On needing an hour or two

Delightful! The musings of a new to north Minneapolis Visitation Intern, Cody Maynus. He writes beautifully of things that have been on my own heart…

Brother Columba Maynus

Half an hour’s meditation each day is essential, except when you are busy. Then a full hour is needed.” –Saint Francis de Sales, the Gentleman Saint (also known as the Doctor of Charity and the patron of writers.)

After reading a friend’s reflections on her year of service in Minneapolis, I realize that I haven’t taken the time to honestly sit down and put into words my own reflections on living, working, praying, and studying in North Minneapolis. “It’s fine,” I told myself. “Don’t worry–you’ve been too busy actually doing the work!”

Just as soon as I thought that,  I came across the above quote from Francis de Sales. Needless to say, I felt pretty darn convicted and decided to take my evening to scratch out a few notes.

The story goes that Saint Jane de Chantal, the co-foundress of the Visitation, wrote in big, bold print on the wall of…

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