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Home by Warsan Shire (British-Somali poet) contributed by Chuck Dunn no one leaves home unless home is the mouth of a shark. you only run for the border when you see the whole city running as well.

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Things Are Looking Up

Carl Zawatski Third Order of Friars Minor

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Prayer of Francis

Lord make me an instrument of your peace Where there is hatred let me sow love Where there is injury, pardon Where there is doubt, faith Where there is despair, hope Where there is darkness, light And where there is … Continue reading

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St. Francis Shelter Stages Weekend Reunion Project

One individual stands uniquely apart from all the people who have come to Carl Zawatski’s aid as he continues his battle with cancer.  When help was desperately needed an unlikely angel appeared in the form of Jay Cunanan, a young … Continue reading

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Highway from Heaven

Two months ago, I was eating a hot dog – probably one of the softest meats (if it really is meat) known to humankind.  The hot dog is the staple of many a homeless person.  I could not finish it.  … Continue reading

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A Journey of Faith

As we reported last week, St. Francis Shelter Director Carl Zawatski is undergoing cancer treatment. Despite the challenge he faces, he offered an update for the website. In his email, he writes, “I was extremely sick from the initial treatment … Continue reading

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A Word About Carl’s Challenge…

This is a short post to alert you to the fact that St. Francis Homeless Shelter Director Carl Zawatski is engaged in a physical challenge and currently under-going cancer treatment. Under the circumstances, he may not be as readily available … Continue reading

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A New Way to Give

As our numbers continue to grow, subscribers and Friends of St. Francis ask if there is a way they can set up recurring donations to the St. Francis Shelter. As of today, there is. We now include the option to … Continue reading

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Respite Mission

“And again, he entered Capernaum after some days, and it was heard that he was in the house. Immediately, many gathered together so that there was no longer room to receive the, not even near the door. And he preached … Continue reading

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Houston Rising

The St. Francis Shelter is one of five locations Tucsonans can donate gifts to help relieve the suffering of our Texas neighbors in Houston. Yesterday, with the help of the St Francis Shelter staff and our new best friend, Andrea … Continue reading

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