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Incarnation – Christine Valters Paintner 

July 25, 2016

“In his famous poem ‘Canticle of the Creatures’ where he praises the creatures and the constellations, the four elements of earth, water, wind, and fire, he even calls bodily death ‘Sister’ because he recognizes her as friend in this life, as a reminder of what is essential. . . . The canticle is a celebration of the incarnation through all of creation.”
— Christine Valters Paintner, PhD Illuminating the Way: Embracing the Wisdom of Monks and Mystics
How might you respond to Francis’ invitation to dance on the edges of the world, in the places where beauty and freedom reside? Can you learn to see nature as Francis saw it, that is, a theophany, a place of divine encounter and intimate relationship?

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