the publishing date. In fact, that date was supposed to be sometime in April, then May then June, but as it turns out, July 15th was the day. All along, this was God’s book and God shepherded it through the past 18 months’ journey into your hands. We have high hopes that will be circulated far and wide and that people will share it with others so that, like the life of St. Francis, it will inspire the simple and sophisticated alike.
Thank you to those who have prayed for this book, who contributed to this book and those who will soon help get this book into peoples’ hands.
Julie McElmurry, Feast Day of St. Bonaventure, 2015
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Hi. My name is Julie McElmurry. I live in Charlotte, NC and I travel wherever I'm invited to give retreats and presentations on the writings of Saints Francis and Clare of Assisi. Read on to learn more!
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