August 30, 2013

Assisi. October, 1980

My friend Andy is experiencing a calling to join the Franciscan order. A recent convert from some British branch of Protestantism, he’s off this month for a year in Maryland, working with the Franciscans, doing God-knows-what. I came across this photo of some other Franciscans today. Just one of dozens of shop windows filled with them here in the land of St. Francis himself. I felt no temptation to purchase any of these. But if I had known Andy back then (had he even been born?), maybe I would have.

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