The Word Among Us

Lent 2012 Issue

The Gospel: What it is not

A look at some common mistakes

The Gospel: What it is not: A look at some common mistakes

One day about eight hundred years ago, a young man named Francis of Assisi was praying before a cross in the run-down church of San Damiano. He was lost in contemplation when, as if out of nowhere, Francis heard a voice coming from the crucifix.

“Francis,” it said, “go rebuild my church, which you see is in ruins.” Impelled by the voice, Francis began a restoration...

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