Spirit of Assisi Supper in the USA
Our parish, Saint Francis of Assisi, in Triangle, Virginia marked the Assisi Day of Peace with a simple supper of soup, bread, fruit and cookies. This meal was followed by a DVD presentation and discussion. The DVD included the story of a National Geographic photographer, DeWitt Jones. He spoke of how belief affects what we see. In sharing how he is able to recognize the grandeur and wonder of creation, setting up magnificent photo studies by waiting and watching, he inspired our depth of vision regarding the damage we do to this wondrous world.
In our discussion, participants shared their own opportunities to see the greatness of God in the gifts of the earth. We brainstormed about what we need to do and what we can do and what me must desist from doing in the future. We spoke about how politics controls and the economy limit the possibilities for substantial change.
The DVD is available thru a company called Starstruck. Their address is Starstruck.com
By Fr. John Heffernan