Monday, April 19, 2010

An Encounter with Francis

When the Protestant movement was first gaining influence throughout Europe, among the first things to go were the devotions to the saints. In recent years, there have been some Protestants who have shown a renewed interst in saints. They see them as examples of what it means to be a Christian; the saints become a source of inspiration.

Francis of Assisi has always been a popular saint with many people, Christian and non-Christian alike. The Rev. Elizabeth Myer Boulton of Old South Church, Boston, MA, recently wrote an essay for the Christian Century magazine; about her and her children’s encounter with Francis.

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