Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Texting For Prayers
St. Francis of Assisi took a new approach in reaching out to the common people of his age. Where Sunday sermons of that time had developed into intellectual dissertations, often spoken in Latin. Francis preached very simply, in the language of the people. His friar sons continued that approach, even into our Internet driven era. The National Catholic Reporter's website is carrying a CNS story about Franciscan Friars of Holy Name Province, accepting prayer requests via text. Cool!