FMSL Blog – Monsignor Michael Jackson’s Talks
The FMSL Sisters have been very fortunate in having Monsignor Michael Jackson lead several days of reflection and a day retreat on the life of St Francis and his spirituality. It has been decided to make Monsignor Jackson’s talks available via an FMSL Blog. Please follow the link below to the blog. If you feel moved by anything you have read there, please feel free to add your own comment to the blog. May the Lord bless you and give you peace.
Franciscan spirituality is reflected in the rich tradition mirrored in the lives of St Francis and St Clare of Assisi and other Franciscan spiritual leaders.
To follow Jesus with a Franciscan heart is to lead one’s life with the charism of St Francis. St Francis had a passion for peace. He searched for simplicity. He respected creation. He had empathy for the poor and lived out his life in self giving.
Hospitality – a Special Franciscan Care:
Let the Sisters Manifest their Love in Deeds.
Rule and Life, Tor, Art 3
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love.
Where there is injury, pardon;
Where there is doubt, faith;
Where there is despair, hope;
Where there is darkness, light Where there is sadness, joy.
O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console;
To be understood as to understand; to be loved, as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive, it is in pardoning that we are pardoned, and it is in dying that we are born to Eternal Life.
Enlighten the darkness of my heart
And give me true faith certain hope and perfect charity, sense and knowledge, Lord
That I may carry out
Your holy and true command