Sunday, October 4, 2015
A Franciscan Weekend in the Fort
With only 11 days until the 2015 Parliament of the World's Religions it seems appropriate that I am immersed in a Franciscan weekend. In the year leading up to the Parliament I have attended mosques, Gurdwaras, Buddhist Temples, Hindu shrines, and Christian churches. I have participated in interfaith celebrations as well as interfaith vigils marking tragedies. I have presented, planned, and hosted events. So it seems right that with less than two weeks before the Parliament I go back to my roots. I attended a conference on Pope Francis' theology and ecology based on the example of Francis of Assisi. I participated in a Transitus service. I went to a mass marking the Feast of Saint Francis and finally I went to a reception celebrating 125 years of service by the Sisters of Saint Francis of perpetual Adoration. I look forward to celebrating the diversity of faith at the parliament and I will do that grounded in my Catholic-Franciscan tradition. I am ready for Salt lake city and the 2015 Parliament of the World's Religions.