after a few
days we met in Asisi, I decides to writte a letter to you. I am not
sure this is a proper adress, but is the only one I could find.
So I hope the
letter will rich you.
Last wednesday my husband and me came fromRome to Asisi. We are from
Slovenia but that days my husband were on the busines trip to Rome
and I decided to go with him - to have a few days off. We stayed at
Rome for two days, after that we went in Assisi. And then in the
morning we met you on the big inwardly yard of St. Francisco
basilica. Meeting you was such a surprise - like looking at the
proper genuine St.Francisco. I am sorry we were so of small
words - we came into Assii as a pilgrim, not only a traveller,
struggeling with our inner conflicts of "being alive
or having life". St.Francis has been calling us for long
time. Assisi is a bautiful town but only your persone was in the
real spirit of St. Francis. And the little chapell outside the
You asked for
donation for your community - how much we can give with joy. I said,
we are not St. Francis, we cannot give 100 percently. Also, we are
not rich as he was, so it is a small donation, we can give. You know,
I am educated for a taching in elementary school, but I do not work.
We have got three children, the youngest daughter has cerebral palsy
of quiet high level. So I stayed at home as a mother. I enjoyed in
this position, but sometime we make ourselves problems about money.
We are used to live modest (not as much as you!) but many times we
put ourselves under the influence of "time spirit" of " having is
much more importen then just be".That why St.Francis spirit
and visit of Assisi was such a meaningful for both of us. Joy of
living which you can feel amoung olive trees and under blue umbrian
sky ... it is the same I can feel sometimes in my birth Haloze in
autumn when colourful wineyards are full of ripe grape, the
sky is blue and rattles operated by the winds sing their beautiful
songs of natur sounds... Here is God, here is the real life and here
is joy of living ... Inside natur and inside me beeing the part of
Why am I
writting to you? Meeting you make a big impression on me, your words
"keep contact on internet" was an invitation. I felt as if I got an
answer to my asking to God - to find someone belonging to christian
religion but live really spiritualy - not
only a confesion, not beeng obedient to dogma, but open minded and
free spirit inside the christian spiritual space. Open
minded was a massage of italian artist Fausto delle
Chiaie, we met few days before in Rome too ... So I have look
for internet side. And I felt compassion with you and youre
community ... beeing an heretic it is my frequent feeling,
living in small traditional village in Slovenia. Although I am
heretic only in my minds, not so much in my action ...
I am very
sorry that your book is stamped only in italian, I would like to
read it very much. You said it is something about land, economy?
Something about your work in Stična with our white monks?
If it is
possible for you I would like to stay in contact with you. I would
be honour, I you could take time for spiritual dialog with me. I
have been looking for someone for about ten years.
my "breaking" English, I am not used to speak (writte) it frequently.
God bless you
and your work