Pure Joy: An Open Letter to Chelsea House Orchestra

Where there is sadness, joy.
 ~ Prayer of St. Francis

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Required Reading

They may have only those books
which are necessary for their religious exercises.
~ The Rule of St. Francis (1221)

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The Once and Future Franciscan


Francis and I go way back, but I’m just now getting to know him.

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Releasing the Birds


Up soared the lark into the air,
A shaft of song, a wingéd prayer,
As if a soul released from pain
Were flying back to heaven again.
~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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