November is a Month of Remembrance.
Remembrance Day, observed on November 11, recalls the formal end of World War I at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918.
Each year we mark this day by recognizing and thanking all
Canadian veterans who have served our country ensuring peace.
November is also the month when the Church prays for the dead. It begins with the commemoration of All Saints (November 1) and All Souls (November 2).
And so I’m choosing Franciscan Footprints, a two-part book containing poems and inspirational stories, as the November Book of the Month.
Book I consists of word images and photography derived from a pilgrimage to Assisi and the surrounding caves, cloisters and countryside once frequented by Francis of Assisi.
Book II is a collection of brief biographies of sixteen Third Order Secular Franciscans witnessing to serenity in their lives despite remarkable difficulties and sufferings.
The people are dear friends who chose to tell their stories anonymously. Many of them no longer walk the land of the living but they forever remain in the hearts of those who knew them.