I am now in Assisi and soon off to see what lessons are here for me. I hope to understand St. Francis and his desire to simplify and be at peace with nature. As I walked around town last night it was easy to see how he had an eye for beauty. The light here is stunning and everything excites the eye and soul. My aunt had mentioned years ago that Assisi was a place of beauty and that remained with me all these years. I knew one day that I would have to visit. So many of you have asked for me to pray for you here and I will, as I walk and as I visit the holy sites here. 

This is little pilgrimage has been amazing and gratitude fills my heart. I’m not sure what it will all mean but I know I have time to process it all eventually. For now I will keep it simple–walk with eyes open to see the Holy before me. Simplify. Breathe. 



About sstyves

A Canadian prairie girl rooted in Ignatian spirituality, I seek God in all things. Whether I catch a glimpse of the Divine and delight in its presence in nature or in the beauty of an encounter with someone, I am ever so grateful that I can recognize the Creator. I greet each new day with hope and happiness, expecting blessings and miracles because I am created to praise, love and serve God. This blog is one way of realizing that through my writings, prayers, and photography. To God be the Glory!
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3 Responses to Simplify

  1. Kathy k says:

    I love that sentence, Suzanne… ‘see the Holy before me’. That is what I desire to do in all my walks of life here. Big hug.

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