Margaret Anna Fridays ... on the Vows

Most Fridays, I’m going to share a quote from the founder of my groovy sisters, Margaret Anna Cusack, known in religion as Mother Francis Clare. In the weeks leading up to my profession of final vows on November 11th, I will be highlighting some of her insights on the vows.  Here's today's installment:

The Sisters should always have a great love and devotion for the observance of this vow [poverty]. As the inordinate desire of riches and worldly possessions is the principal cause of wars and dissensions which destroy nations and disturb the peace of families, the Sisters of Peace will find in the sacrifice which they make by this vow a glorious means of obtaining a spirit of peace for themselves and others.  Those who desire nothing, and who have nothing, cannot excite the envy of the avaricious, while their holy example will add weight to the means which they will use to inspire a love of peace in the hearts of others.

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