“Franciscan peace is not something saccharine. Hardly! That is not the real Saint Francis!,” Pope Francis said in his homily in the Upper Basilica of St. Francis in Assisi this morning.
Nor, he added, is Franciscan peace “a kind of pantheistic harmony with forces of the cosmos.”
“It is not Franciscan,” he said, “but a notion that some people have invented! The peace of Saint Francis is the peace of Christ, and it is found by those who "take up" their "yoke", namely, Christ’s commandment: Love one another as I have loved you (cf. Jn 13:34; 15:12). This yoke cannot be borne with arrogance, presumption or pride, but only with meekness and humbleness of heart.”
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