St Francis of Assisi is an inspiration to follow in Jesus’ ‘footsteps’.
A riotous early life, captivity, and visions, Francis dramatically changed and committed himself to prayer, solitude and devotion to all of creation. Born and raised in Italy in the early 1180s, Francis lived the high life of a wealthy young man until illness, captivity and visions caused him to re-evaluate his life in his early 20s.
He changed direction, became a follower of Christ, wanting to commit himself to the teachings of Jesus Christ, prayer and solitude, preaching repentance, giving up wealth to walk in poverty. His sense of brotherhood under God included especially the poor, lepers, normal folk, all of creation and nature. Come and be inspired by such commitment to follow in Jesus’ footsteps. Bring a packed lunch to share in the beauty of fellowship, stillness and peace. The day will include an optional midday Anglican Eucharist.
About the Leader: Jane Baker
Jane, a spiritual director, believes the importance of scripture in her life, combined with walking in nature, that the two work hand in hand to inspire our life of faith and creativity.
10am Morning Prayer
10.15 Address St Francis of Assisi
11.00 Quiet Time art/craft available
12.00 Optional Anglican Midday Eucharist
1.30 2nd Address St Francis of Assisi
2pm Quiet Time art/craft available
2.45pm Gather/ Reflection – sharing
Donation - Bring a packed lunch
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