The Sacred Ordinary:
Saint Francis and Mary Oliver
What are the ways that the sacred reveals itself in simple, quiet moments? This is a day of celebrating the wonder, beauty and joy strewn all around us. Through stories of the life of St. Francis, poetry, music, a labyrinth walk and nature meditation, we will have a chance to more closely listen to the still small voice within us that leads to wonder and joy.
Praying by Mary Oliver
It doesn’t have to be
the blue iris, it could be
weeds in a vacant lot, or a few
small stones; just
pay attention, then patch
a few words together and don’t try
to make them elaborate, this isn’t
a contest but the doorway
into thanks, and a silence in which
another voice may speak.