September 29, 2017

Dear Parent/Guardian,

Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible;

and suddenly you are doing the impossible.

                                                                                                       St. Francis of Assisi


On October 4th we traditionally celebrate the feast of St. Francis of Assisi. In 1979 Saint John Paul II proclaimed Saint Francis as the heavenly patron of those who promote ecology. His feast day is an occasion to recall the humble man who honored the presence of God in all of nature. This recognition of God’s presence in everything prompted St. Francis of Assisi and his followers to become people of peace in the world. His example shows us how to respect nature as God’s creation.

St. Francis’s words give us encouragement to live our daily lives simply and reasonably with our baptismal call as the center of what we do each day. Living Jesus’s mission will surely provide the possibility of doing the impossible!