October 4th is the Feast Day of St Francis of Assisi in many liturgical calendars

Love; it will not betray you, dismay or enslave you,
it will set you free

Mumford and Sons, Sigh No More

you are the Love
that does not betray or dismay us
but redeems, heals and frees us.
We thank you.

With Francis,
may we build your Church;
and may we build your Church
and be your Church
in that same love:
through Jesus Christ our Redeemer,


Jemma Allen is a priest in the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia.  She works as a counsellor and spiritual director in private practice, and is a PhD student at the University of Auckland in the counselling department. She serves on the RevGals Board.

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