" He is the saint who sings, the saint who laughs, the saint who kisses, who plays the violin by bowing a stick on his arm, a dancing angel. He is the saint who joyfully sings to nature, who joyfully loves the nature God has created. He does so not as a pantheist, but clearly in all things, as a gardner loves each flower in his garden for itself. Joy! Joy! It is nothing other than music. He hangs from God on a golden thread, swaying back and forth with life's joy - the troubador of God. He is inebriated with music and joyful love. Of all the saints, he is the poet; all his deeds are spontaneous rhymes, his words music! And even more than a poetic saint, one would prefer to call him a holy poet."

Heinrich Federer
Ins Land der Apfelsinen 1926
Into the Land of Pineapples, 1926

Saint Margaret of Cortona Region
Secular Franciscan Order USA
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Covering the District of Columbia, Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, and portions of West Virginia and Pennsylvania
Mary Thuman, Minister
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