A Letter to St. Francis of Assisi

Garrett writes a letter to Francis of Assisi, his patron saint. Dear Francis of Assisi, Greetings, my patron saint! I believe this letter is long overdue. We’ve already had a long and interesting correspondence across the span of 800 years (and my comparatively shorter 25 years). You’ve definitely had a very strong influence in shaping my faith when I was younger, and your example continues to inspire me in various ways. I think my first encounter with you was as a teenager r

A Letter to St. Francis Xavier

Garrett writes a letter to St. Francis Xavier Dear Francis Xavier, I’d like to start this letter with a bit of a confession. Although I selected ‘Francis’ as my confirmation name, I did not exactly have you in mind when I chose it. Back then, I was drawn to the radical simplicity of Saint Francis of Assisi – I still am, although I have found, as he did, that it doesn’t always suit everyone. It’s been almost a decade since my confirmation, but in that time, I’ve learnt about a