THANKS TO ALL
who attended our
SUMMER INSTITUTE, July 12 to 22, 2014
This year’s teaching events included talks about Dietrich Bonhoeffer, the Lutheran pastor martyred in Germany in 1945, a full week on St. Francis of Assisi, and three evenings on St. Therese of Lisieux.
Watch this site in coming weeks as we provide materials from these three teachings. These will be of interest both to those who attended, and those who could not attend.
“How did Francis advance so far? Superficially, his advance looks like regression, because he renounced everything. But deep down, he gained everything by renouncing it all… Thus he became the Little Poor Man, the living image of the Great Poor Man, Jesus. Renouncing everything for Christ gained Christ plus everything… Because Francis buries himself in Christ, you see Christ in Francis. You can love Christ in Francis, because Francis loves Christ in you. “
(Excerpt from the Class Notes, provided by Brother Brian Dybowski for the SFIS 2014 Summer Institute)