A LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHER, ROBERT ELLSBERG - October 2017
In the month of October we remember Francis of Assisi, the saint who answered Christ’s call to “repair my church.” He is affectionately celebrated for his winsome qualities: his preaching to the birds, his praise for “Brother Sun and Sister Moon.” Above all, St. Francis stands as one who made the way of Jesus credible and concrete. Embracing the radical spirit of the Gospel, he boldly challenged a world obsessed with power and status, and a church that conformed to such values. Those today who pursue the cause of peace, who stand with the poor, who engage in respectful dialogue with other faiths, or defend the Earth and its creatures, are following in his path. In our program, we have tried to do the same.