By Cliff Garvey
you are priest,
you are prophet,
you are king.
you are our priest,
the shepherd of our souls.
By your sacrifice, you feed us.
With your hand, you lead us.
Within your arms, you comfort us.
you are our prophet,
the teacher of all that is true.
By your passion,
you save us.
With your blood,
you redeem us.
Beneath your cross,
you call us to prayer and service.
you are our king,
the servant of all God’s children.
By your surrender,
you vindicate our broken lives.
With your word,
you sanctify our troubled world.
Through your resurrection,
you deliver us from death.
by your grace,
show us the way to faith,
teach us how to hope,
lead us forth in love
for all people, for all time.
you are our God and Savior,
our friend and brother,
our good and suffering King;
you are the Christ for ever and ever.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Cliff Garvey is a co-founder of the Assisi Project. He is a graduate of the University of Southern Maine, Saint John Seminary College, and the Catholic University of America. Cliff is a spiritual director, retreat leader, writer, and university lecturer. He also serves as Associate Minister of the Catholic Community of Gloucester & Rockport where his ministry focuses on adult faith formation. Cliff can be contacted via email at email@example.com. Art: “The White Crucifixion” by Marc Chagall (1887-1985)
The Assisi Project
Saturday Morning with Saint Francis
Saturday, November 24th
Founded in 2007 by Father Jim and Cliff Garvey after their first pilgrimage to Assisi and Rome, the Assisi Project is a Fellowship of Franciscans in Spirit with friends and followers in the United States, Canada, Africa, and Europe. Our mission is to help adults of all ages more faithfully live the Gospel of Christ and grow closer to the Church through the inspiration and intercession of Saint Francis and Saint Clare of Assisi.
The Assisi Project meets on the last Saturday of every month in Saint Ann Church (located at 74 Pleasant Street in Gloucester, Massachusetts) for the Celebration of Mass, formation, fellowship, and faith sharing. Our next “Saturday Morning with Saint Francis” is November 24th beginning at 8:00am. This month, we will continue our reading and reflection on the saints, including Saint Agnes of Assisi and Saint Elizabeth of Hungary. All fellow parishioners are invited to join the Assisi Project! You do not need to travel with us to Assisi to be a member of the Assisi Project!
Members of our fellowship all around the world, who range in age from 16 to 93, also pray for those who ask for our prayers. If you would like to join us or if you would like us to pray for your special intention, please contact Cliff at firstname.lastname@example.org. Saint Francis of Assisi, pray for us! Saint Clare of Assisi, pray for us! Our Lady of Angels, pray for us! All are invited! All are welcome! May the Lord give you peace!
Founded in 2007, the Assisi Project is a Fellowship of Franciscans in Spirit with members, friends, and followers in the United States, Canada, Europe, and Africa. We are dedicated to helping Christian believers of all ages to more faithfully live the Gospel of Christ in the spirit of Saints Francis and Clare of Assisi. For more information about the Assisi Project and upcoming opportunities for faith formation, prayer, and pilgrimage in the Franciscan spiritual tradition, please contact Cliff Garvey at email@example.com. May the Lord give you peace!
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