Friday, August 24, 2012

Franciscan Early Documents Hold Discernment Wisdom

Not sure what to do? Early Franciscan documents hold some inspiring discernment helps. Find here some tidbits of this classical Franciscan wisdom. If you feel yourself desiring more, consider our Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity Retreat September 21-23, 2012. To register for the retreat, click here.

Where there is a heart full of mercy and discernment, there is neither excess nor hardness of heart. -St. Francis of Assisi

...no one showed me what I had to do, but the Most High Himself revealed to me that I should live according to the pattern of the Holy Gospel. -The Testament

He was speaking with such fire of spirit that he could not contain himself for joy. As he brought forth the word from his mouth, he moved his feet as if dancing, not playfully but burning with the fire of divine love, not provoking laughter but moving them to tears of sorrow. For many of them were touched in their hearts, amazed at the grace of God and the great determination of the man. -Life of St. Francis by Thomas of Celano