Now, wherever we are,
and in every place,
and at every hour,
throughout each time of each day,
may all of us honestly and humbly believe,
holding in our hearts
to love, honor,
magnify, and give thanks
to the Most High and Eternal God,
Trinity and Unity. Amen.
— St. Francis of Assisi
The Rule of Saint Francis
May today there be peace within.
May you trust God that you are exactly where you are meant to be.
May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith.
May you use those gifts that you have received,
and pass on the love that has been given to you.
May you be content knowing you are a child of God.
Let this presence settle into your bones, and
allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance, praise and love.
It is there for each and every one of us.
–St. Thérèse de Lisieux
What you hold, may you always always hold.
What do you do, may you always do.
Never abandon it.
With the swiftest, lightest steps
that stir no dust,
and on feet that don’t stumble,
may you walk securely into the future
with joy and speed
along the path of wisdom, happy.
May your steps be practical and sure,
as the Spirit of the Lord calls you.
— Saint Claire of Assisi, Letters
Carmen Acevedo Butcher Little Daily Wisdom
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