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Words from Valerie

I am just back from taking a couple of weeks off. I had some fun, did some camping, went on a road trip, got some yard work and canning done, survived the smoke and did a lot of reading and resting. I will write again for next week. I look forward Continue...

Words from FR. Bob

Postscript (4) I want thank John Savant for his contribution of last week to this discussion. Along with recognizing the contributions of the theologians of the Cosmic Christ, he has focused our attention on the importance of the imagination for leading to compassion, of uniting our theology with our personal Continue...

Totem Pole Blessing Celebration

The Totem Pole Blessing Celebration was very inspiring. It was great to see so many St. Francis people at the gathering. Pope Francis in the quote above calls us to dialogue with indigenous people especially when their traditional lands are being affecting. One of the tribal speakers at the event Continue...



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The Dining Hall is located in the lower level inside the St. Francis Church.

Hot meals are served daily, Mon-Fri 5:00 PM; Sundays 3:30 PM. Here, 150-300 hot meals are served daily to those in need in dignity and peace.


words from pope francis

Laudato Si’ #146. In this sense, it is essential to show special care for indigenous communities and their cultural traditions. They are not merely one minority among others, but should be the principal dialogue partners, especially when large projects affecting their land are proposed. For them, land is not a commodity but rather a gift… Continue Reading

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St. Francis of Assisi is an urban parish in SE Portland. We are a welcoming congregation, with a special outreach to the poor and marginalized. We operate a Dining Hall, serving an average of 300 people an evening meal, six days a week. Our Dining Hall guests are treated with respect and served a hot meal in a Christian atmosphere of dignity and peace.

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